by Elizabeth Bowen.
Quickie recap: Orphaned, Portia goes to live with her half-brother Thomas and her sister-in-law Anna, who are less than thrilled to receive her. Portia has few friends, but when she does make them, they get her into more trouble than they're worth.
Quickie review: I surprised myself by liking this one as much as I did. Innocence and corruption are played against each other expertly.
Quickie recommendation: Give the girl a chance!