This fictional Journal of Katherine Mortimer takes us on an amazing, personal journey from an awkward and moody sixteen-year-old who thinks her mother is always wrong, through courtship, an unsuitable engagement, to marriage, to family life. We can laugh with and at Katherine in her teenage years, and share with her as she grows up, when not a step is taken without something major happening in her life. Children bring both joy and sadness. Her father-in-law and sister-in-law move in and try to run the family home, but who will Katherine’s husband side with? A very readable and memorable book full of faith, love, laughter, sadness, and the ups and downs of married life that ring true, even today. Originally published in 1869, this White Tree Publishing edition has been sensitively edited and abridged for today.