A spoiled little girl loses her rich parents and is sent away to live with her reclusive heartbroken (rich) relative.
The story is fairly awful to me, though I can see how this was popular at the time. It has definitely aged, not just in its period but in its language and writing style.
I'll class this as "liked", but I only see this as being good for historical reasons and wouldn't recommend it. I'll also class this as child-friendly, except it's child-friendly in its context: A parent reading to their child in the early 1900s.
NOTE - My cover is different - TODO - photograph it
My copy is a 1984 (faux?) leather-bound and soft-padded edition, with (faux) gold leaf edges. This, and the fact that I recognized it's title, is why I bought it.
- Published in 1984 by Octopus Books Limited
Printed by Kingsport Press, USA.
While it has illustrations, they are placed too soon and are semi-spoilers.