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.
2017 GLH "M" Reading List
We're reading all of the books beginning with "M" this year, arranged in chronological order with our usual "bonus books" for the winter.
January: 1908 - Marcia Schuyler (Bonus: read the next book in the trilogy - Phoebe Deane)
February: 1912 - The Mystery of Mary (Bonus: for a GLH similar in style, read 1914's The Best "M"an)
March: 1914 - The Man of the Desert (Bonus: read the connected book, A Voice in the Wilderness)
April: 1915 - Miranda (final book in the Marcia Schuyler trilogy)
May: 1933 - Matched Pearls
June: 1936 - Mystery Flowers
July: 1938 - Marigold
August: 1938 - Maris
September: 1938 - The Minister's Son - (look for it in the paperback "The Honeymoon House" published by Tyndale/Living Books in 1984 - ISBN 0-8423-1366-4, and read the rest of the 1930's short stories, if you like)
October: 1944 - More Than Conqueror (Bonus: read the connected book, By Way of the Silverthorns)
November: 1948 - Mary Arden
December: 1949 Miss Lavinia's Call (which happens to include four Christmas stories!)