Seashore Summer Author:Adele Hall Sixteen-year-old Betsy Landreth didn't want to spend the summer running a boarding house for her ailing aunt in the newly fashionable resort of Atlantic City. But her father hoped the summer of responsibility would turn Betsy into the quiet, sedate Quaker of 1856 that she hadn't yet learned to be. — Even Betsy's usually buoyant ... more »spirits flagged when she saw Aunt Hannah's run-down boarding house. Her first impulse was to cry. Her second was to go home. Instead, she brightened the drab rooms, learned to cook, and soon found herself running a thriving business. Her friendship with handsome eighteen-year-old Paul Rowland heightened her joy in her new-found success and independence.
Adele Hall's warmly happy novel is full of rich detail of Quaker life and is permeated with the crisp ocean atmosphere of a seaside resort.« less