Life in turn-of-the-century Newton seemed sweet and simple, especially for young Abbie Sayles and her dear friend, Dell Bronson. Yet life could be complicated in a social system where privileged ladies were expected to socialize during the week only with other ladies, then worship on Sunday in the same pews as their hired help.
Gentle, pure-hearted Abbie and spirited Dell took no stock in class snobbery, but the new minister in town did. And when this self-absorbed man arrived at Regent Street Church with his haughty and childish wife, he had no time for the humbler members of his flock. Soon people were wondering how much of the man's faith was genuine.
Dell, who shared a painful past with the minister, had an idea. But Someone else knew the whole truth, and He would leave no stone unturned to reclaim His own.
Heartwarming stories of faith and love by Grace Livingston Hill's aunt--Isabella Alden. Each book is similar in style and tone to Hill's and is set in the late 1800s and early 1900s. [via]