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Eve to the Rescue   By: (1887-)

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In "Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston, readers are taken on an exciting journey that explores the challenges faced by young Eve Sherman as she endeavors to save her family from financial ruin. Set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century America, this captivating novel combines elements of adventure, mystery, and heartwarming family dynamics to create a truly compelling narrative.

The story opens with Eve, a brave and determined fifteen-year-old girl, living a comfortable life with her parents and younger sister, Amy. However, their world is shattered when Eve's father loses his job and the family's financial situation begins to crumble. Relying on her unique insight into human nature, Eve takes it upon herself to rescue her family from the brink of disaster.

What unfolds is a series of suspenseful events as Eve discovers her talent for trouble-shooting and mitigation. With her quick thinking and resourcefulness, she manages to untangle her father’s financial issues and outsmart the unscrupulous forces threatening her family's well-being. Along the way, she meets an array of intriguing characters who provide both aid and opposition, adding depth and complexity to the plot.

One of the highlights of "Eve to the Rescue" is the author's ability to beautifully capture the essence of the era. Ethel Hueston's meticulous attention to historical detail transports readers to a time when women were expected to conform to societal expectations. Despite these limitations, Eve demonstrates remarkable independence and intellectual curiosity, challenging gender stereotypes and advocating for her own ambitions.

Hueston's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the book suitable for readers of various ages. The pacing is excellent, with each chapter leaving readers on the edge of their seats and eager to find out what happens next. Moreover, the dialogue is authentic and showcases the multidimensional nature of the characters, making them feel relatable and genuine.

While the book provides an entertaining and thought-provoking plot, it also imparts valuable life lessons. Eve’s determination, resilience, and belief in herself serve as an inspiration, encouraging readers to face adversity head-on and pursue their dreams against all odds. The importance of family bonds and the power of unity in times of hardship are also recurring themes, adding depth and emotional resonance to the story.

Although "Eve to the Rescue" is primarily targeted towards a young adult audience, its universal themes and engaging storytelling will captivate readers of all ages. Ethel Hueston's masterful portrayal of a young woman overcoming societal constraints and navigating the challenges of her time is a testament to her talent as a storyteller. This enchanting novel is a must-read for anyone seeking a compelling and inspiring tale of courage and determination.

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Author of Prudence of the Parsonage, Prudence Says So, Leave It to Doris, Etc.

Illustrated by Dudley Gloyme Summers

[Illustration: "You get nicer every day of your life."]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers New York

Made in the United States of America

Copyright 1920 The Bobbs Merrill Company

Printed in the United States of America

To Carol

Who came to us in the form of Duty, but who has brought us only Pleasure


CHAPTER PAGE I In Defiance of Duty 11 II The Cote in the Clouds 21 III Everybody's Duty 30 IV The Irish American League 40 V Her Inheritance 59 VI A Wrong Adjustment 84 VII Painful Duty 98 VIII She Meets a Demonstrator 112 IX Admitting Defeat 124 X The Original Fixer 137 XI The Germ Of Duty 156 XII The Revolt Of The Seventh Step 175 XIII She Finds A Foreigner 195 XIV New Light On Loyalty 214 XV Service Of Joy ... Continue reading book >>

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