HARVEST OF THE HEART by May Mellinger

HARVEST OF THE HEART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

...... but the bumper crop of troubles which precedes it- for shy, serious Starr Cooper, whose parents migrated to California during the war but found the living still not easy. Starr avoids the passes of boys on dates, and when she falls in love it is with Jeffrey- married to a hopeless alcoholic, and even with a divorce, unable to carry the obligation of two wives. Starr takes a job in Washington where she marries Dash Taylor, and a year of easygoing extravagance comes to an end with Dash' death- and her pregnancy. A few weeks later, Starr's mother dies, and leaves her with the responsibility of a 3 year old sister as well as the child to come. Starr lives with Dash' parents- faces the dreadful disapproval of his mother- but Jeff is back to provide a little comfort even though she refuses to burden him further with her children. It is finally the death of Jeff's wife which lifts his load of responsibility- and enables him to take on Starr, and her young family....A staunch heroine here, her story is followed with unabating sentiment and solicitude. Rentals.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1954
Publisher: David McKay