I have mixed feelings about how to rate this book. The story is modern and applicable, as other reviewers have pointed out. It is basically a story about a woman who wants to be a painter, but after she gets married she discovers that her husband doesn't support her as much as he said he would. As they struggle through their marriage, they end up in reversed roles, with her as the "man" of the house and him being dependent on her.
Unfortunately, the writing is often stilted and overblown and I found it hard to keep slogging through it at times. Three stars is a compromise for me. The story gets four, but the writing gets two.