Phyllis & Allan play a pretty big part in it, though not the starring roles. This book is about their friend who was introduced in The Rose-Garden Husband: Dr. John Hewitt. The new character is Joy Havenith, a 19-year-old girl who lives with her grandparents and has been extremely sheltered her whole life. Her grandfather is a famous poet, and he dresses her in costumes so that she can serve as his muse, and requires her to live for nothing but his poetry and his literary parties and so forth. It's odd. She develops a desire to live more of a normal life and spend time with ordinary people her own age.