The wilful damaging of a unique umbrella on loan to Ted Wyndham causes a rift in an already divided family. As the incent Ted tries to make amends, the real culprit starts to regret his actions. A chance encounter with Sissie Elmerley sets in motion events which could reconcile the whole family. But then the precious umbrella disappears... A well-constructed story, good characterizations, and an absolute delight to read! Sheila Winspear, bookpicker. Ather great vel from the hand of Jennifer Victoria Church. She never disappoints! Gordon Spencer-Fortright, Quality Reviewer.