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In the Way
Grace Livingston Hill
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In the Way

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City-raised Ruth Benedict moves to a small farm town to take care of her two brothers.
Library Binding, 377 pages
Published July 1985 by Amereon Limited (first published 1897)
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The story of two farmers in the USA whose lives are changed when their lively sister comes to look after them. Quite a nice story, and well-written, but suffers enormously from introspection with far too many character viewpoints and authorial asides (although they were common at the time of writing). They don't just explain what is fairly obvious, they show the author's rather horrendous class and culture biases. Also, the Christian message is over-pushed in my view, along with some legalistic ...more
Patti Pierce
I love all of Grace Livingston Hill's books. She is an amazing author.
Miriam Roush
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed so many of Grace Livingston Hill’s books and this was no exception. It must be taken into consideration that many of her books were written over 100 years ago (this one was written in 1897) and customs and mores were quite different then. However, there is a compelling storyline that runs through each that leaves the reader with positive feelings about life, love, family and faith at the end. Although this book is labeled as a “romance,” and although some characters do fall in ...more
This was not one of my favorites from Grace Livingston Hill, although I've immensely enjoyed several of her other stories. The writing on this one was just not as elegant, much more clumsy and heavy-handed, than her other books. I think this was one of her earliest ones, so maybe that's why. The characters were not very fleshed out, and the main character, Ruth, was a bit too perfect for my taste. Also, the romance arc was disjointed and not paced very well, with a rushed ending. On a whole, a ...more
John Hunter
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I liked the way the plan of salvation was presented in different ways and the wonderful descriptive language Mrs. Hill always uses in her 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.

niece to Isabella MacDonald Alden
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