'Judge Lynn, a widower, the father of six 'Noughts and Crosses,' whom he rules with much sternness and little affection — dealing out punishment swiftly and surely — announces to the group of offenders one day his intention of marrying again.
The principal role, however, is not given to the second Mrs. Lynn, but to the career of Mona in particular, who sways the rebels, and rather an unusual situation is created for her by the authoress when she is betrothed to her step-mother's own brother, also a widower with two young children. It would seem then that the story will develop into a matrimonial problem hingeing on the disparity in years between the bridegroom and his bride, respectively 43 and I7, but the authoress preserves all the ideals of youth. Although Mona marries for pure adventure she eventually finds more than 'wisdom with the years.' She finds love in a brief realisation, and her stepchildren possessed a mother who was "childish enough to be a child; with them, and yet — oh, blissful state of things — old enough to be their mother!"'
'Australian Authors', Graphic of Australia, 8 March 1918, p.13.