Monday, December 03, 2007

A Grace Livingston Hill Christmas Reading List

April Gold
Mrs. Reed does lots of baking for Christmas, while cooking soup and pie at the same time. Christmas tree decorating, singing, gifts, and dressing for Christmas.

Marjorie undertakes extended Christmas shopping; stockings and gifts, a turkey dinner, a Christmas sermon, flowers, and Christmas clothes.

The Prodigal Girl
Snowy weather, a cold farmhouse in New England, blizzards, warm clothing, plain cooking, skating.

A baby abandoned in the snow, a bright warm apartment, soft new baby clothes, decorating a tree, room service Christmas dinner.

The Christmas Bride
New overcoats for the elderly parents, a handmade nativity scene, a Christmas wedding, snow, and gifts. Oh, and a new house.

The Gold Shoe
Snowstorms, a flannel gown, warming suppers.

Astra babysits at Christmas, makes a homemade nativity scene, dresses for the holiday, buys roses for the neighbors.


Marlaine said...

How fun to see all these familiar titles! I had to smile when I read this post, because earlier today I was rummaging through a bookcase, digging out Christmas-themed books. :-)

I've been visiting your blog for about three months, and it has been refreshing, inspiring, a blessing, and I agree: God is good!

A Servant of the King said...

Don't forget "The Substitute Guest"! Stormy night, unsaved man sees what Christmas is really about.

Kelli said...

Thank you, Anna! I've been wondering what Grace Livingston Hill book to begin with and it looks like my library has The Christmas Bride.
Btw, I made your Schoolhouse Gingerbread the other day and it was wonderful. I made it many times last year too. :0)


Niki RuralWritings said...

Thank you for this list Anna, I will go looking for one or two.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you so much. In December I love to reread my books with anything about Christmas in them. Just finished Brentwood last night. April Gold will be next. Then I'll see if I can't find the others from a used bookseller.

Gina said...

How wonderful--thank you so much!! I'm going to order a few I haven't read yet on the library website now. Have a great day!

Meredith said...

Oh, thanks for this list!

I've been needing a little light reading this month, but I can't quite stomach Richard Paul Evans.

Vintage moralizing is much more palatable, especially with all the delicious GLH details.

mom huebert said...

I was going to remind you of "The Substitute Guest" but I see someone else already did! I think that, and April Gold, are two of my favorite GLH books that have Christmas scenes in them. How nice to find someone else who likes Grace Livingston Hill.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Thanks...I'm going to try The Gold Shoe!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Thanks...I'm going to try The Gold Shoe!

Kelly said...

Oh I have been looking for someone to post this very topic! How perfect! Thank you so much! I am a new GLH reader and am only on book #2 but just love them. I cannot wait to get started!


Daughter of the King said...

After getting a Estate Sale of 99 GLH books this fall for my birtthday....I had to order Astra and The Substitute Guest....and I just received a email saying they are in...can't wait...

Amy said...

Oooh, yes, The Substitute Guest. Possibly one of my favorite GLH novels (and I have almost all of them), and definitely my favorite of her Christmas books. I just finished re-reading it (as I do every Christmas)... Our hero, Alan Monteith, stumbles into a real home and family for Christmas. There's a lovely scene of everyone exchanging gifts, much homey cooking (yum - homemade doughnuts!)and other activities, and some very sweet romance as well as a strong Christian message.

I adore The Gold Shoe as well - a very different kind of story, but so good!

Natalie said...

Great, now I'm going to have to haunt ebay until I find Astra. It's my all time favorite GLH book, and you've flung a craving on me.

Daughter of the King said...

I just finished ASTRA...loved it..and will start the Substitute Guest......
Thing is it is hard to get a lot done when you just want to read....haha.

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