Carola by Hesba Stretton.
Eighteen year old Carola lived above a Jewish man who treated her well. She was given a Bible when her grandmother died and then sought after God. She became a schoolmistress and fell in love with a local village man, Philip. When her old wicked life was found out she was not permitted to marry and was banished from the village. After she lived in isolation she went to work as a nurse in a different town. Philip's heart ached after Carola, but he didn't know where she was. Carola became a hero by practicing consistent good works.—Curiosmith (2010).
A story exhibiting all the well-known characteristics of this popular writer. It sets forth very powerfully the influence of the New Testament upon a fresh and vigorous mind wholly unacquainted with the facts of our Lord's life.—Religious Tract Society (1908).
Perhaps one of the most graphic, real, and powerful stories by the same talented author. The vicissitudes in the career of the heroine, and the character of the old Jew, are sketched with a masterly hand.—The Queen (1908).
Far above the average . . . From first to last the interest of the story never flags.—The Glasgow Herald (1908).
- Chapter 1 — An East-End Jew
- Chapter 2 — Left to Herself
- Chapter 3 — The King of the Jews
- Chapter 4 — The Book and its Captive
- Chapter 5 — Seeking Her Parish Priest
- Chapter 6 — Doing Justly
- Chapter 7 — Separated
- Chapter 8 — A Village Schoolmistress
- Chapter 9 — Hazelmount
- Chapter 10 — A Mother's Fears
- Chapter 11 — Girlish Fancies
- Chapter 12 — Unconscious Rivalry
- Chapter 13 — Christmas Eve
- Chapter 14 — The Happiest Day of His Life
- Chapter 15 — The Hour of Temptation
- Chapter 16 — Carola's Confession
- Chapter 17 — Cast Out of Paradise
- Chapter 18 — Together
- Chapter 19 — A Day of Shame
- Chapter 20 — London Roughs
- Chapter 21 — A Good Prayer
- Chapter 22 — Unworthy
- Chapter 23 — Towards the Holy City
- Chapter 24 — Sister Elizabeth
- Chapter 25 — A New Landlord
- Chapter 26 — The Old Master
- Chapter 27 — A Night's Watch
- Chapter 28 — Sister Carola
- Chapter 29 — Surprises
- Chapter 30 — Another Christmas
- Carola Fielding — an eighteen year old girl.
- Philip Arnold — local village man who loved Carola.
- Matthias Levi — an east-end Jew whom Carola lived with for a while.
- Carola's grandmother — brought up Carola after her parents died.
- George Basset — an unwanted admirer of Carola.
- Mrs. Arnold — a patroness and spiritual guide at Hazelmount.
- Mr. Arnold — farmer and churchwarden.
- Sister Elizabeth — Sister at Netherton Hospital who helps Carola.
- Mrs. Stuart — Owner of Hazelmount Park.
- Captain Bentley — nephew of Mrs. Stuart and owner of Hazelmount Park after Mrs. Stuart dies.
John 14:3—And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.