Harriet Comstock was an American novelist and author of children's books. Her books include Molly, the Drummer Boy (1900), A Boy of a Thousand Years Ago (1902), Janet of the Dunes (1908), Joyce of the North Woods (1911), A Son of the Hills (1913), The Place Beyond the Winds (1914), The Vindication (1917), Mam'selle Jo: A Novel of the St. Lawrence Country (1918), Unbroken Lines (19190, The Shield of Silence (1921), and At the Crossroads (1922. Janet is the daughter of a wayward mother. She is raised by her supposed father who is a lighthouse keeper. A young artist comes to paint her and they fall in love. Then her wealthy father shows up on the scene.