The story of a family line, cursed by violence, whose youngest member, Sheila, of age vis all problems of feminine development. Ralaed by her hard-drinking musician father, her forbearing mother whose dancing career has been finished by an accident, her stalwart, wise, if overly religious grandmother, Sheila's heart belongs to Storm Point, isolated dairy farm of the Storms. Strenuous instruction in music and dancing threatens her health, and a tutor opens new worlds and a more normal way of life, with college as a goal. Her father's unfaithfulness and her mother's suicide block her adjustment at the University, she finally adapts herself and then is confronted by pregnancy. She marries the boy, whom she doesn't love, and it is grandmother who settles the problem of an unwanted husband. Solid feminine fare.