This is an old book, copyright 1952. It contains an older style of writing and the topic, a young woman's misguided love, attempts to be instructive. Author also wrote: "My Lamp is Bright" and "O, The Brave Music".
From the dust jacket: "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.
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!"