Continuing in the series begun with Deeper the Heritage and Heritage of the River, this is again generously supplemented period- regional reading, specifically Canada of the 18th century and the de Courville Seigneury on the St. Lawrence. Here, one of the founding families, provides a story compounded of many incidents, involving many members of several generations. Andre, after several years as a coureur de bois, settles down, marries the hard and alien Renee, Renee who deliberately miscarries one child, dies with the birth of another. Elise, Andre's twin sister, loses the twins she sets her heart on, has further trouble with two of her four children; Paul-Andre who runs away from home to live with the Indians; Ann-Marie whose spirited, sensual nature is finally satisfied by marriage, etc. etc. A not always coordinated, but always ample novel which- with its considerable romantic and domestic detail- is adequate.