Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons, published 1932.
"The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic, and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occurred in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living."
North with the Spring, Edwin Way Teale, published 1951.
Teale, a naturalist, and his wife Nellie travel 17,000 by car from the tip of Florida to the northern Maine woods during the three months of Spring. Teale is a companionable writer who pays great attention to landscape, animal and plant life, and the people who love nature.
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall, published 2011.
If you haven't met the Penderwicks yet, you are in for a treat. Start with The Penderwicks, which introduced four sisters who are experts at having old-fashioned fun using their imaginations, and in getting into exciting spots of trouble and adventure which always have wonderful outcomes. The second book is The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and the one I'm now reading is the third.
What are you reading?