In this collection of four short stories, nineteenth-century writer Sarah Orne Jewett explores the theme of female friendship. Tana Hicken brings authenticity to the New England towns in which each story is set. The skillful reading and vivid descriptions conjure images of strong country women living simple, inspirational, lives.
In "Martha's Lady," the listener's own chest nearly fills with pride as Martha is inspired by a visitor's kind words. Hicken brings an endearing quality to each New England lady and paints a charming portrait of the richness of women's relationships that is still powerful today.