Grace Livingston Hill Short Stories & Collections

Katherine's YesterdayBefore she became famous as a novelist, Grace Livingston Hill wrote short stories for many publications. Over the years, many of these stories have been collected and published in book form. The earliest of these, "Katherine's Yesterday", was one of the first Grace Livingston Hill books ever published.

In the 1930's, J. B. Lippincott published a series of small Grace Livingston Hill books they called "pamphlets". These short stories were published in addition to Grace's regular novels in both hardback and paperback editions and are very rare. We list them as books in our GLH book lists, since they were produced individually. However, these short stories appear in many of the short story collections published in later years. Since they were published during the Great Depression, we suspect they were meant for readers whose budget was tight. Inside the jacket of one of these treasures (a hardback edition) is the price of the book—50¢.

After Grace's death in 1947, her daughters published a collection entitled, "Miss Lavinia's Call".  Since then, many of those stories and quite a few others have been collected, published, and re-published for eager Grace Livingston Hill readers to enjoy. 

Katherine's Yesterday

1895 • Lothrop Publishing Company

This short story collection, whose long title is "Katherine's Yesterday and Other Christian Endeavor Stories", is one of Grace's earliest published in book form. She wrote for numerous Christian publications in her early career and this volume collects stories written for Christian Endeavor's weekly publication.

  • Introductory Chapter - One Day
  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • Christian Endeavor Leaven
  • Some Peculiar People in Our Society
  • How Adelaide Went to the Convention
  • Why Adelaide Stayed Home from the Convention
  • John Chamberlain's Easter Coat
  • They Might, But They Didn't
  • Pledge-Makers and Pledge-Breakers
  • An Old Missionary Meeting
  • Some Carols for the Lord
  • "Because of the Pharisees"
  • "For Whom Christ Died"
  • "Living Epistles"
  • The Unknown God
  • Under the Window
  • The Minister's Bonnet

 

Nearly a century later, a reprint of the original with a few stories missing:

Katherine's Yesterday

1984 • Living Books/Tyndale House • ISBN 0-8423-2030-X

Katherine's Yesterday 1988

  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • An Excuse for Christ (Originally Christian Endeavor Leaven)
  • John Chamberlain's Easter Coat
  • A Voice Unheard (Originally They Might, But They Didn't)
  • The Pledge (Originally Pledge-Makers and Pledge-Breakers)
  • A Missionary Meeting (Originally An Old Missionary Meeting)
  • Some Carols for the Lord
  • The Praise of Men (Originally "Because of the Pharisees")
  • The Love Gift (Originally The Minister's Bonnet)
  • "Living Epistles"
  • The Unknown God
  • Under the Window

 

Other stories from the original "Katherine's Yesterday" appeared in other collections:

The Forgotten Friend
How Adelaide Went to the Convention
and
Why Adelaide Stayed Home from the Convention

appeared in The Forgotten Friend
1994 • Living Books/Tyndale House • ISBN 0-8423-1391-5

The Honeymoon House


"My Brother's Keeper"
(Originally "For Whom Christ Died") appeared in

The Honeymoon House
1984 • Living Books/Tyndale House • ISBN 0-8423-1366-4

 

The Love Gift

Five stories appeared in The Love Gift (Cameo Series #1)
1984 • Robert L. Munce Publishing Co. •  ISBN 0-8423-3846-2

The Love Gift (Originally The Minister's Bonnet)
"My Brother's Keeper"
(Originally "For Whom Christ Died")
"Living Epistles"
The Unknown God
Under the Window

 

 

Christian Endeavor Stories Volume 1Christian Endeavor Stories Volume 2

Christian Endeavor Stories, Volume 1 & 2
1992 • Amereon House (publishing division of Amereon, Ltd.)

A new edition was reprinted in 2012

Christian Endeavor Stories Volume 2 has the same titles as Tyndale's 1984 version of Katherine's Yesterday.

Volume 1 includes "My Brother's Keeper" (Originally "For Whom Christ Died")