GABRIELLA by Nancy Hartwell
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An absorbing story of a modern 17-year old girl living in an historic old house in the iron country of Pennsylvania. The name of the house was Gabriella Furnace Mansion and she had been named for the house, home of a crippled aunt for many years. Gaby's father was a famous news commentator who took her all around the world but in her Senior year at High School, she comes to live with her aunt. There are good touches of real life in the kinds of friends she makes, the happenings that can make reality more exciting than fiction. There's the romance by mail of her Aunt; the embarrassing incident of a gala college week end;the plans to make the old house pay and replenish her aunt's dwindling resources. But even when there's a shade too much happy coincidence and Gaby proves a bit too ingenious, the characterizations are good and the story as a whole is convincing -- and well told.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1949
Publisher: Holt