Mabel or the Bitter Root: A Tale of the Times of James the First by Lucy Ellen Guernsey
The witch hunt days of King James I are the setting of this historical fiction story. In the year 1625, Mabel was fifteen years old and head girl of the school of Stantoun-Corbet. A new schoolmate came and aroused her ego unintentionally. Mabel was a good person but had a bitter root of envy, and eventually turned to find forgiveness in Christ. This book is part of the Children of Stantoun-Corbet Series or Tales of English Children, from the Reign of Queen Mary to that of Queen Anne.
Paperback, 132 pages, 3 illustrations. ISBN 9781935626039
Lucy Ellen Guernsey (1826–1899) was born in Pittsford, New York. Her sister Clara F. Guernsey, was also a writer, whom she lived with many years. Many of her stories have a beneficial moral message and were published by the American Sunday-School Union. She wrote over 60 stories and books, including the popular “Irish Amy.”