26.3.10

Very Vintage: Miranda by Grace Livingston Hill



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 The story of a beloved character rounds out the Miranda trilogy. Five separate times Miranda Griscom has rejected wealthy Mr. Whitney's proposal of marriage, content in her role as housekeeper and nanny for the Spaffords. The community thinks her daft to refuse such a man, but they don't know that her heart belongs to the town's black sheep-who, when accused of murder twelve years ago, she helped to escape. When she learns he has been living in Oregon Territory, can she hope to get word to him that his name has been cleared and his siblings need him?

   There never was a hero like the man Miranda is going to marry! But then, there never was a girl like Miranda! Sweet, lovely, faithful Miranda. Her faith and trust in God for the future was really inspiring for me. I loved how she was true to her principles no matter what, and how she was true to her first love through all those years. And the way she pretended to be psychic to prove that boy's innocence! It makes me laugh just remembering it! I've never read anything so funny!
   When they finally found each other, I cried, really cried, for joy.
   I discovered this amazing author about two years ago and have looked everywhere for her books. Not all of them are easy to find, but they are completely worth the trouble. Her books are so pure and full of christian principles and they transport the reader back in time in an incredibly charming manner.
   God truly touched me through this book. I hope He will touch you, too.

Rating: 5/5 stars
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3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Aaahh, Grace Livingston Hill! My grandma collected EVERY book of hers...at least 3 times, I think!! She had a full set and gave my mom and aunt a full set, too!! Now that she's died, I have her entire GLH collection!! I've read most of them throughout the years, but not all. The Christmas Bride was one of my favorites! You can find many of her books on paperbackswap (I LOVE that site)!!

After reading your review of Louise Gouge's book (never heard of her), I went to paperbackswap and requested book 1 and have book 2 on my wishlist! I love both WWII and Civil War settings.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I have such a hard time writing negative reviews for books - but, I've got to tell the truth! It's getting harder and harder for me to fully recommend a Christian fiction book, which is disappointing, because I soo love to read, but don't want to be reading (or recommending) questionable material!

Authors with strong godly standards like GLH and Janette Oke are hard to find! I would highly recommend Kim Vogel Sawyer if you haven't read her...she's good! Reminds me a lot of Janette Oke.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog! I love visitors who leave me comments!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie
The Creative Side of Me

alexandra george said...

I am so glad you too like GLH. The Christmas Bride is also one of my favorites and I will be posting it soon. Thanks for being my first official visitor!!

Becky said...

I've only read two Grace Livingston Hill books so far, but I think I'd like to read more if I came across them!

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