Grace Livingston Hill spent most of her adult life in Philadelphia, and she must have dearly loved it. The city and its surroundings play a part in many of her books and those who study them can walk with her characters through the streets and into many of the buildings still standing today.
One of these landmarks is The Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square. This beautiful church was most likely the one "across the square" in The Girl from Montana. O Little Town of Bethlehem has a deep connection to Philadelphia. Rev. Phillips Brooks, who wrote the words to this beloved carol in 1868, pastored The Church of the Holy Trinity at that time. Today, its sanctuary is graced by a lovely mural of the Christmas Story.