A marshmallow, this brings youngish, just widowed Carlotta Fleet to a castle in Ireland where Lady Kilraven takes paying guests. Other people are around too: Conor O'Connell, a passe poet; Dr. Fabret, a Boston psychiatrist; Dermot Fenn, her nephew, who, although married, falls in love with Carlotta; and Michael, Lady Kilraven's dead son. He's a ghost in the tower. In several somnabulistic sequences, Carlotta talks with him and then realizes he's not altogether wraith-like-- he's Dr. Fabret's patient. Even so, there is little she can do to prevent his eventual decease...... Like Mary Stewart, Cecily Crowe relies on filmy scenery. Her Ireland is very green. It rains a great deal. And this is for some of her indoor readership. Some, certainly not all.