It's a children's book, but I loved it. It draws you into their world, into the eyes of a little girl. The setting is totally believeable, and even though Rinaldi places a story into a true historical setting, you don't get lost in too many descriptions, yet you have a clear mental picture of the setting. Great book for all ages
This is a wonderful story for both young adults & adults woven around a true story of a staircase in a Chapel in Santa Fe that came be seen to this day. I enjoyed the make-believe story of a 13 year old girl in difficult circumstances during the 1870s & how she was able to embrace & over-come those difficulties. Woven into her story is the true story of this miraculous staircase. I highly recommend this book.