She would never repeat her mother's mistake
Her mother's life had been ruined by the irresponsible actions of her artist husband.
Now Carrie faced a double threat -- the desire of her sister, Krys, to follow in their father's footsteps, and her own growing attraction to Roger Turkan, globe-trotting cartoonist.
Roger was handsome, talented and adventurous, but he lived from hand-to-mouth. He didn't even have a home of his own. How could he give Carrie the love and security she so desperately needed?