Three long novelettes, linked only by the fact that each one -- in its own period -- deals with the problem of broken romance. The first, The Wedding of Rose Barlow is the story of a marriage of convenience, in which a mother marries her daughter to the man she would have liked for herself -- and the girl finds romance elsewhere. The second, Girl-of-the-Period, is the story of a frigid woman who gets exactly what is coming to her. And the third, We Meant To Be Happy, is a story of the dangerous age, and of how love disrupted a reasonably happy marriage. There is no particular distinction in either matter or manner. But Delafield sells.