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Brentwood

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  250 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Marjorie Wetherill had always known she was an adopted child; her adoptive parents, the Wetherills, whom Marjorie loved deeply, had made no secret of it. Their death leaves Marjorie well provided for but terribly lonely. Soon she is consumed with the desire to find the family she has never known. But how can she find them when she knows nothing about them--and when Evan Br ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 2nd 1995 by Living Books (first published July 28th 1981)
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Michele Yardumian
I have never met a Grace Livingston Hill I DIDN'T like - however I like some a great deal more than others. This one and The Honor Girl are my top faves, but there are a good fifty more that tie for second place! Her style is strongly flavored, so many won't like it, but I find her views and morals very consistant with the time in which she wrote. Her stories made a significant impact in my life, as I read them first as a young teen. Above and beyond the romance aspect, the heart and soul of her ...more
Kerri
This did not turn out to be my favorite GLH book, but it was sweet. It was difficult to relate to the adoption theme in the book. I realize that in that day, adoption was very different than it is today, but I couldn't get my head around how the main character could bond so quickly to her biological family, all of whom she had never known.

Other than that, this was a sweet book. I liked that the main character was so generous and used her resources to help this struggling family. I think I am mor
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Sheryl Tribble
Like many of Grace Livingston Hill’s, not much romance in this one, partly because the relationships between the two couples who pair at the end go pretty smoothly. There’s more romantical stuff between the heroine and the guy who wants to marry her than there is between the heroine and the hero. Although she does end up engaged at the end, the book is more about the heroine reconciling with her birth family (and with God, I suppose) than about romance.

I particularly enjoyed that the heroine get
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Linda
As a young girl, I read a lot of Grace Livingston Hill books and can say that Brentwood was one of my favorites. By today's standards and expectations Grace's books may not get a great review, but I rated them as I would have many years ago. Anytime a book leaves an impression, it gets a great rating from me. All Grace's books inspired me to be very selective about the man I would one day choose to marry. That inspiration served me well and I've always been thankful for her main characters who w ...more
LadyS
well this was a rather beautiful story of humility and the importance if intimacy in a family. their was hardly any romance..im not sure why its classified as such.

to add, the book got very predictable in so much that i knew what the next chapter would be about. one thing i didnt like is how the main characters male friend was described. i didn't think it was necessary to have him so haughty and self absorbed especially in the light of the fact that he was mentioned to be a good friend. overall
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Joy Gerbode
I have read nearly all of Grace Livingston Hill's books, and this is one of my favorites! It includes a family loving each other through hard (tragic) times, generous giving and while the main love in the story is that of the family, it does include a little romance as well. Perhaps not very realistic, but this is what I call a "Cinderella story" ... sort of a fairy tale that ends happily ever after.
Melissa
This gem has got 1930's slang GALORE. Plus, twins separated at birth! and one of them is rich and comes in to make her birth family's life all better! so unlikely and ridiculous and yet I just love it. Also, bonus points for the doctor who treats the sick family being handsome and winning over the hardened bitter twin.
Wilani Wahl
This is one of my favorite Grace Livingston Hill books. A great read for Christmas. Forgiveness and placing your faith and trust in God are prominent themes.
Katie Lynn Fox
An innocent, old-fashioned romance written by my great-great-grandma.
Sara
Just did not care for her writing style.
Becky
I really HATED the first boyfriend, Evan.
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also wrote under the pseudonym Marcia MacDonald

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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