This captivating little book is yet another example of the ease with which Patricia St. John mixes thrilling adventure with classic Christian truth.
When we first encounter Elaine, she is a selfish, spoiled, stuck-up city girl who is unable to grasp that happiness can come from anything but pleasing herself and having her own way. But when her mother sends her to stay with the Owen family in the Welsh countryside, while she goes on a business trip to France, things begin to change.
Watching the gradual change in Elaine as she is forced out of her own little world is like watching the slow blooming of a flower. The story of her conversion later in the book is much more dramatic, but simple and eminently believable.
Today’s children will enjoy this book equally as much as those who read it when it was first published over forty years ago. And parents who read it with their children will enjoy it, too.