To Penny Warburton, the summer between her junior and senior year at art school proves a challenge rather than a vacation. She is told by her family that as a result of a bad crop of apples, she will have to remain at home in Kelowna, British Columbia, for a year or two rather than return as planned to school. Tony accepts the circumstance as a challenge, and uses what she has learned to start her own crafts school, which is both financially and emotionally rewarding. A young playboy and a neighbor vie for her affection, and as a result of Penny's efforts, the three emerge, richer and happier at the end of the summer. Written by the author of Carol of Long Chance Mine this book's chief virtues are the wholesomeness of its heroine and the picture it presents of crafts as a possible profession.