"There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation."
~ ~ Margaret Deland ~
American author Margaret Deland is best known for her novel, John Ward, Preacher, and for her stories about the fictional small town of Old Chester. She was born in 1857 in Pennsylvania. She and her husband took up the cause of unwed mothers, sheltering more than 60 women in a four-year period. During World War I, she did relief work in France, receiving the Legion of Honor. She wrote 25 books and was one of the first women elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. She died in 1945.