For the ladies, a semi-serious story of a marriage weathered by present day pioneering through the depression years. Doug Conway of Santa Barbara loses everything in the 1929 market and decides to get back on his feet by farming in an isolated section of California. His soignee socialite wife, Kate, and two children go with him and stand up under the rigors of primitive living while Doug slowly loses his morale, and eventually leaves them. Kate carries on singlehanded against sizable odds, is forced to fight for her children as well, but at the close welds the family together. Honest and likable characterization in a readily readable woman's book.