From the inside dust jacket cover: "For reasons beyond her control, Jenny Rowland's marriage to the wealthy owner of Lost Hill had not been happy. But when she became a widow, young and beautiful, possessed of a fortune and of the freedom for which she had yearned, Jenny did not know which way to turn, how to seek the fulfillment of her lonely dreams.
While she hesitated on the brink of decision, two very different men entered her life. One was Gethin, a bold, dark-haired stranger. The other was Tod Shaw, the friendly young squire of the neighboring estate.
Gethin arrived out of nowhere one day, needing help for the ailing, blue-eyed boy he had with him. Eagerly Jenny opened her home-and her heart- to little Clem. That meant that Gethin stayed, too. Absorbed with the child, Jenny had no idea that her kindness to strangers was the talk of the neighborhood until Tod Shaw dropped in to counsel her.
Tod's quiet strength and sympathy immediately attracted Jenny, but she would not hear of sending Gethin away as he advised. For much as the unpredictabe rover disturbed her, he held the key to her present happiness with Clem. And as her devotion to the boy grew, Jenny was ready to sacrifice everything to hold him. She was even ready to marry Gethin...
Sure that Gethin would never make Jenny happy, and unable now to bear the thought of losing her himself, Tod knew he must find some way to reach her heart, to guide her to safer paths-and quickly, for Gethin also was hovering on the edge of a decision. It would be something to be master of Lost Hill!
That Jenny at last found the wisdom and strength to recognize a truer, more mature and spiritually enriching love than any she had known is the triumphant climax of her story."