It's really very hard to say anything for, against, or especially about this kind of novel which is really no better, no worse, and no different than any Mrs. Banning has been writing for years and years. Whatever redemptive intention it has is applied to the marriage of Stephen and Jennifer Cooper after he loses his job, she throws up hers, and they go to De Soto, North Carolina. This is a special community integrating all levels--dropouts from the rich, business world, others riding out ill health, as well as the natives. Jennifer soon feels out of it and belongingness there doesn't lead to togetherness with Stephen--until.... It's superannuated sentimental stuff but there are readers, in the middle distance of life escaping from it.