Oh, this indigent family of ours! I certainly must bestir myself and do something to support it, said Betty Baird, airily, to her mother, yet looking determined, and straightening herself up among the cushions piled high on the broad window-seat in her room. Betty is back home with her parents on Long Islands, when she discovers her father is struggling to pay back the mortgage. She decides to help. But can a young girl in 1907 earn enough money to make a difference? And does Betty have the spirit and determination to stick with her plans, even when others try to discourage her? The audiobook version of this novel is narrated by Holly Jenson, the author great grand niece. Anna Hamlin Weikel (1864-?) was an American author from Pennsylvania. She who wrote under the pen name Anna Hamlin Weikel. She was married to Henry Wikel, a private school teacher. She made books her career and is mostly remembered today for her Betty Baird children’s book series. The character of Betty’s father in these novels was inspired by her own father, the clergyman Benjamin Hamlin.