Under the Old Roof by Hesba Stretton.
When Richard, Abigail's husband, died she was left with her son, Gideon. She had worked hard to repurchase the house of her father, the "old roof." When Dick, her stepson, came home he tried to take the house away from Abigail and she is heartbroken. Dick's lack of work ethic brought him low and he was forced to face himself during a severe sickness. Crying out for help he turned toward God for forgiveness. This is a great story, illuminating many issues including inheritance laws, industrious work, forgiveness, and accepting God's providence.
Paperback (8X5.25), 76 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626121