Wonderful, absolutely charming book.... This book is written by the same author as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and is just as good...
The story follows a very young couple and their first year of married life in the late 1920's.
He at university attempting to get a law degree and she as a very young wife learning the ways of the world..
If you've read Betty Smith you know that she's one of the best female authors of her time, hands down. This book set in 1927 in Brooklyn and then the mid-west gives great insight into life at the time and the hardships of young love and little money.
By the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This one takes the girl and boy out of the city and shows how determination succeeds.
Dated, but still sweet and charming.
I first read this book when I was 9 years old and loved it. Annie an 18 year old girl falls in love with Carl a law student and moves to the Midwest to marry him.She has to work but she learns to dress like a coed in skirts and sweaters and finds out that she can audit classes for free. Just as she is getting used to marriage Annie finds out that she is pregnant and how in their skeleton budget will they afford a baby. It all works out until Carl graduates from law school with Annie and their baby present. This story was written in 1929, but it is still a classic for today 85 years later. It is an excellent book.
I am reading this now: I think I have read it before but its been long enough ago; it still seems new, just familiar. Its a very sweet romance between a newly married couple in the early 1900s and their struggles while he is in law school. She is 18 years old but very innocent and naive...reminds me of me when I got married. :0) So far, its great!