Mazy Pelfrey has gone to the big city of Lexington to take classes in the secretarial trades. She finds kinship there with the other young women in her school. All the young women stay together at a boarding house run by Mrs. Pearl. While in Lexington, Mazy must navigate new relationships, both with the girls from different backgrounds and with male suitors. Mazy is well-grounded and is able to see past the difficult circumstances of Cinnamon Spicer’s life to find the gem of that girl. Other difficulties assail the students as they have all left the shelter of their homes and need to grow up and move into adulthood and independence. This story is set in the early 1910’s before WWI. However, there is an appearance of influenza in the story.
In Jan Watson fashion the story shows the character’s heart and how that helps them grow.
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me an advance copy to review in my own words.