DILIGENCE IN LOVE by Daisy Newman

DILIGENCE IN LOVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A conversion theme, which, although sometimes overplaying the emotional pull, makes hearteningly real the personal response to spiritual stimulus. Vaughn, responsible for her two children, Susan and Neil, has become a tense, a blind, excusing wife for her husband, an ex-GI who has not yet found security. An assignment from the advertising agency, where she dreams of an upper-bracket job, sends her to a Quaker community in Rhode Island which not only introduces her to a new life but opens her eyes to a way that will free her from the bonds of competitive careerism in New York. Back home she finds the call is not strong enough, nor is she big enough, to bring the message to her family or to use her almost-found belief to toes over her glamorous job. It takes the wreck of summer holiday plans to unite the family and send them back to the Quakers where they right their sense of responsibility and to underline Vaughn's realization of unselfish love. This progresses from the brittle to the sensitized and makes believable what might have been a full production redtion subject, tresting marriage, career and faith in everyday awareness. Welcome both for content and handling.

Publisher: Doubleday