A sweet little story about a girl and the summer that shaped her life. There's a gentle ghost, and a gentle love affair, and a gentle aunt. Well, you get the picture. A lot of the plots (and even the names) that Arthur would revisit more successfully in later works are in evidence here. If this had been the only book Arthur ever wrote, I would have loved it fiercely. As it is, it's more of a curiosity, something to read if you're a Ruth M. Arthur completist, but certainly not her best.