Lone Point: A Summer Outingis one of Grace's earliest full-length novels.
The Hammond family is headed for the seashore, but it's not the joyous occasion that it would be in other circumstances.
When Mr. Hammond shares the state of their finances with his family, he announces that they must vacate their lovely home and rent it to strangers for the summer in order to "mend their pecuniary affairs."
While the rest of the family gets on board with the idea of renting a tiny place on the shore for the summer, daughter Maria suddenly leaves the table with "tears of chagrin in her eyes." What Maria doesn't know is that God has a special plan for her summer if she'll just stop grouching long enough to see it.
Find yourself a copy of this 1898 classic and head for the sun and sand!