5 stars: One of my favorite books as a little girl
This story by Julie Andrews Edwards is a delightful tale about an orphan who finds an abandoned cottage and tries to make it her own. Mandy’s character is easy to love and you are drawn right into the story. Whenever Mandy is hiding from her roommate, you are holding your breath right along with her! There are several hard lessons that Mandy has to learn and I think that once she’s set on the right track, she makes a good role model for girls everywhere.
I would definitely recommend this book. It’s enjoyable at any age. And if you enjoy this story, you’ll probably like The Secret Garden (HarperClassics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett.