307M: There may or may not have been a brother

I’m trying to help my daughter find a book (part of a series actually) that had a family, possibly from the Victorian era ( the sisters had poofy dresses) . There may or may not have been a brother. There was one scene where two of the sisters, or a sister and a friend, are talking and the conversation paraphrases 1 Corinthians 13:12 about ” through a glass darkly”. There is also a  different scene where one girl is on a balcony looking down on people. She read this book in middle school in the early 90s, but thinks the book was printed in the 70s or 80s. She read above her grade level, so it was not necessarily a middle school book. Also she remembers that where it was placed on the shelf in the library meant the authors last name was not at the beginning or end of the alphabet.



2 thoughts on “307M: There may or may not have been a brother

  1. I think I might be looking for the same book. I remember the conversation about “through a glass darkly”, but can’t remember much else. I thought it was a more modern setting, but I could easily be wrong. Commenting in the hopes someone finds it for you!

  2. I’m not sure about a scene with a balcony, but you might take a look at Norma Johnston’s “The Keeping Days.” It is the first in a series set in the early 1900’s, and there is a conversation about “through a glass darkly.”

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