A first novel by the author of Babes In the Wood, this is a light, diverting story of the effect of the war on an average upper-middle class family, and the marital troubles of Celia and Ned Cooper which don't have too much to do with the war. Ned, very upset by the United States' non-participation in the early-days of the war, goes out and involves himself in an affair with a very internationally aware woman- then gets dragged into a flirtation with a fortune-hunting Hollywood starlet. Through most of the book Ned is off finding himself and Celia sits home carrying on, taking care of her home and children and working hard in air raid drills and European benefits- waiting for Ned to come back to her. Which he does, of course. The suburban matron's home and social rounds, clubs, benefits, etc. backgrounding a story for light entertainment- and pretty exclusively rental. It seems a bit dated for sales.