During these days of pandemic and shut downs, voracious readers like me can find hope in charming stories of 19th century spunky orphan girls. We all love Anne of Green Gables, but Lucy Montgomery also wrote about Emily of New Moon in Emily’s quest where a charming young authoress overcomes challenges in search of the Alpine path. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an American girl, technically not an orphan, but still living with objectionable relatives. And who can forget Hayley Mill’s Pollyanna – did you know it was based on a book by Eleanor Porter? And there’s the charming Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter who eulogizes Indiana swamps.