Everyone depended on poor little Mouse. Ginny's nickname didn't really suit her--she was the strong one in the family. Her sense of responsibility led her to take the job of housekeeper at Mon's Dower. It was no easy task. Not only did she have to contend with her suspicious, jealous employer, Vivien Lanyon, she also had to please Vivien's tenant, the famous playwright, Max Hendrick. At first Max was imperious, demanding---but then he seemed to sense Ginny's predicament. He extended a helping hand, but only in pity. And pity was not what Ginny wanted from Max Hendrick-not at all!