Joan Ames, the main character in this story, was a shy girl. After becoming Joe Castleman's wife, she remains a shy, loyal and very devoted woman to her husband. The story is told in the first-person point of view of the Joan Castleman, the wife. Joan tells of moments in her marriage. Even though there are many sad stories, due to her shyness, Joan’s feeling is difficult to be empathized with. There is a big secret that Joan is hiding. From Joan's hints, the reader can guess what the big secret is. Although there are times when the story feels boring because there are too many Joan's complaints about her life, but, apparently, towards the end of the story, the big secret is brilliantly revealed, and the climax is at the end of the story, which makes the story end impressively.