An expensive and decidedly robust women's item concerning the vagaries of young married -- and unmarried -- love troubles in a Florida resort hotel during the last war. Owner and manager of the Kumquat May Hotel is Cass, a golden-hearted, younger version of Tugboat Annie, moored for keeps after three stormy marriages to the blissful freedom of the single bed. Through Cass's free-swinging accounts and other narratives by the people involved, the story of Nadine, bewildered deserted wife in her early thirties who fled South to escape the bitter memories of her husband, Steve, comes to full flower. Sharing Cass's quarters and confidences, Nadine is courted by two soldiers during her stay at the hotel, but returns gratefully to her repentant husband, when both discover a new maturity. In and out of the lobby, in bars and coffee klatches march an assortment of Kumquat guests and soldiers, a few derelicts, but on the whole a likeable bunch. A good natured, ambling tale with a touch of sex to gutter the midnight oil.