A novel of romance and adventure, of love and valor, of mystery and hidden treasure. The hero is required to spend a whole year in the isolated house, which according to his grandfather's will shall then become his. If the terms of the will be violated the house goes to a young woman whom the will, furthermore, forbids him to marry. Nobody can guess the secret, and the whole plot moves along with an exciting zip.
There is romance of love, mystery, plot, and fighting, and a breathless dash and go about the telling which makes one quite forget about the improbabilities of the story; and it all ends in the old-fashioned healthy American way. Shirley is a sweet, courageous heroine whose shining eyes lure from page to page.
A story to be read by all honest lovers of romance in terms of whimsy. It is altogether spirited and delightful, a masterful fantasy released from the sober interpretation of American life and character. (With illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele)
The history of the making and marring of men in politics is strongly conceived and graphically presented, while throughout a certain high-mindedness on the part of the author makes itself felt refreshingly. (With the original illustrations.)
Mr. Nicholson has scored another great success with Rosalind at Red Gate, in which once again we visit the locality of The House of a Thousand Candles.In this new story he has written a buoyant romance even more fascinating, witty and charming than its famous predecessors.
"Phyllis is a healthy, hearty, vivacious young woman of prankish disposition and inquiring mind.... About the best example between book covers of the American girl whose general attitude toward mankind is one of friendliness." --Boston Advertiser.