by Arleta Richardson
Who but Mabel and Sara Jane would suddenly and mysteriously find themselves mother to a pair of crimson little girls? To Mabel, it's just another example of her not being the "shining example of perfection" that her small-town community seems to expect of the minister's wife. But her keen sense of the ridiculous, the loyal support of Sara Jane, and her deep trust in God keep Mabel bounding back and ready for the next escapade. Surrounded by the familiar North Branch characters, Mabel raises her children, watches the arrival of telephones and electricity to her rural town, and enters into the joys and sorrows of community life.