'''Gene Stratton-Porter''' (birth name Geneva Grace Stratton) was a 19th-century author nature books and children's books noted for their heavy use of natural themes and promotion of conservation. Her best known works are ''{{Literature/Freckles}}'' and ''A Girl of the Limberlost''.

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!!Tropes featured in her work
* AloneAmongTheCouples: In ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* BlueBlood: Even American characters often have long pedigrees.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Kate in ''A Daughter of the Land''
* DeepSleep: In ''Michael O'Halloran'', this terrifies Mickey in Peaches.
* DelinquentHair: Dyeing hair is not a good sign in ''Her Father's Daughter''.
* DomesticAbuse: ''The Song of the Cardinal'' features it among woodpeckers.
* AFriendInNeed: Douglas, in the opening of ''Michael O'Halloran''
* GhibliHills: An occasion for SceneryPorn in ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* GreenEyedMonster: The cardinal in ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: a child in ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* IdleRich: In ''Michael O'Halloran''
* IHaveNoSon: Freckles's grandfather's attitude
* IllGirl: Peaches in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Mickey in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* InTheBlood: On her 18th birthday, in ''Her Father's Daughter'', Linda receives a letter from her deceased father. Before she opens it, she tells the man with her that she is quite certain that it tells her that Eileen is not really her father's daughter and not really her sister.
-->''Before I open this envelope I am going to tell you what I believe it contains. I have not the slightest evidence except personal conviction, but I believe that the paper inside this envelope is written by my father's hand and I believe it tells me that he was not Eileen's father and that I am not her sister. If it does not say this, then there is nothing in race and blood and inherited tendencies."''
* IWillWaitForYou: In ''Her Father's Daughter'', Donald's mother is very firm with him about how he should not ask for this.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* LoveMakesYouDumb: The cardinal's opinion, though part of it is, even he realizes, his envy that the dove is already mated.
* MagicalNanny: Magical tutor in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In ''Song of the Cardinal''.
* MayDecemberRomance: the cardinal's parents in ''The Song of the Cardinal.''
* MeaningfulName: In ''Michael O'Halloran'', the meaning is explicitly given to ensure the reader knows.
* NatureLover: Constantly.
* OrphanageOfFear: In ''Michael O'Halloran'' Mickey's mother was at pains to keep him out of the orphange, and Peaches dreads the prospect.
* ParentalAbandonment: Mickey in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* ParentalFavoritism: The cardinal in ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* ParentalMarriageVeto: The Bates sons in ''A Daughter Of the Land''
* ThePatriarch: the father in ''A Daughter of the Land''
* RoyalBrat: Minturn's sons in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* RulesOfOrphanEconomics: In ''Michael O'Halloran''
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Kate in ''A Daughter of the Land''
* SceneryPorn: Particularly the opening of ''The Song of the Cardinal.''
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Agatha in ''A Daughter of the Land''
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: In ''Michael O'Halloran''
* StreetUrchin: In ''Michael O'Halloran''
* ThickerThanWater: The she-cardinal lost her family in the migration, a misfortune.
* UnableToSupportAWife: In ''Her Father's Daughter'', Donald's mother is very firm that it will take him years to avoid this, and it's unfair to Linda to even ask her to wait.
* TheUnfavourite: A she-cardinal in ''The Song of the Cardinal''
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Both Peaches and Mickey in ''Michael O'Halloran''
* YellowPeril: Despite its nature-loving themes and its romances, ''Her Father's Daughter'' is centrally a heavy-headed warning against it.
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