You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family; as far as your family goes, you just have to make the best of it. Hring's misanthropic brother Mael, who operates a grist mill for the kindred, unmarried at the advanced age of 34, has fallen in love with the equally difficult daughter of a neighboring kindred, and no one is in favor of the match. They've picked each other, and they're re-solved not to let anything stand in the way: not the objections of their families, not the disharmony between different branches of Mael's kindred, not even a wedding gift with an agenda of its own.
Used availability for Charles Barnitz's Beweddian
July 2016 : USA Paperback
July 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition