A clannish story of the Methodist Gordons, from 1910 on, whose central focus is young Jennie and her growing up in a closely knit family, in Georgia. Miss Farmi married to a railroad man, produced six sons, all of whom became ministers, and with their wives and children, in annual summer, reunions, provided a wealth of small detail of family living, gossip, concerns. Jennie though watchful, is often ignorant of the tragedies that are averted- or evaded- and learns, as she grows older, to hide her for her cousin's husband, Zeke, in her teaching and work with Negroes. When she le how the feel about her- and the Gordons- it is only by winning Zeke, now a widower, that her broken world becomes whole again....The continuity of the family is broken by the explosion of the race question at the end, but in all it provides a lively picture of Southern life, with vitul characters. A first novel, aimed at an extensive thodist market- but not confined thereto.