Primarily concerned with Daisy Gilfillan, and her life from 1898 to 1931, during which she is amazingly untouched by the passage of time, and changes. Giving up her chance to marry Arthur, when she thinks her cousin Anna is pregnant by him, Daisy elopes with eligible but haunted Regis Penniver, is divorced from him when scandal threatens both, and is cared for by her father's old partner, Gwym Cobley. On Gwym's death, it is Arthur who rouses her old love, but again it is Anna who stops their chance at happiness-Anna who is only waiting until she can be the sole possessor of Daisy's love. Acting as a buffer between Arthur and Anna, and their daughter, Daisy at last frees herself to marry Vane who dreams of the money he believes she has. Her lack of it embitters him and with his death Daisy is at last returned to Anna whose vengeful patience is rewarded. It is Anna who is the more interesting of the two women and were the focus on her more strongly, the story would be more holding in its implications. But a definite feminine accent makes this acceptable in its field.