Then everything changes! Celia receives an unexpected inheritance and sets about to make her dreams come true. She sends for her Aunt Hannah, and together they work a miraculous transformation on the old boarding house, making it into a place of warmth and laughter. Yet Celia struggles with a sense that there is something - or someone - missing.
Enter handsome Horace Stafford, minister of the mission chapel. At first Celia believes this is a man whose faith and compassion matches her own. But when a terrible misunderstanding comes between them, will Celia ever be able to confess, even to Horace, the deepest desire of her heart?
©1982 Grace Livingston Hill; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Grace Livingston Hill was a wonderful author. Audible.com should have more of her books available. I know that quite a few of her books were available on audio cassette in the past, but it is hard to find them these days. The audio presentation was excellent; the narrator did very well and had a voice that is easy to listen to. I would see if the narrator has read any other books that would be worth listening to. Wish there were more books by Grace Livingston Hill on the site!
I'm a Christian, and I'm aware that many Christians like this book (mostly women), but I couldn't get through this book. Listened to 5 hours of it. The author was born in 1865 and the first copyright was 1922. Some of the dialog is as follows: "I’m sure I’ve not known her to do the like before in the whole of her life." "Aunt Hannah had not a cross so heavy to bear in many a year." "She visited a small house on a by-street where lived an old servant." I found the protagonist to be a person that has good intentions, but is very judgmental - i.e., the way she over-reacts when a young man who is a border in the house comes home drunk. Also, when one of the young girls seeks her help with learning how to do her hair, she is repulsed by the thought of having to touch the girl's greasy hair. Then she goes into a long dissertation about taking a bath everyday, and the proper way to clean her hands and nails and how many rings she should be wearing. After that, I gave up. There are alot of Scripture verses in this book and much praying and leaning on God for strength. If you're not a Christian you might take all of this as preachy.
This is my favorite book of all times
I liked the struggle of a committed Christian trying to do her best to live her life for Christ. I like the idea of going into a mess and changing it for the better.
I really like way she brings the feeling of the characters out in the way she reads.
God has not forgot!
I wish audible would get more of grace Livingston Hill's audiobooks. A series of them were done under Christians listening in the 1990s I used to get them from the library and some of the readers were excellent.
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