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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Availability: In Stock
Series: Love Endures
Teenager Betty Thornton is devastated when she learns that her father will be uprooting his family and moving to a remote Vermont farm far away from her social circle of friends. Rather than passively accepting, Betty takes matters into her own hands and makes plans to elope with Dudley Weston, the reckless young boyfriend she left behind. When her dreams of a breathtaking, whirlwind wedding turn into a disastrous situation, will a handsome stranger be able to restore Betty’s faith and lead the prodigal girl back home? Or will one hasty decision cost more than she bargained?
The author’s setting descriptions are so vivid you could feel the cold wrapping around you, dragging you into the world of wintry Vermont in the 1920’s. Her character descriptions through the dialogue and their actions really brought them to life. All in all, the writing in this book is better than any other book I’ve read by Grace Livingston Hill.
whitequeen54Reno, NVAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One of my favorite GLH booksNovember 16, 2012whitequeen54Reno, NVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although written over 80 years ago, this book is relevant today. Betty is a typical rebellious teenager whose parents realize they have failed to instill traditional values in their children and decide to rectify this by moving to the country. While she starts to enjoy some aspects of the slower pace of life, Betty is still determined to escape and runs off with her boyfriend. She finds herself in a situation she can't control, much as a young person today would find herself in similar circumstances.
Unlike many modern people, Betty has been exposed to traditional Christian values. After realizing the hopelessness of her situation, she realizes she must turn to the ultimate authority and power, God. The results are far beyond anything she expected or hoped for.
This well-written story may be an inspiration to readers of all ages with its timeless theme of hope and redemption.
Carolyn JohnsonGolden Valley, MNAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5PAINFUL TO READ--BUT WORTH IT!April 24, 2012Carolyn JohnsonGolden Valley, MNAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For me, It's difficult to understand how a lovely person like Grace Livingston Hill could give us the rebellious words of Betty and the two other older Thornton young people in this book. At times, I wondered if I could continue reading of such rebellion! However, I came to wonder if the setting of this book isn't pretty much a reflection of current society. I'm glad I read the book. The wisdom of the father can't be easily forgotten. GLH had a lot to get across in this book, and she did it successfully!