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Grace Livingston Hill (1865–1947)

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Grace Livingston Hill was born on April 16, 1865 in Wellsville, New York. In 1886, she moved with her family to Winter Park, Florida, where she got a job teaching gymnastics at a local college. She wrote her first book there, in an effort to raise money for a family vacation to Chautauqua Lake. The vis mere book was called Chatauqua Idyl and was published in 1887. She eventually married and began a family, but lost her husband to appendicitis. At this point in her life, her writing was the only way she could support her family. During her lifetime, she wrote over 100 novels and numerous short stories of religious and Christian fiction including Blue Ruin and Mary Arden. She died in 1947 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Grace Livingston Hill also wrote under the pen name Marcia MacDonald.

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Værker af Grace Livingston Hill

Marcia Schuyler (1908) 235 eksemplarer
The Girl from Montana (1907) 230 eksemplarer
The Man of the Desert (1914) 225 eksemplarer
The Enchanted Barn (1917) 216 eksemplarer
Crimson Roses (1928) 200 eksemplarer
The Best Man (1914) 198 eksemplarer
The Substitute Guest (1936) 190 eksemplarer
The Christmas Bride (1934) 180 eksemplarer
Lo, Michael! (1913) 179 eksemplarer
The Witness (1917) 179 eksemplarer
Where Two Ways Met (1946) 173 eksemplarer
The Girl of the Woods (1942) 170 eksemplarer
Cloudy Jewel (1920) 164 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Mary (1912) 163 eksemplarer
The Prodigal Girl (1929) 162 eksemplarer
Bright Arrows (1946) 159 eksemplarer
Spice Box (1943) 157 eksemplarer
Exit Betty (1920) 156 eksemplarer
A Voice in the Wilderness (1916) 154 eksemplarer
Miranda (1915) 153 eksemplarer
The Finding of Jasper Holt (1916) 151 eksemplarer
All Through the Night (1945) 145 eksemplarer
Beauty for Ashes (1935) 145 eksemplarer
The Obsession of Victoria Gracen (1915) 144 eksemplarer
Job's Niece (1927) 144 eksemplarer
Happiness Hill (1932) 142 eksemplarer
The Search (1919) 142 eksemplarer
In Tune With Wedding Bells (1941) 141 eksemplarer
Kerry (1931) 140 eksemplarer
Partners (1940) 140 eksemplarer
Marigold (1938) 139 eksemplarer
Rainbow Cottage (1935) 138 eksemplarer
Ariel Custer (1925) 137 eksemplarer
The City of Fire (1922) 136 eksemplarer
The Strange Proposal (1935) 136 eksemplarer
White Orchids (1935) 136 eksemplarer
Silver Wings (1931) 134 eksemplarer
A Daily Rate (1900) 132 eksemplarer
Amorelle (1934) 132 eksemplarer
Brentwood (1937) 130 eksemplarer
Matched Pearls (1933) 130 eksemplarer
Dawn of the Morning (1911) 130 eksemplarer
A New Name (1926) 129 eksemplarer
Not Under the Law (1925) 128 eksemplarer
Ladybird (1930) 125 eksemplarer
Duskin (1929) 125 eksemplarer
Maris (Grace Livingston Hill #17) (1938) 124 eksemplarer
Coming Through the Rye (1926) 124 eksemplarer
Tomorrow About This Time (1923) 124 eksemplarer
The Beloved Stranger (1933) 123 eksemplarer
Phoebe Deane (1986) 123 eksemplarer
The Gold Shoe (1930) 121 eksemplarer
The White Flower (1927) 121 eksemplarer
The Patch of Blue (1932) 121 eksemplarer
Rose Galbraith (1940) 120 eksemplarer
Blue Ruin (1928) 120 eksemplarer
Homing (1938) 119 eksemplarer
Found Treasure (1928) 119 eksemplarer
Crimson Mountain (1942) 119 eksemplarer
Patricia (1939) 118 eksemplarer
Out of the Storm (1929) 117 eksemplarer
The Seventh Hour (1939) 116 eksemplarer
April Gold (1936) 116 eksemplarer
Sunrise (1937) 114 eksemplarer
The Tryst (1921) 112 eksemplarer
According to the Pattern (1903) 111 eksemplarer
Daphne Deane (1777) 111 eksemplarer
An Unwilling Guest (1902) 110 eksemplarer
The Street of the City (1942) 110 eksemplarer
The Honor Girl (1927) 108 eksemplarer
Mystery Flowers (1936) 106 eksemplarer
The Story of a Whim (1903) 102 eksemplarer
The Challengers (1932) 101 eksemplarer
Time of the Singing of Birds (1944) 100 eksemplarer
In the Way (1897) 97 eksemplarer
The Sound of the Trumpet (1943) 94 eksemplarer
More Than Conqueror (1944) 94 eksemplarer
The Red Signal (1919) 92 eksemplarer
Re-Creations (1924) 90 eksemplarer
The White Lady (1930) 89 eksemplarer
The Ransom (1933) 83 eksemplarer
The Chance of a Lifetime (1931) 82 eksemplarer
Astra (1941) 80 eksemplarer
Miss Lavinia's Call (1866) 79 eksemplarer
The Honeymoon House (1938) 79 eksemplarer
Through These Fires (1943) 73 eksemplarer
Aunt Crete's Emancipation (1911) 67 eksemplarer
Mary Arden (1948) 63 eksemplarer
The Angel of His Presence (1902) 54 eksemplarer
Lone Point; and, the Esselstynes (1877) 40 eksemplarer
Because of Stephen (1903) 33 eksemplarer
Lone Point (2000) 31 eksemplarer
The Parkerstown Delegate (1892) 27 eksemplarer
Because of Stephen/Lone Point (1989) 27 eksemplarer
For Each New Day (1991) 22 eksemplarer
Marcia Schuyler ; Phoebe Deane (1909) 21 eksemplarer
The Love Gift (1984) 17 eksemplarer
The House Across The Hedge (1984) 15 eksemplarer
The Flower Brides (2015) 13 eksemplarer
The Esselstynes (1978) 6 eksemplarer
The Wedding Garment 5 eksemplarer
Beggarman 3 eksemplarer
The Lost Message (1983) 3 eksemplarer
Life Out of Death (1983) 3 eksemplarer
The Old Guard (1983) 3 eksemplarer
A Chautauqua Idyl (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Grace Notes (1991) 3 eksemplarer
The Measure of a Man (2018) 2 eksemplarer
A Corner of Destiny (2015) 2 eksemplarer
The Story of puff 2 eksemplarer
Under the Window 2 eksemplarer
The Divided Battle 2 eksemplarer
The Minister's Son 2 eksemplarer
An Unknown God 2 eksemplarer
The Strange God 2 eksemplarer
My Brother's Keeper 2 eksemplarer
A Sevenfold Trouble (2016) 1 eksemplar
Little Servant (1976) 1 eksemplar
Gracene 1 eksemplar
The Best Birthday (1983) 1 eksemplar
Majority's Hearth 1 eksemplar
Job’s Niece 1 eksemplar
The Governor's Son 1 eksemplar
Living Epistles 1 eksemplar
Días de prueba 1 eksemplar
A Fair Foreclosure 1 eksemplar
The Time of the Singing Birds (1910) 1 eksemplar
The Call 1 eksemplar
Kidnappet (1998) 1 eksemplar
A King to Rule 1 eksemplar
A Little Servant (2018) 1 eksemplar
Quiet Hands 1 eksemplar
El Encuentro De Dos Vidas (1991) 1 eksemplar
Divided Battle (1988) 1 eksemplar
Safety First 1 eksemplar
Star of Wonder 1 eksemplar
The Praise of Men 1 eksemplar
The Pledge 1 eksemplar
A Voice Unheard 1 eksemplar
Bright Arrows 1 eksemplar

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Andre navne
MacDonald, Marcia
Lutz, Grace Livingston Hill
Fødselsdato
1865-04-16
Dødsdag
1947-02-23
Begravelsessted
Johnstown, New York, USA
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Wellsville, New York, USA
Dødssted
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA
Bopæl
New York, USA
Florida, USA
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA
Erhverv
novelist
short story writer
Relationer
Alden, Isabella (aunt)
Kort biografi
Grace Livingston Hill wrote under both her real name and the pseudonym Marcia Macdonald. The death of her first husband left her with two small children and no income to support them other than that from her writing. She produced more than 100 novels and numerous short stories. Her characters were most often young female Christian women or those who become Christians in the course of the story. Her publishers used to remove the overt references to religious themes until they realized the popularity of these books. Grace's maternal aunt was Isabella Macdonald Alden, who was another prolific writer under the pseudonym Pansy. Grace finished her aunt's autobiographical last book, and the final Grace Livingston Hill book, Mary Arden (1947), was finished in turn by her daughter Ruth Livingston Hill.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Grace Livingston Hill also wrote under the pen name Marcia MacDonald.

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A compilation of stories with unique characters and story lines!
 
Markeret
Sassyjd32 | Dec 22, 2023 |
A very good book mostly geared towards high school kids.
 
Markeret
Sassyjd32 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 22, 2023 |
Another fantastic book by Grace Livingston Hill! I loved the characters so much, and I love how she incorporates God and scripture into her book!
Tessa is a socialite on her way to a party when her train breaks down. There is a huge snowstorm in the town where she arrives and she quickly becomes lost. Enter Thurly, a young pastor who finds her and brings her home to his mother. In the process of being rescued Tessa loses her gold shoe. Tessa is enchanted by Thurly and his mothers down to earth lifestyle and their faith. Much more happens, so read the book! You won't be disappointed!… (mere)
 
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Sassyjd32 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 22, 2023 |
As the novel opens, Marjorie Wetherill is knocking around her huge family home in Chicago all by herself. It's a week before Christmas and her mother has just died, leaving her an orphan. She is an adult (having graduated college, so likely ~22 years old), but no matter what your age, losing your parents hurts. Marjorie is dealing with another bombshell on top of this loss. She's always known that she was adopted, but never knew anything about her birth family - until now. Her adoptive mother left her one last letter, detailing all she knows about the family, including their last known address. She more or less implores Marjorie to look them up, because they have always regretted their decision to give her up for adoption and long to see her, even now - especially now, because the Wetherwills have always refused to let them see her.

Marjorie is at a loss about what to do. She's always yearned for her birth family, but she fears all the same. Yhey didn't want her as a baby, so why would they want her now? Would they resent her for growing up in the lap of luxury, now an heiress worth millions, when their lifestyle was much more modest? She knows that her mother is still alive, and that she has a twin sister, but basically knows nothing else.

Her childhood friend and neighbor, Evan Brower, actively discourages her from reuniting with her birth family. He's convinced that they would take advantage of her wealth and basically mooch off her, because what else could they be but lazy and spoiled? He's decided that he wants to marry Marjorie, even though he hasn't really shown her any romantic attention ever, and he's bullheaded enough to believe he can bend her to his will simply by wanting her bad enough.

Mercifully, Marjorie has a will of her own, and when she decides to seek out her birth family, she goes right ahead and does it, without telling anyone beforehand or seeking out anyone's permission. She travels to the tiny, shabby house where her family lives and is appalled by the conditions. Her family has fallen into deep poverty, as her father lost his job and they lost their beloved house, the titular Brentwood. They are so poor and hungry that they've sold all of their belongings, save one chair, and are living in the cold, snowy Midwest without gas or coal or food, saving all of their money to buy medicine for the mother, who has taken to her sickbed.

Marjorie immediately springs into action: she pays off the family debts, has the gas turned back on, buys two tons of coal to heat the house, brings in a doctor for her mother (whom she hasn't even seen yet), and buys nutritious food. The first person she meets is her twin sister, Betty, who is actively hostile towards her. One by one she meets the rest of her family: her oldest brother, Ted (about 19), and the younger kids Bud, Sunny, and Bonnie. They are all half-starved and sick, and they are all slow to warm up to Marjorie, but she powers through it, happy to know that she has the means to help them. She meets her father that same evening, but its a few days before she can see her mother - though when she does, it is a joyous reunion!

The family slowly but surely warms up to her and begins to accept her: first as their fairy godmother, then as their sister/daughter. Betty is the longest holdout; she is wary and bitter and jealous, and she struggles with these feelings for the entire story. Ted quickly takes to Marjorie, as they have church-going in common; the younger kids take to her because she is kind to them. Marjorie decides to spend the holiday season with them, leaving her hotel that very first day and moving into their tiny house, sharing a bed with her twin and helping out as much as she can.

She learns of Brentwood from Ted, who still attends a chapel near the house. She makes up her mind to restore her family to their rightful home for Christmas, and goes about it quite smartly. She also helps her siblings and parents in their current abode, especially with food, medicine, and the doctor for mother, and the various sick children. They are coming together and enjoying the holidays; Marjorie meets Gideon Reaver, the young minister that Ted absolutely adores and she is also smitten.

Meanwhile, Evan is simmering with rage in Chicago. Marjorie left no forwarding address, and she went to her heretofore unknown family, against his explicit wishes! Practically the moment he learns where she is, he goes after her, stomping into the Gay family house on Christmas day and demanding that she return to Chicago with him. He's just a complete ass to everyone. Marjorie holds her line, though, refusing to leave with him that day, or any day. She's still deciding what she wants to do for the rest of her life, but his sudden and unwelcome appearance makes one thing crystal clear.

Her family insist that she return to Chicago after the New Year for some time and space to make her decision, whether she wants to come live with them at Brentwood or carry on by herself in the social and luxurious whirlwind to which she is accustomed. Marjorie already knows what she wants even before she returns to the Wetherill mansion, but she abides by their wishes. She dumps Evan for good in an extremely satisfying scene that only gets better because he is as stubborn as he is assholish, and he keeps coming around because he thinks he can change her mind. Haha, joke's on him! This is one GLH heroine who knows her own mind and isn't afraid to assert herself.

In the end, Marjorie is happily reunited with her birth family at Brentwood, and they all live happily ever after :)

The romance is rather blink-and-you'll-miss-it between Marjorie and Gideon. Betty also has a romance with the doctor who's tending them all. We kinda spend equal time with both twins, and it really highlights their differences in their outlooks on life as well as how they fit into the family. I think GLH did a great job exploring the feelings from all sides around the issue of adoption and how it affects everyone involved: the birth parents, the adoptive parents, the child herself and the other siblings.

The "God stuff" is of the born-again variety, which is not my thing, but it wasn't laid on too terribly thick. The fact that this is set at holiday time disguises some of this, too, given the customs around going to church in the Depression era. I enjoyed the entire cast of characters and their interactions, and it was a very happy ending all the way around!
… (mere)
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eurohackie | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 10, 2023 |

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