Aunt Jane's hero, Horace Wheeler, was handsome, quick-witted and poor. Horace's one desire was to be in love, which lead him even into proposing!
Aunt Jane was a sincere, kind-hearted Christian widow who was not always appreciated for her words of wisdom or her little 'sermons'. Those little sermons interfered with the good times Horace had with the less serious youth he kept company with. Horace's unfailing sense of humor and easy manner made him a favorite in his crowd.
Aunt Jane's prayers continually followed Horace after enlisting in the Civil War where he became a different person; not only physically but spiritually. Aunt Jane's Hero is a well told Christian story of how God can work in the life of young people.