If you enjoy the writings of L.M. Montgomery, Gene Stratton-Porter, or Louisa May Alcott, you will enjoy this set of little novels. Although Annie Roe Carr's writing is not as polished as the above authors, and as the previous reviewer wrote, can be at times a bit jumpy, her stories are delightful. Strathmyer Syndicate, as indicated by the previous reviewer, also published serial books such as the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys.
In these books, the good-hearted and kind triumph over all kinds of scrapes and prove their worth to many friends, both wealthy and poor. If you like happy endings, these books are definitely for you.
Set in the 1910s and '20s, the lead character Nan (Nancy) Sherwood is the good-hearted heroine who gets into all kinds of scrapes (some improbably dangerous), but who always ends up on top by virtue of her bravery, modesty, selflessness, and kindness. Of course, it helps to have wealthy friends.
As these stories were written in the 1910s, '20s, and '30s, some of the writing is mildly racist (African American characters are referred to as "negro" and generally cast in subservient roles, and Native American and Mexican characters also appear, though somewhat more favorably), but is surprisingly not sexist as the young girls are encouraged to be athletic and studious in the trend of the '10s and '20s popular culture. Although fashion and parties still play a leading role.
My only complaint is that some of the ongoing plotlines are left hanging with the end of the last book, "Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border." Still - I read them all in less than a week and these books are sweet and excellent summer reading for people of all ages, but who are young at heart.
I should note that although I enjoyed all of the books, this first one, "Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp," is my favorite.
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