THE RIVER RISES by Helen Abbott Beals


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Solid feminine fare in a substantial, well built and well handled novel of New England, which will appeal to your more conservative renters and purchasers. There may be no particular dash, but it has a solid foundation of everyday lives and values. Hollice, pretty, warm-hearted and dependable, finds that her love for her husband, David Meade, a severe, priggish minister, is wearing thin. They return to the village of his birth, just as the fight is on between the town and a great water project, which will wipe out the village. David leads the fight on the one side; an old beau of Hollice is the head of the project. It is a losing fight, and David dies in his struggle, leaving Hollice free for greater happiness. Sub-plots in the romances of both children. Good tale.

Publisher: Macmillan