Elswyth Thane - This Was Tomorrow
This Was Tomorrow
The sixth volume in the Williamsburg series, this is a satisfying return to the Spragues and the Days - again from Williamsburg and New York, to London and Farthingale. The best of the series since The Light Heart, a good yarn with pace and momentum, and a gratifying gathering up of the threads in the years leading up to World War II. Sue has gone; Jeff is her heir, the surviving male Day. And the story interest shifts back and forth from Jeff, fearful that a bad heart will play him false, and Sylvia, his cousin, willing to take that chance, to Evadne, caught in the meshes of Moral Rearmament, Hermione, difficult and unpleasant as ever (or more so) and Sylvia's brother, Stephen, who loves Evadne on sight, but finds her intractable and headstrong during a difficult year and more. There's a feel of England on verge of war, and one mad sortie into a fanatical Germany, where Evadne goes on a "mission". But the main lure of the story lies in meeting again the wide-flung members of an attractive family.