Life in an orphanage doesn't seem the best possible preparation for a job as receptionist in an exclusive country hotel, particularly if you are nineteen and look about four years younger. But Selina Task simply treated the wealthy guests as she had treated her fellow-orphans, and, magically, it worked. She made friends even with the dragon Mrs. Bessimer, with cynical, neurotic Clive Williams, with little Paul Proctor, who was said to be such a difficult child. But by the time that Max Savant, the wealthy owner of Barn Close, had realized that he simply couldn't imagine the place without Selina, he was engaged to Val Proctor.
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