A new phase of the Parrish-Jordan genealogy follows through on Tippy Parrish's second year of marriage to Lieutenant Peter Jordan, posted in Panama, and takes more than one side glance at the affairs of Candy Kane who gave up a singing career to marry Barton, Peter's immediate superior. While Tippy and Peter come as close to being the model of a well adjusted couple as possible and wait out Tippy's pregnancy with no more than the usual mixture of homesickness and reluctance to call in a fussing family, the road of Candy and Barton is not so smooth. Barton, in the long run a good self critic, nevertheless oversteps the bounds with an impulsive jealousy. When Candy is given the opportunity to sing at a local gathering, Barton walks out on the performance and Candy is ready to walk out on him before some more permanent adjustment is made. While the book touches legitimately on the sore spots of career vs. marriage, it confuses the issue in its agonizings about a man's world, in its display of Barton's emotions (without which Candy would be perfectly happy career less), and in its sentimental tribute to the marriage of Peter and his light headed Tippy. Is this primarily a juvenile or women's reading at rental level?