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According to the Pattern is one of Grace's early books and it's "off the beaten path".

The first chapter is entitled "The Fallen Idol" and sets the scene for the rest of the story. Mrs. Winthrop, out in the park with her little daughter, suddenly comes upon her husband who is out with another woman. Not quite the usual GLH romance, is it?

Pick up a copy and share her struggle to live "according to the pattern" despite what's going on around her. Sounds a bit like it could have been written today, yes? An interesting departure from the usual novels.

This is one of the rare first editions of According to the Pattern. It was published on September 1, 1903 by The Griffith and Rowland Press and is copyrighted by The American Baptist Publication Society.

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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