Margaret Sangster has helpful exhortations for young women to live a Godly life. Each chapter of this book is a simple and friendly talk . . . and the author's aim has been to suggest something helpful . . . [for] our happiness and usefulness. Her advice includes: If one can but take whatever comes as part of God's plan, and t as the happening of a blind chance, one will be surer of content. A plan of God in every life, and life joyfully lived in accordance with God's plan, is a good formula for true happiness. Also: One of the most successful recipes for curing the blues, matter what the source, is to engage actively in some work outside one's self.
MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1838-1912) was born in New Rochelle, New York to John and Mary Munson. She was educated in private schools and lived in a deeply religious household. She read voraciously growing up. She attended a Presbyterian Church and later Dutch Reformed Church. She married George Sangster in 1858. She edited and wrote for Hearth and Home, Christian Intelligencer, Harper's Bazaar, and others.