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April Dangerfield, age fourteen, is left orphaned in Boston after the death of her loving mother. Without money or relatives, she finds her way to Blossom, Maine by chance. There she finds work as a companion and helper to a crotchety spinster, who does have a heart. April's mother was a circus performer and April had worked with a trained horse. As you might expect, small ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1921)
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I read an original edition, so it set the atmosphere for the story. I was hoping to make room for new titles by eliminating this one, but I do like the old "feel good" stories with the optimistic young girl who finds a place in everyone's hearts. The first couple of chapters were a little choppy (or was I too tired?), but once the author found her stride the story flowed smoothly.