Books: Bride & Groom

VICTORIA GRANDOLET—Henry Bellamann—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

The latest novel of Henry Bellamann (Kings Row, TIME, April 15, 1940) is a mystery. What wrecked the Grandolets' marriage? The reader cannot be sure, and perhaps the author himself was far from certain.

The old plantation of the Grandolets had never had a mistress so seemingly well fitted for it as Victoria. It had never had an owner so seemingly well equipped to run it as her pleased, practical, 26-year-old husband, Niles. The generations of Grandolets who had cleared its thousands of acres, raised sugar on it, gone...

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