Polly Milton is the lead character in this whimsical tail about a fresh face’s girl known to everyone as Polly Pure and it being the Victorian era, that says a lot. Polly is from the country and has problems fitting in with her city bred cousins. Although she tries her best, she doesn’t seem to understand the goings and comings of being a lady, much to the consternation of Fran, her hostess. In Fran’s opinion, Polly has no knowledge of coiffure, speaks no other languages and dresses plainly. Even so, Polly refuses to take Fran’s negative perceptions to heart and instead works to become the best lady possible with the information and tools that she has available.Readers will feel swept up into the happenings and antics of the main characters of this book: Fran, Tom, and Maud. Polly endures even while suffering persecution and after being deceived, she has the strength and fortitude to laugh it off. In the end, it’s easy to appreciate how wonderful a delightful an old fashioned, gentle disposition can be.