by Gene Stretton-Porter
The more I read of this lady's work the more I wish she had written. This was the first book I found by her and it enchanted me. It is a young adult or adult tale of a little girl who is hungry for love. When she finds someone who loves her she and he both wait and prepare themselves for each other when they are ready to be together. I couldn't stop reading how they were loving and waiting for each other.
In a culture that doesn't think very far ahead, it was so nice to see a story of long-term love and addressing the idea of making sure that all you do is what's best for your future spouse.
Highly recommended for ages 13 and up.