The Lilac Lady Author:Ruth Alberta Brown This story is the second of the Peace Greenfield Books. Ms. Brown has written others, titlesd "At the Little Brown House", "Tabitha at Ivy Hall", "Tabitha's Glory", Tabitha's Vacation", Etc. The story revolves around six girls who had become orphaned, named Faith, Peace, Hope, Allee, Gail, and Cherry, who were adopted by a doctor and his wife. ... more »This story goes to the heart - the adjustment of these syoung sisters to a new life away from the orphanage and moving into a beautiful state-like home. Along the way, each girl has her own story to tell, the period in which this is set, in early America, shows us a side of life that no longer exists, but sounds so pleasant if it did. Situations of comedic and dramatic arise, the entertainment of singnig along to the hous piano, and how each person, not only the girls, took away something wonderful from their experiences together.« less
I grew up reading books like these - they present social situations for girls, parents, and grandparents in the erly 1900's. Very moralistic, yet full of real life situations that takes the reader to a different time and place. This story is not unlike Louisa May Alcott's stories like Little Women, etc. I enjoyed it very much - light reading, good for jr high and up. There are a few words used that applied to the time period of yesteryear, which might require investigation into a dictionary for the young readers. So good to take us to a place where life was so family oiriented, and the importance of the little things that count are present here.