A story of quiet courage, set in the Ponobscot Bay region in the late 1800's. A quiet simple chronicle of a woman's bravery and sacrifice and beauty as she attempts to feed and clothe and encourage the spiritual growth of her little family. Never depressing nor Pollyannaish, simply a glowing recital of inspiring character, and a tender romance. The background of the sea and the people of the little village color the story with cruelty and beauty on the one side and with kindly humanity on the other. A book that a discriminating audience will like, immensely. A book that may be good for the long haul, for the type of reader who likes Mary Webb's Precious Bane.