"The story is written in bright, clever style and has plenty of action and humor. Miss Billy is nice to know and so are her friends."--New Haven Leader.
ecided that it's been a year, almost, since I received it. I think I was really convinced, for a while, that--that she didn't want that apple pie,'' he finished with a whimsical lightness that did not quite coincide with the stern lines that had come to his mouth.
For a moment there was silence, then Calderwell spoke again.
``Where did you know--Miss Billy?''
``Oh, I don't know her at all. I know of her-- through Aunt Hannah.''
Calderwell sat suddenly erect.
``Aunt Hannah! Is she your aunt, too? Jove! This is a little old world, after all; isn't it?''
``She isn't my aunt. She's my mother's third cousin. None of us have seen her for years, but she writes to mother occasionally; and, of course, for some time now, her letters have been running over full of Billy. She lives with her, I believe; doesn't she?''
``She does,'' rejoined Calderwell, with an unexpected chuckle. ``I wonder if you know how she happened to live with her, at first.''
``Why, no, I reckon not. What d
In this second book of the series, Billy is engaged to Bertram Henshaw, the artist. But the course of true love is fraught: She fears that he really only loves her as a model, while he believes he has a rival. Sister Kate meddles, too. The results are predictable, and I didn't like it as well as the first book.
This whole series is very fun -- heartwarming.
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