A post-war village in vine-growing France as Danielle Dufour returns to her war-stricke village and tries, with only her grandmother and little brother, to revive the land. Adult problems of reconstruction, the heartache of worry over the loss of her parents who were shipped east, the apparent loss of Marc, her childhood betrothed, all these are complicated by the traitor in their midst, the man who had swindled their property away while the villagers were fighting or imprisoned. Danielle, with the dribbling of returned compatriots, organizes a number of cooperative ventures, which cut into Guichard's income. The story, which begins full of promise and distinction, peters out toward the end, but at that is better than most. Good romance in a post war European setting.