Just when we're safest, there's a sunset touch"" which overwhelms Mrs. Mary Winterbourne, fifty, who for many years has lived quietly as a widow, devoted to her only daughter Joan who is-now- unhappily married to a Cambridge don- John Boys. He only wants staunch companionship and calls her ""old girl"". Leaving John, Joan goes off to France with her mother and in Paris Mary falls in love with a former Colonel- Tom- whose broken marriage and career lend a defeatist direction to his character as well as life. Through Mary, Tom gains the courage to fight back- for some future they can share together- and through a remarkable youngster, Joan and John find for the first time a more complete love..... The author of many, many books which have appeared in England, Mr. Church has written a semi- formal, almost old-fashioned sentimental romance; although there are some rather sticky sequences, it is a pleasantly punctilious world he frequents. Rentals.