Matilda is a religious, well-educated girl who can’t picture herself doing dirty chores or helping sickly patients. Each day is very different from her former quiet ones. Matilda’s not used to being around so many people who are coming and going, laughting and eating. Not one of them seems interested in prayer or study. Self-centered Matilda things no one understands her. But Peg does. Peg gives Matilda time to get used to this new way of life and teachers her through kindness and friendship. Matilda is as surprised as anyone when she begins to see the world around her in a different way. Could the high-and-mighty Matilda be coming down to earth after all? A wonderful read for ages 10 and up.