Discerning, likeable story of China today and the white colony, a book for feminine tastes primarily. It is in part concerned with an adjustment to marriage, when Jane, daughter of a missionary doctor, brought up in an isolated mountain village, marries the very eligible, more worldly Consul of Ter-ho, Martin Drummond. Jane, unused to and by the tea table, ma jong society of Ter-ho, feels uncomfortable and unpopular. Her friendship with , a high born Chinese girl who represents the new China, and , a flamboyant American, mark her as even more of an outsider. A break comes when Jane is put off Martin by two of his former and still envious women friends. She rejoins her father just as the Japanese attack the province; but eventually she and Martin are reunited and go to England to Join actively in the war. Essentially light, but pleasant reading. The publishers plan trade advertising, post cards, etc.