A pleasingly light, romantic and gracious novel, for rentals largely. Awake, My Heart, her first novel, the story of a young girl's first love, was a wee bit too prettified. This too may be a little fragile, lacy -- but it is ingratiatingly charming. It is the story of Con, an American girl, married to an Englishman, Mark, and taking for granted her quiet life at Bittersea, Mark's ancestral home, with gardens, high teas, and quietude. Then comes Richard, and she does not fight his attraction for her, until with the war, she faces Mark's determination to send her and their children to America, and she realizes that her place is with Mark, and that it is Mark she loves, and not merely the tradition of her life. She stays -- and the children go without her.