Sequel to The Handsome Road -- perfect ""pop"", with authentic background, good conflict in ways of life, full bodied characterization, and a thoroughly readable tale. Once again there is the conflict of the ""poor whites"" versus the genteel, ineffectual aristocrats. This is the story of the marriage of Eleanor Upjohn and Kester Larne, a marriage in which a great love comes into conflict with lack of community of tastes and background. Kester is as typically Southern as Eleanor is typically American, and their marriage almost crashes when Eleanor puts the plantation back on its feet while Kester is playing the war hero. Should be an easy success.