The Bell Branch Author:Lucy Walker The Montgomery sisters of Pepper Tree Bay, who first appeared in SIX FOR HEAVEN, return in a warm, charming story. Newly married Theodora and her husband journey to England where Sam must study for a university degree. To Theodora's chagrin and anger, her younger sister Gerry shows up on the boat, promptly falls in love with a ship's officer, ... more »and by her obnoxious behavior earns the nickname "rattlesnake".
While Theodora struggles to support herself and Sam by teaching school, Gerry's desperation increases: the man she loves is extremely wealthy--much too wealthy for his family to accept a penniless girl as a daughter-in-law. And then, in the midst of despair, Theodora's and Gerry's mother arrives to stay with them--upsetting a very delicate balance.« less