Betsy and the Great World: Betsy Ray is twenty-one and on the adventure of a lifetime: a solo tour of Europe! There´s even a handsome Italian, Marco, who´s going overboard for her—if only she could stop thinking about her ex-sweetheart Joe Willard.
Betsy´s Wedding: When Betsy´s boat docks in New York, Joe is waiting there . . . with a ring! But she´s going to learn that marriage isn´t all candlelight, roses, and kisses. There´s also cooking, ironing, cleaning, and budgeting— and will she be able to find time to forge a writing career?
Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980) based her Betsy-Tacy series on her own childhood. Her series still boasts legions of fans, many of whom are members of the Betsy-Tacy Society, a national organization based in Mankato, Minnesota.