Mrs Knapp - Evangeline - is a stay at home Mum. She obsessively does the housework, cares for her three children, is a renowned dressmaker amongst her friends and does all she can to keep hearth and home together.
However, life isn't really going Evangeline's way. The housework is never ending, nothing ever seems to go right for her despite all of her efforts.
Mr Knapp - Lester - works at a local department store in the accounts department. He trudges to work every day and spends most of it with poetry going around in his head. Lester loves his children a great deal but never really gets to spend the time with them that he wants to.
All of the family have health problems to deal with, Evangeline has terrible eczema, Lester and the children have digestive problems, the youngest member of the family, little Stephen, is never happy and is seen as one of the naughtiest children there could be.
One day though everything changes for the Knapp family. Lester makes a decision which brings about a massive change for the family. Suddenly things totally change. At first it is a great shock, but then as time settles everything there is a new beginning and life is oh so much better.
Who is the home maker really. What makes a home, what makes a home maker. Is it someone who does the housework or is it something else?
This is an excellent read which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone! The story is just as relevant today, what makes us happy, what makes a happy home. How do we achieve that, what do we get from what we do all day and what does it give our loved ones.
If you are looking for something different, read this, in a way, it is today and all that we are dealing with. I find that so interesting, 90 years on, that things are really not so different at all.
This book is definitely staying on my bookshelf and will be read again.
This is the thirteenth book that I have read this year as part of my Reading My Books challenge. I had the next six all selected and ready to read, but then I decided that as it was so close to Christmas - sorry! - that I would pull out all of the Christmas books from my to be read books. So now I am setting myself a big challenge. I have seven Christmas books to read! My hope is to read them between now and the twelfth day of Christmas - 6th January. It is a big ask given that it has taken me over 10 months to read thirteen books, but it is good to challenge yourself isn't it.
I hope that you are enjoying whatever you are reading!