When Ellen Wainright married Richard Lancy, the marriage should have given them both the security they needed, since Richard was a skilled miller and Ellen a loving helpful sensible wife. Soon, however Richard's attitude towards money was to cause her anxiety, and later his eccentrity rose to dangereous proportions causing Ellen and their young son into a problem filled way of life.
Haven't read it myself, this was my mother's book.
"The pawky humor and cryptic wisdom of people who live close to the land ring true in this tale, told with great charm and inviting hopes for the next one." -Publishers Weekly