On the character of Betty Leicester, Jewett revealed, “I must own that I took a great liking to her myself when I was writing her.” The book follows the day-to-day life of a sweet, fifteen-year-old girl who spends a summer in a New England neighborhood, and impresses many people with her helpful, sunny nature. In the vein of Little Women, this delightful book is ideal for girls of all ages.
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|Series:||Barnes & Noble Digital Library|
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About the Author
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) was an American novelist and author of children’s books. Raised in Maine, she spent much of her life there, depicting the people and places of New England. She was one of the first American writers to elevate setting and characterization over plot. Her work has influenced feminist authors such as Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Mary Wilkins Freeman.