This latest addition to the Williamsburg series is set largely against the early part of the war in England, prior to the USA entry. It is amazing how convincingly she recaptures the mood and tempo of the times. It is as good a study of British morale as I remember, the exuberance of spirit in which the challenge and the danger was met. And- for the audience that has come to know as familiar friends the Day-Sprague family, with their network of intermarriages, spanning two countries, it is with a sense of homecoming that one picks up the threads in times corresponding to our own. A recurrent theme is the idea of the past living again in the persons of Jeff and Mab, who are contemporary figures readily identified with their ancestors, Julian and Tibby, back in Williamsburg. The story ends in 1941; surely there is another volume to come.