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LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY, BOSTON.
MISS MELINDA’S OPPORTUNITY.
BY HELEN CAMPBELL,
AUTHOR OF “THE WHAT-TO-DO CLUB,” “MRS.
HERNDON’S INCOME,” “PRISONERS OF
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“Mrs. Helen Campbell has written ‘Miss Melinda’s Opportunity’ with a definite purpose in view, and this purpose will reveal itself to the eyes of all of its philanthropic readers. The true aim of the story is to make life more real and pleasant to the young girls who spend the greater part of the day toiling in the busy stores of New York. Just as in the ‘What-to-do Club’ the social level of village life was lifted several grades higher, so are the little friendly circles of shop-girls made to enlarge and form clubs in ’Miss Melinda’s Opportunity.’”—Boston Herald.
“‘Miss Melinda’s Opportunity,’ a story by Helen Campbell, is in a somewhat lighter vein than are the earlier books of this clever author; but it is none the less interesting and none the less realistic. The plot is unpretentious, and deals with the simplest and most conventional of themes; but the character-drawing is uncommonly strong, especially that of Miss Melinda, which is a remarkably vigorous and interesting transcript from real life, and highly finished to the slightest details. There is much quiet humor in the book, and it is handled with skill and reserve. Those who have been attracted to Mrs. Campbell’s other works will welcome the latest of them with pleasure and satisfaction.”—Saturday Gazette.
“The best book that Helen Campbell has yet produced is her latest story, ‘Miss Melinda’s Opportunity,’ which is especially strong in character-drawing, and its life sketches are realistic and full of vigor, with a rich vein of humor running through them. Miss Melinda is a dear lady of middle life, who has finally found her opportunity to do a great amount of good with her ample pecuniary means by helping those who have the disposition to help themselves. The story of how some bright and energetic girls who had