Saturday, July 24, 2010

Public Service Announcement :: Grace Livingston Hill


While sitting here this morning trying to plan out the perfect Saturday, indoors away from the scorching heat, I thought about spending some time with my old friend Grace Livingston Hill. That's one friend that will never let you down. Am I right or am I right? So I was thinking of reading one of my old favorites start to finish and just make a day of it when....the thought hit me...I wonder if Grace has any audio books on my (FREE) audiobooks app. I looked it up on my phone and guess what! The Enchanted Barn was there!!!! (It's also free to listen to here if you don't have an iPod or iPhone.) This has been one of my favorites since Sivje told me it was her favorite a while back. Do you know what this means? Now I get to spend the day with Grace AND sew or crochet or embroider something at the same time...PERFECT! I couldn't let the day go by without sharing the link with you. Remember you can also read most of her books online. I read Aunt Crete's Emancipation Monday, I love that one too because it's short enough to read in an afternoon, but the story is so good. So do you have a favorite? Share it with us!

6 comments:

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Goosegirl said...

Oh wow Sam! I never thought to see if any of her books were on audio files! OH MAN! I am gonna head on over there and download some. Of course, then I have no excuse but to actually clean up y sewing room while listening.
How very cool!!!!!! Thanks a bunch!

Me said...

Re-creation! I check that out of the library every year and re-read it. My children tried to buy it from the library for me for Mother's Day because I love it. The library wouldn't sell it to them, love the thought though.

Jackie said...

I love Grace Livingston Hill books and have at least a dozen of her books. I never thought of looking online for her books. Thanks. Also, I found your blog through one of your Etsy listings I looked at. :-)

Renata said...

Thanks for the links - there is so much about the internet that I didn't know about - like these books on line! I think I'm going to need to get me a way to record some so I can listen in the car on our long drives everywhere!
Have a great weekend
Renata:)

Vicky R. Benson said...

I found this blog when looking for a portrait of Grace Livingston Hill (her birthday was April 16). Some of your readers may be interested in joining a yahoo group of GLH readers. You can register through www.gracelivingstonhill.com. I have been a reader of her books since childhood as an MK in South Africa. I've been collecting them over the years and now have a pretty complete set. I was so grateful to hear there is an audio book of The Enchanted Barn. At the end of that book, there is a kidnapping and a red book is thrown out of a car with a message to bring help. In recent years I have noticed that Grace often puts real people and places in her books, so I looked up the book (From the Car Behind) and was able to get a first edition (1912) of this book, which came out a year before The Enchanted Barn. Even found a review of it in a New York paper in the archives of that year. I love all the books. Some of them go together like "White Orchids" and "The Strange Proposal." I just re-read "The Beloved Stranger," one of my favorites. Vicky Benson