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Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society

L. Frank Baum

Book Overview: 

The story continues the adventures of three cousins, Louise, Patsy and Beth,with their debuts in society and the appearance of suitors, one of whom is rejected and kidnaps Louise.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .So she had not lived at home, where constant quarrels and bickerings nearly drove her frantic, since Uncle John had adopted her. In catering to this present whim of her mother, who longed to spend a few luxurious weeks in New York, Beth sacrificed more than might be imagined by one unacquainted with her sad family history.

Whimsical Major Doyle often called Uncle John's nieces "the Three Graces"; but Beth was by odds the beauty of them all. Splendid brown eyes, added to an exquisite complexion, almost faultless features and a superb carriage, rendered this fair young girl distinguished in any throng. Fortunately she was as yet quite unspoiled, being saved from vanity by a morbid consciousness of her inborn failings and a sincere loathing for the moral weakness that prevented her from correcting those faults. Judging Beth by the common standard of girls of her age, both failings and faults were more imaginary than real; yet it was her characteristic to susp. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Fun and suspenseful.

I didn’t like this book so well. The nieces and Uncle John are as lovable as ever, but some of the society crowd they become attached to are very unlikable.
Louise’s mother that the exceedingly rich Uncle John find a way to introduce the girls into society. Because he doesn’t care to know anything a

Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society is one of a series of 10 novels written by L. Frank Baum under the pseudonym Edith Van Dyne. The series is about 3 nieces of their rich uncle John: Louise, Beth and Patsy who met in the 1st novel of the series when they were invited to visit their dying Aunt Jane so she

Beth, Louise, and Patsy are three cousins, who gain entry into fashionable society through their wealthy Uncle John's influence. They discover that being part of the rich elite in New York City is not all parties, receptions, and dances. When Louise becomes involved with a questionable gentleman, th