Nice story - but one of my least favorite GLH books
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
I am a big GLH (Grace Livingston Hill) fan. The Honor Girl is a nice story - and I give it 4 stars. However, it is one of my least favorite GLH books...Simply because the romantic element of the story is lacking. Yes, the young man gains a respect and esteem for "the honor girl", but there is no strong romantic attachment that develops as in most GLH books. I was a little disapointed when I finished reading it. When I finish reading most GLH books, I put it on my shelf and look forward to reading it again. However, one reading of The Honor Girl will probably be enough for me.
Old fashion girl at heart
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
This is one of my favorite books. Unfortunately this book is out of print and I lost the copy I bought. When you're a book junkie like me, you get adept at scouring second hand stores for books. This is where I first found this gem. I have a standing order to buy this book as second hand in good condition.This story is set in the depresssion area. It is about a girl who lived with her aunt/uncle/cousins for several years after her mother died. After graduating from school, she visits her old home and realizes that she might be able to make a difference in the lives of her father and brothers.She decides to move back home. There is something fine, noble and loving about this 'honor girl' that uplifts and encourages her father and brother to see themselves as more that what they really are.What's a Grace Livingston Hill novel without a lovely Christian man praying and quietly supporting the lovely girl living her faith admist wordly values and worldly morals?This is not a book for feminists. It is a lovely old fashion romance set in a time when segregation existed. It is definately a culture shock for someone under 40 and of color. However, the message is beautiful. God is alive in this world and woman do make a difference with their gentle and loving ways.I gave it a 4 stars simply because I was uncomfortable by my 'culture shock'.
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