Grace Livingston Hill was born on Easter Sunday in 1865.
Grace Livingston Hill was the originator of the "Christian Romance" genre that's so popular today.
Books weren't her only claim to fame. Grace wrote some poetry, too.
As a young woman, Grace aspired to be an artist and went to art school.
If you look closely, many of Grace's books use real Philadelphia streets and landmarks.
Grace Livingston Hill's first book was a children's story, "The Esselstynes"
"Lo, Michael" was set at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where Grace taught physical education in the 1890's.
In Grace's books, the dear aunt with those dove-gray dresses is most certainly Grace's "Auntie Belle."
Grace's "Auntie Belle" was a world-famous author. Her pen name was Pansy.
Grace Livingston Hill never learned to drive, but Grace and her driver often used it to pick up Sunday School children.
January 2016: Homing
Homing is first up in our 2016 GLH Reading List.
Jane Scarlett is an orphaned girl working in a department store. When one of her customers, Audrey Havenner, mentions her name to her brother, things begin to happen.
"How Kent contrives to meet Jane Scarlett, what he and Jane find in an old trunk stored in the attic of one of Jane's friends, how happiness comes at last to all of them, is told by Mrs. Hill with wisdom and grace and an irresistible warmth of understanding." --Jefferson City Post-Tribune, July 22, 1938
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2016 GLH Reading List
Our 2016 Reading List is still in the making, but we're beginning with HOMING in January.