While working hard to bring happiness to others, Miranda carries a heart full of love for her childhood idol. Most people thought Allan Whitney a bad boy, but not Miranda. She saw the real Allan and helped him out of a few scrapes. In return Allan would smile or wink, sending a thrill to Miranda's heart. When Allan was locked up in her grandfather's old smoke house, to be hung the next morning for a murder he did not commit, she releases him vowing to bring justice to the real murderer.
She bides her time for many years waiting for a chance and hearing nothing from Allan the whole time. She puts up with people's gossiping tongues about her being an old maid because of her red hair and fiery temper, and she tolerates the attentions of Allan's own father who wants to marry her so she can care for his younger children. But finally she has her chance and takes it. People now know it was not Allan who was the killer so many years ago, now all she has to do is let Allan know.
But how can she reach him? Will he ever be given the letter she sends?
Miranda is great, her ready wit and funny pranks keep one laughing. I read this book before I read Marcia Schuyler and Phoebe Deane and didn't like it. But after reading them all in order I loved it. This period in history is one of my favorites, so it was fun reading it from Grace Livingston Hill's perspective. Reading Miranda having her chance and romance was precious.
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