A good book and the outdoors: what more could you need on a summer day?
This book begins with Agnes—Cinderella’s stepmother—as a child looking for paying work in order to feed herself. Her family has too many mouths to feed, and Agnes must take a job as a laundry girl in order to survive. She is beaten, mistreated, and overworked, but when a maid position opens up for the Abbess Elfilda, Agnes believes that her life may turn around. Will she find happiness working for Abbess Elfilda?