In the revised version by Karen Andreola, Godly wisdom and advice await a mother and daughter who will read through these pages together. This is the same book that was published in 1940 but has some minor language changes so the reader does not have such a hard time understanding it.
From the author Karen Andreola:
“There is a word of yesteryear seldom heard today. It is the word that represents what I desire my daughters to become. The word is ‘ladylike.’ So when I found the book Beautiful Girlhood, I was very happy. Reading Beautiful Girlhood brings back the charm and sentiment associated with this word. It was an old-fashioned book that held the ideals I believed in and only needed a little revision.
I read and contemplated its pages for my own edification. Among its topics – such as building character, strength in obedience, making friends with books, a sunny disposition, modest dress, a pure heart, and a consecrated life – are ideals any grown woman will find both convicting and comforting. When each daughter eventually approached the age of 12, I read its short chapters of gentle instruction aloud to her. It was our special time alone together.
Beautiful and noble possibilities are present in every girl for becoming a godly woman, for becoming ladylike. Encouragement and counsel await those who read Beautiful Girlhood. For the girl who reads this book, may your blossoming into womanhood, your example of sincerity, purity, and love, be a source of happiness for yourself and a star of hope to other girls.”