A much-needed approach to problems of the heart in this book which tells of the beginning months of a marriage that almost goes on the rocks but is rescued when the girl learns the importance of facing issues realistically and compromising with her diverse ambitions and hopes. Marel, a small town girl comes to New York determined to be a career girl, finds her scope enlarged when a nice young man comes along who is struggling with a writing career. Full of confidence, Marel is certain she can manage short funds, crowded quarters, job as illustrator and husband -- and so is he. The difficulties loom large with a series of conflicts; there's a sudden violent flare-up, and the marriage seems finished. But Marel thinks it over and decides to go slower at her career and give more attention to being a wife. It is refreshing and rewarding to have an honest approach to a modern problem, even if some career girls will question the conclusions. Thoughtful and good romance, with people of all inclinations adding their viewpoints. This ought not to be confined to young people as many slightly older married women with jobs will find it provocative reading.