I liked it -- and think Hilda Morris has grown tremendously since the rather sprawly The Long View, a first novel of more than ordinary quality. In this new novel, she has succeeded in weaving the threads of her story into closer pattern, while still maintaining the variations on her theme. The scene this time is upper New York state, primarily, where the Denwoods, Clinton, Beulah and Flora, spend their childhood on the home farm. Marriage and temperament force their lives into different streams, but in Flora, the finest of the three, ""the main stream"" continues to hold its course. A family novel, which contains within its bounds many segments of American background and way of living. There is enough plot to hold it together; enough conviction in the drawing of character and scene to make its impress. Well written and good reading.