"SusannaG" wrote:She gave me Queen's Folly at about that age, as well, and I love it, too.
You might try The Little White Horse, as well, by Elisabeth Goudge. It is set in about 1830 or so, in an English valley near the sea. Filled with old family quarrels, missing jewelry, and unusual family pets.
Thanks, it sounds good; I'll have to look out for it!