“The magic of finding a home Mandy, a ten-year- old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny, deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers.” ~goodreads
Oh my word! I loved this book. I read it today. The story has such a magical quality to it or a great sense of wonder. I loved Mandy and my heart went out to her. She lived in a good orphanage. This isn’t a story about a terrible orphanage with a horrible head mistress. The matron of the orphanage is a lovely lady and understands children. But, Mandy wants a place to call her own. She wants a home and a family. After she discovers the cottage, she worked so hard and diligently to make the cottage her own. I loved the flowers and the wildlife. I thought this book was so well written. 5***** stars on goodreads!