DIRIGO POINT by Elizabeth Foster
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For softer, lighter feminine moments, a love story which totes up to practically nothing but pleasant company, nicely turned dialogue, romantic miscalculations and misunderstandings, all of which is refreshing as present day relief. (Singing Beach and The Days Between were published by Harper's). The story concerns Jasmin, 24, who falls in love with Tony, sees him again at Lake Winnebago after an interval, and finds that her mother, Laura, a divorcee, is violently opposed to him for no other reason than that Tony's mother was responsible for Laura's divorce. Then Roger turns up to soothe troubled waters -- and on the side to win back again Laura, whom he had always loved. Jasmin believes, for the moment, that Tony is her half-brother and runs off, but that mistake is disentangled and Roger reconciles the young people and straightens out his own marriage. Ingratiating tale. And there aren't many of its ilk today.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1943
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin