Junior escape reading, this romantic and somewhat sentimental story. A minister, knowing death is near, sends his 14-year old daughter Sally from their Iowa home to Cape Cod, to visit a distant relative. Sally, full of Bible lore, renames herself Estreldis, and enters her new life with thrills and chills. Mimi Bellin runs a gift shop and sets her ward to work. With the hiring of a beautiful girl and handsome handyman, romance and mystery enter the tale. Sally helps true love find a way, makes friends, helps solve some aysteries, and eventually goes to New York to school.