Quite different from anything Sheila Kaye-Smith has done, and a book that should enlarge her audience materially. The setting is again Sussex, but the people are drawn from a different social plans, and the story revolves around the changes that the selling off of landed property by one of the two leading families make in the little community. With the coming of the Reddingers, the stability of life is upset; Marigold Challen runs off with Paul Reddinger; Kay Roddinger falls in love with Oliver Sadgrove, but her religion has a stronger hold than she had known, and she could not face divorce and remarriage. A conflict of spiritual values -- a conflict of personalities -- and minor comedies and tragedies played out among the villagers and the interlopers. An absorbing story and an unusual one.