Lloyd Sherman is the title character in The Little Colonel series by Annie Fellows Johnston. These are really, really old books. When I was little my mom started reading them to me. She had read them as a little girl, and so had her mother. The Little Colonel is a little girl who lives in ‘Lloydsboro,’ Kentucky. She has many adventures, but is an intelligent, well-mannered young lady with good southern values.
When I was little, we didn’t have the complete set of books. Whenever we went into a used bookstore, we would look for the books we were missing. I often got one as a gift for Christmas or my birthday. It was always so exciting to get one of the missing Little Colonel books.
I’ve never actually read the entire series, but I am in the process of attempting again. Right now I am re-reading The Little Colonel at Boarding School and Lloyd and her friends continue to get into well-behaved-mischief! I can’t wait to get to The Little Colonel’s Knight Comes Riding to see who Lloyd married (although Granny kind of gave that away 15 years ago when I got that one for Christmas…).