by Arleta Richardson
Mabel is engaged to Len Williams and looks forward to a peaceful second year of teaching. But in order to keep the school she loves, she needs a place to live. Her only choice seems to be boarding with Augusta Harris, whose favorite pastime is keeping track of everyone else's business. A big storm, a buried will, old rumors, and new schemes contrive to make Mabel's year anything but dull. And suddenly Len faces an unexpected decision--one that will affect both of their lives.