At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Simple maturity story of a headstrong girl in 17th century London whose father remarries, and she is forced to deal with the ensuing changes. I like it because she challenges the life expected of a woman (marriage, babies) and wants to have control of her own life. At the same time, people point out to her that everyone (even men) live with constraints. So it finds a nice balance between the reality of a situation and being able to make the best of it.