I should call this the latest reread. I read this wonderful book many many years ago. It is a story about a girl who comes to live with her uncle in the country and discovers her family's unfortunate history. It is full of hope and there is magic and the power of goodness and patience. It is set in nineteenth century England, a time for which I have a soft spot because Agatha Christie, C. S. Lewis and Jane Austen are old friends of mine. I had originally bought it to read to my daughter but I will wait till she is a little older. If you have a little girl in your life, who is in her tweens, this book will make a wonderful present.