Love all, regenerating and rejuvenating, for the story of Valentine Brown, 49, dulled into passivity by his marriage to smug, shrewish Betty. A doctor's verdict, giving him six months to live, makes him throw up his business and his family and set out to travel on the continent. There he meets -- and loves -- Sybil gentle and generous. She makes him consult a Swiss specialist -- the verdict is reversed -- and Val and decide to marry. But Val's wife refuses a divorce, and Bybil, defying public opinion, lives with him as his wife, until Betty dies and gives him freedom to marry her... Once again, story book solace for the heart hungry.