An American novelist. She wrote over two dozen books, the most famous of which is Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. The book was a best seller in 1902 and is set in Louisville, Kentucky where she then lived. It was made into a successful play in 1903, and there were three Hollywood movie versions of it. The best known is the 1934 film starring Pauline Lord and W. C. Fields.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1902)
A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill (1912)
The Honorable Percival (1914)
Captain June (1907)
Calvary Alley (1917)
Mr. Opp (1909)
Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories (1905)
Lovey Mary (1903)
The large hearted girl heroine adopts a forlorn baby, and herself becomes the protegee of Mrs Wiggs of the cabbage patch.
Amusing and pathetic character study of a little man in an Ohio river hamlet, self important and futile but with the moral qualities of a hero.
A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill-
"Mrs. Rice has surpassed herself... The result is one of the most charming romances of American life to be found anywhere. The love story has the fragrance of a wild rose, and every character in the book is worth knowing."