Cloudy Jewel

 

Clowdy Jewel takes its title from the main character, Julia Cloud. It's a nickname given to her by her young niece and nephew.

From the Grosset & Dunlap jacket flap:

Julia Cloud, whose life has been given to caring for her faAmily, is left alone by the death of her invalid mother. Having always lived a dutiful, useful life, she has been invited by her married sister and brother-in-law to come to their home, virtually to become a drudge. At the moment, however, when her new slavery seems inevitable she is visited by her niece and nephew...they joyously make plans to thwart the designs of the married sister...a new and beautiful environment opens before "Cloudy Jewel".

2017 GLH "M" Reading List

We're reading all of the books beginning with "M" this year, arranged in chronological order with our usual "bonus books" for the winter.

January:
1908 - Marcia Schuyler (Bonus: read the next book in the trilogy - Phoebe Deane)

February:
1912 - The Mystery of Mary (Bonus: for a GLH similar in style, read 1914's The Best "M"an)

March:
1914 - The Man of the Desert (Bonus: read the connected book, A Voice in the Wilderness)

April:
1915 - Miranda (final book in the Marcia Schuyler trilogy)

May:
1933 - Matched Pearls

June:
1936 - Mystery Flowers

July:
1938 - Marigold

August:
1938 - Maris

September:
1938 - The Minister's Son - (look for it in the paperback "The Honeymoon House" published by Tyndale/Living Books in 1984 -  ISBN 0-8423-1366-4, and read the rest of the 1930's short stories, if you like)

October:
1944 - More Than Conqueror (Bonus: read the connected book, By Way of the Silverthorns)

November:
1948 - Mary Arden

December:
1949 Miss Lavinia's Call (which happens to include four Christmas stories!)