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4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  215 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Jane Scarlett is alone. She has no family, no friends, and no home. Destitute, living in a dingy back room in a boarding house, Jane struggles to survive—and to find hope. Then, through a set of unexpected circumstances, she meets Audrey Havenner and gradually begins to believe that life isn't as grim as she had thought.

But it isn't until she meets Audrey's handsome lawyer
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Tyndale House Pub (first published January 1st 1938)
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Jul 19, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
One of my favorite things about GLH's novels is her descriptions. I really got a chuckle out of this description of an arrogant young man, "He was so brilliant that some who know him regarded him almost as highly as he regarded himself." Zing!

While many of her characters are stereotypes, and her plots predictable, her novels remain a relaxing, satisfying read. I am always on the lookout for another one that I have never read.
May 17, 2013 Eli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: homegirls
I need to write a review sometime, but a lazy Friday is not the day for that. I realized reading this childhood favorite, though, that GLH gave me feminist pro-single role models. That seems insane to say about sappy books written in the 1930s about girls who inevitably marry rich men with strong chins and curly hair, but...tis the truth.
Jul 20, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; historical fiction enthusiasts; romance enthusiasts
12-29-08: This wonderful rags-to-riches story carries as much inspiration today as it did when it was first published in 1938. Not only does brave, beleaguered Jane Scarlett receive astounding news about her finances, she discovers true riches of faith, friendship...and maybe even true love. This book lifts your heart and captures your imagination. And at page 224, I'm not even done with it yet!
Nov 20, 2009 Kathryn rated it it was ok
I've got too many good books waiting to finish this. The story is good, the style is choppy and stumbles over it's self a bit. I realize this was written in 1938 and the style of writing was different than it is now. This lady wrote alot of books, but just not what I want to read.
Mar 12, 2016 Cyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful and uplifting

I love her work, have read almost all as well as own almost all. This is another wonderful story by this great author that will also draw you closer to Him.
Feb 24, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet As Always

I enjoyed this book as much or more than any I have read of GLH The heroine was humble and dainty as always ;)
Mar 23, 2012 Kel rated it really liked it
Another comfort book to get me through flu/bronchitis.
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Aug 13, 2016 Deborah Meabon rated it it was amazing
GLH is one of my favorite authors. This is a book about a girl going through a hard time, and how she finds hope. Jane is working as a button sales clerk and seems to have nothing to live for. She hears an announcement on the radio that changes her focus.
Feb 25, 2016 Bernice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is for lovers of The Bible & romance. It's probably deemed an Old-Fashioned story of people's different lifestyles. Grace Livingston Hill never disappoints me.
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also wrote under the pseudonym Marcia MacDonald
also published under the name Grace Livingston Hill Lutz

A popular author of her day, she wrote over 100 novels and numerous short stories of religious and Christian fiction. Her characters were most often young female ingénues, frequently strong Christian women or those who become so within the confines of the story.
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