The popularity -- particularly with the conservative market -- of Elizabeth Corbett will not be enhanced by this new novel, although her fans will probably read it and like it. It is a story of Northern Illinois in the 1880's, and the situation revolves around a furtive love affair and an evasive young man. Sheba Faye Warner, small town widow, has a brood of devoted stepchildren, toe much money and a consuming love of horses and humanity. She divides her time between her farm, Fayes Folly, and the affairs of her stepchildren, her grandfather, now in his dotage, and the ramifications of her abortive romance with Sam Martin, who has rented her quarry, won her love, and hurt her pride by marrying too obviously for money. Diverting enough reading for lazy hours, but not distinctive either in atmosphere or writing.