In the spring of 1950, a young nurse named Coral Glynn comes to a dreary estate in the English countryside to nurse a dying patient. Her charge soon dies, and Coral finds herself courted by the elderly woman's son, a man damaged both physically and emotionally by the war, and almost as passive as Coral Glynn herself. Events unfold, and the characters are more acted upon than acting, yet still manage to occasionally surprise you with their hidden depths.
I liked Coral Glynn, but I recognized that it's not a book for everybody. If you're looking for action or romance, this is not the book for you. For a quiet, interesting, and introspective read, this is quite a good book.