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.
July 2016: Happiness Hill
GIRL FINDS MIND AT PISTOL POINT... From the "Oakland Tribune," July 3, 1932:
"There are a rich man and a poor man and a girl who wonders which she loves. Jane does not know and is in need of something to shake her out of doubt and into a realization of real values. The "something" comes in a dramatic way. It is an arm holding a pistol which is pointed at John—and a pistol pointed at John means more than she has realized..."
"...How Jane saves the situation, the reputation of a business firm, and her own happiness is revealed in a story of fine moments, some excitement, and a large dash of old-fashioned romance."
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2016 GLH Reading List
GLH "First Reads" make up this year's list. Which GLH did you read first?
February: According to the Pattern & Beauty for Ashes
March: Man of the Desert & Ladybird
May: White Orchids
June: Exit Betty
July: Happiness Hill
August: Rainbow Cottage
September: The Girl of the Woods
October: Crimson Roses & The Beloved Stranger
November: More Than Conqueror & Coming Through the Rye