Our heroine, Dulcie Mainwaring, meets Viola Dace, a fellow researcher, and the alluring Professor Aylwin Forbes at a "learned conference." Dulcie subsequently becomes Viola's landlady, as well as guardian and housekeeper for her own young niece Laurel. Laurel becomes the object of Aylwin's amorous designs, while Viola's early passion for Aylwin fades into a more mundane affair. The story climaxes in a delicate tangling of schemes and unfulfilled dreams when Dulcie and Viola take a trip to Taviscombe on the seacoast in the West Country to discover the hidden secrets of the Forbes clan. But life's little humiliations are finally put into their place, and things do fall out correctly when love is returned, and fondly, after all.
This paperback book is in very good condition with faint spine creases and minor cover wear.