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4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  204 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When lovely Cornelia Copley's mother becomes ill, Cornelia must leave her beloved college and return home to care for her family. But things at home have changed a great deal. Her family is living in near poverty, in a shabby and dismal little house. And her younger brother has become rebellious and distant.

Cornelia is filled with dismay and self-pity. Then she overhears h
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 24th 1997 by Living Books (first published 1921)
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Mar 04, 2011 Kerri rated it really liked it
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This is a sweet book by G.L. Hill. A college girl is enjoying her time at college learning to be an interior decorator. She feels important to her friends there, and looks forward to an exciting career.

Her dreams are dashed when she gets a lettter from her father, telling her that things have fallen apart financially for him, and the stress has created health problems for her mother. She has to come home because there is no more money for college, and she must also take care of the family while
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Oct 29, 2014 Joanie Bruce rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun. I always love reading the books written by Grace Livingston Hill, and every one of them keep me up till all hours of the night ... the whole time I’m telling myself I need to go to bed, but dying to read more of the story.

What I loved: I loved the way Cornelia grew from being a pouting, self-centered, selfish young lady to a caring, selfless, loving person who cared about family more than anything else. I also enjoyed the way she creatively redecorated their run-down,
I can't discern if I enjoyed this book so much because it was an utter surprise or just because it is that good. I picked it up on a trade shelf at an airport in Centralia, Washington because I thought the cover was beautiful. Sometimes you can judge a book by it's cover I suppose. It did get lengthy at times, but instead of wanting to skip ahead, I found myself enjoying the poetic steady writing. I found it uplifting and inspiring and sweet, old fashioned, romantic, and full of a romp of an adv ...more
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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.
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Mar 19, 2016 Erin Longbrake rated it liked it
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I've read this book dozens of times. It's one of those relaxing, go to books... Every time I read it, I roll my eyes at some of the gender stereotypes and elitism it contains. Yet, I keep going back and reading it again. It's a nice story...I like the parts where she is making over their home. The romance is kind of an afterthought.
Jan 13, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
I believe this is one of my favorite of Mrs. Hill's novels. It is less a romance than a sweet tale of a young woman who must give up her last few months at college to help out at home when her mother is ill. At first she is depressed by the run-down home that her family had to move into, but as she realizes her selfishness, she puts her all into improving the place and being a good influence on her siblings. It kept me quite riveted though it is a simple enough story. It made me ashamed of my la ...more
Sep 10, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cornelia is just the sort of heroine I like. Strong and self reliant, but not always perfect sometimes selfish, sometimes impatient, sometimes just discouraged, but she picks herself up and tries again.
Gwen Hopkins

This is a book displaying so many human emotions that we have experienced. Love , disappointment, joy, soul searching and fears that we all have had at one time or another.
Jul 04, 2015 randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Enjoyable and uplifting. I wonder why so many words are necessary for a review. I would do more reviews if I could just rate it.
Dec 20, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
I found this book recently, one of my favorite authors, and realized I'd never read it. It didn't look as appealing as the others, but I ended up loving it!

It was pretty old-fashioned, having been written in 1924, but for the most part I sure love the morals of those days, and I appreciated the character development of this story.

The main message of the story was "Love them back." The main character's brother has become seemingly morally lost, and needed the love of his family, and their depend
Maggie Shanley
Aug 16, 2015 Maggie Shanley rated it liked it
Sweet story of a girl who leaves college to help her family, interior decorating and romance/protégés.
Bek Dodwell
Jul 30, 2014 Bek Dodwell rated it it was amazing
Love this book! So sweet!
Sep 27, 2013 Zalia rated it really liked it
I was given this book by my great-grandmother and I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would. The author is fabulous at weaving real-life worries in with lovely imagery and a plot that keeps you turning pages! Would definitely recommend!!
May 27, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it
These few books that I have read by Hill are wonderful in seeing just what tremendous influence women can have in the world.
Dec 14, 2009 Desertisland rated it really liked it
Reminds me somewhat of another favorite for re-reading, EMILY OF DEEP VALLEY by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Michelle Nix
Jan 26, 2013 Michelle Nix rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite books.
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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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