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A Chautauqua Idyl was Grace's second book, but the first book published under her own name.

It was written to earn the money for a family trip from their home in Florida to New York for the 1887 Recognition Day at Chautauqua. Grace, her father, and her aunt (Pansy) were slated to graduate from its Literary Circle and she was determined to be there in person for the all of the pageantry of the celebration. She even read a poem written for the occasion as part of the ceremony.

Grace hand-painted the cover of her own personal copy of the book to reflect its subject—the trees, the flowers, and the animals meeting for their own Chautauqua.

More Time Travel: 2022 GLH Reading List

In 2022, let's do some time traveling into to the latter part of the 1930's! We've included an extra-long journey into a sequel in February and a "side trip" into the 1935 Booklets. Our destination at the end of the year is a 3-book stay for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

JANUARY: Amorelle (1934)
FEBRUARY: White Orchids and its sequel, The Strange Proposal (1935)
MARCH: Beauty for Ashes (1935)
APRIL: April Gold (1936)
MAY: Rainbow Cottage (1934)
JUNE: Mystery Flowers (1936)
JULY: Daphne Deane (1937)
AUGUST:  Sunrise (1937)
SEPTEMBER: Homing (1938)
OCTOBER: Marigold (1938)
NOVEMBER: The Christmas Bride (1934 - the story starts in November!)
DECEMBER: Brentwood (1937) & The Substitute Guest (1936)


SIDE TRIP: The 1935 Booklets

If you don't have one of the rare original booklets, the first booklet in our list was reprinted in the paperback "The Forgotten Friend" (#100) by Tyndale House/Living Books. The last three can be found in the paperback "The Honeymoon House" (#92) by Tyndale House/Living Books.

The Handmaid of the Lord
Life Out of Death
The Old Guard
The Strange God


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