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The Big Blue Soldier

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  136 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Aunt Marilla Chadwick wants to find a young man for her lovely young friend, Mary Amber. She sees a tall young soldier walking slowly toward her house. It doesn't matter that his uniform is bedraggled and dirty or that she had never seem him before in her life, for Aunt Marilla has an idea, a plan, a sudden inspiration--and soon she, Mary Amber, and the mysterious soldier ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 86 pages
Published November 27th 1995 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published January 1st 1923)
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“Take a step back to a slower paced life the 1930s and 40s, and discover the joy of old-fashioned romance as penned by one of America’s most beloved authors. Lightly updated for today’s reader, this collection of three romances—including The Big Blue Soldier, Found Treasure, and The Patch of Blue—is the perfect pathway to discovering a timeless author. Grace Livingston Hill created enduring characters who go through every human emotion. They are realistic individuals looking to
I gave this book three stars because, even though I enjoy anything by GLH, I get a lot more out of a longer book. I like to really get into the historical background of the book and the characters’ personalities. GLH did an admirable job of writing this novel, but compared to other short stories, it was enjoyable but not outstanding.

It takes place just after WWII. A young man is returning from the war, very discontent and weary because of some of the injustices that have been done to him while h
Apr 23, 2014 Jean rated it really liked it
A really quick read by Grace Livingston Hill about a down and out soldier taking the place of a preoccupied rotten nephew and the neighbor girl who tries to hide that she knows about the duplicity.
Cheri Rasmussen
Jan 28, 2015 Cheri Rasmussen rated it liked it
Not one of her best
Lisa Rathbun
This is shorter than most of her stories. Cute, simple romance.
Feb 26, 2010 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Just one of the many Grace Livingston Hill books that I ALWAYS LOVE.
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Nov 30, 2007 Katie Lynn Fox rated it really liked it
An innocent, old-fashioned romance written by my great-great-grandma.
Jan 13, 2013 Darla rated it it was amazing
Lovely, charming, uplifting, and romantic.
Jul 27, 2011 Grete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, fluffy, harmless.
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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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