THE DISTANT DRUM by Alice Lent Covert


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Love finding a way the hard way, when Maggie Waynescott, a doctor, passes up marriage to Mike- whom she loves, to prove herself professionally, and to assume the responsibility of a poor practice in a small town in New Mexico. There she becomes involved with the Flemings, powerful and willful, when Chris Rutledge, whom Diane Fleming had wanted, falls in love with Maggie and provokes an irresponsible act of revenge- on Diane's part. And Maggie, whose sense of guilt is stronger than her love, turns down Mike a second time to care for and cure Chris- and at last free for the life she wants- with Mike. Leisure pleasure, and a likely, likable job.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1952
Publisher: Avalon