One of my most favorite books on the planet is A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. I just discovered you can download it for free on Kindle, which makes it even better!
Originally penned by the author in 1909, this story is a wonderful read for young girls or the young at heart.
Elnora Comstock is a simple, rural girl who just wants to further her education. Her mother, who shows the girl no love or care, does all she can to discourage Elnora. Despite the challenges she faces, Elnora tenaciously clings to her goals and finds a way to make her dreams a reality through the help of some interesting friends.
A sweet story of learning, growing and love, sit down and read this book. Your heart will be glad you did.