Somewhat more substantial than her recent books, this story of Linda, who had everything, and who marries Steven, sober and worthy, who takes her to live in the run-down family place where he farms for a meagre living. Three children do not help to give the marriage the security it needs; Steven is resentful of Linda's mother's generosity, which makes him more than ever conscious of his own failures. He becomes truculent, withdrawn, and with a gesture of defeatism, goes off to war as an ambulance driver. Linda returns to New York, is almost involved in an affair with Steven's cousin who had always attracted her, but stops short when Steven is wounded and goes back to the farm to await his return. Primarily for the rental market, and branch libraries.