Reminiscent of W.G. VandeHulst, Stretton manages to pass on to her readers the importance of unquestioning faith in an omniscient God.
During the Victorian era a family, reduced to penury, lives in a squalid tenement awaiting their seafaring father’s return. When the mother dies, the responsibility of caring for her two small brothers devolves to a very young girl. Having been initiated in the rudiments of Christianity through her mother’s Bible reading, with child-like faith this little woman keeps her family going. ~Christine Farenhorst in Christian Renewal