Happy Captain Blood Day!
[image of a girl in evening dress, sitting on the arm of a thronelike chair and holding a mask. Caption reads, “Lydia was distractingly lovely—a reckless, dissatisfied girl with brains and beauty.”]
I believe this may be Frances Howard Goldwyn, wife of Samuel.
“Letty’s Hill to Understanding”, by Grace Allen. Illustrated by Maurice L. Bower.
Letty is the eldest of kind of a lot of kids, and her mother is dead. This, I suppose, is the story of her struggle not to become a drudge. Kathleen Norris compared it to Pollyanna, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and Molly Make-Believe (yes, people used to get that Eleanor Hallowell Abbot is awesome) and I guess Kathleen Norris wasn’t a bad person to get a blurb from.