STAND FAST AND REPLY by Lavinia R. Davis


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City-girl-into-country-girl story with more of the ""message"" than one usually associates with Lavinia Davis. For Bitsy, at first bored and horrified by the fact that with Dad in the Army and no money she and her mother and brother must go back to Cousin Bertha's Ohio farm. Cousin Tim, at first awkward and gangling, proves to be really ""her kind"" more than the glamor boy she had mooned over at Sea Cliff. The endless physical labor of the farm, with its intangible returns in cash make Bitsy's ultimate choice of the farm rather than New York not wholly convincing, except to those who themselves would choose the farm as a way of life. Lavinia Davis has made no attempt to tie this in with current interest in the patriotic aspects of farm living, nor even -- except in passing -- with such aspects of modern country life as the 4-H clubs, etc.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran