'For children of somewhat older growth, Ethel Turner has an irresistible appeal. In this book the authoress has drawn a girl who is not merely a girl, but is girlhood, too. To follow Nicola, the heroine, in her first glimpse of a large city, and through her first shopping ecstasies, is girlhood at its best. Nicola has a dream of writing a beautiful book (most girls have at one time or an other) and she does: and the telling of how she does it, and what experiences go to the making of the book, is a beautiful book itself.'
'Have You Read?', The World's News, 15 November 1924, p.14.