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 Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost.The Other Wiki has more here.
Works by Gene Stratton-Porter with their own pages include:
Other works by Gene Stratton-Porter contain examples of:
Ambiguous Gender: The Scout Master in The Keeper of the Bees also has a Gender-Blender Name and the narration is very careful not to use pronouns, save in one place where "he" is unavoidable. The Scout Master has taken extreme pains to keep her gender a secret.
Blue Blood: Even American characters often have long pedigrees.
Bride and Switch: In The Keeper of the Bees, a young woman tells Jamie there is an unborn baby who needs a father. Jamie assumes she's speaking of herself and, having fallen in love with her on sight, agrees to marry her. When they call him to collect the baby, the mother is not the girl he married; it's her sister.