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Grace Livingston Hill
Tyndale House Pub (January 1, 1994)
Literature & Fiction
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Listen to books in audio format. Grace Livingston Hill was an American writer during the early 20th century who wrote a prodigious amount of Christian-themed works and romances.

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Shelves: romance, kindle. I have read many of Grace Livingston Hill's books. This one is not her best, but it was different and therefore enjoyable

Shelves: romance, kindle. Another sweet old-fashioned Grace Livingston Hill novel. This one features a shy heroine, a new loyal friend, a gallant rescuer, an evil stepmother and step brothers, and two elderly trustees. This one is not her best, but it was different and therefore enjoyable.

Grace Livingston Hill was born on April 16, 1865 in Wellsville, New York. Библиографические данные. Exit Betty Grace Livingston Hill Series (Том 71) Living Books Romance. In 1886, she moved with her family to Winter Park, Florida, where she got a job teaching gymnastics at a local college. She wrote her first book there, in an effort to raise money for a family vacation to Chautauqua Lake. The book was called Chatauqua Idyl and was published in 1887. She eventually married and began a family, but lost her husband to appendicitis. At this point in her life, her writing was the only way she could support her family.

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es shone in the evening light and darkness of the street. More books by Grace Livingston Hill. The War Romance of the Salvation Army. There was something about her face that made Betty know instantly that this woman would love to tell how she had seen her, would gather a crowd in no time and pursue her. She shrank farther back, and then waited in awful fear and tried to listen again.

Grace Livingston Hill (April 16, 1865 – February 23, 1947) was an early 20th-century novelist and wrote both under her real name and the pseudonym Marcia Macdonald. She wrote over 100 novels and numerous short stories. Her characters were most often. Her characters were most often young female Christian women or those who become so within the confines of the story. Grace Livingston Hill was born in Wellsville, New York to Marcia Macdonald Livingston and her husband, Presbyterian minister, Rev. Charles Montgomery Livingston.

The Project Gutenberg eBook, Exit Betty, by Grace Livingston Hill. Books By GRACE LIVINGSTON HILL. By. Grace livingston hill.

Grace Livingston Hill was an American writer during the early 20th century who wrote a prodigious amount of Christian-themed works and romances. Murray Van Rensselaer has wealth and status on his side. But when an unexpected event brands him a murderer, Murray desperately needs a new name.

Grace Livingston Hill. What would you do if you were duped into marrying your own stepbrother? That's the conundrum facing Betty, the beautiful heroine of this charming romance novel from Grace Livingston Hill. Initially fragile and meek, Betty. Initially fragile and meek, Betty uses the horrifying situation she's placed in as a way to develop independence. Fans of classic romance will enjoy this uplifting tale.

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A beautiful young heiress flees into the night, running from her oppressive bridegroom, to a fate that might be even worse than marriage to the wrong man.
  • I enjoyed this book, but it isn't representative of Hill's best.

    Betty Stanhope, a privileged young woman, runs away from her wedding. Her father is dead and her step-mother, hoping to secure control of Betty's fortune, is attempting to force Betty to marry one of her sons. The step-mother, Mrs. Hutton, has the potential to be the delightfully and decadently evil type in which Hill excels. But, as is the case with multiple components of the book, it just doesn't seem as if Hill put enough into it. There's immaculate goodness (Betty), good country folks sharing the word of God (the Carters), and upright masculinity (Warren). It's just that none of it is fully developed and the center romance is especially anemic.

    So, in the final analysis: worth reading, but probably only if you're already worked your way through Hill's better works and are wanting more.

    Be aware that this book is a product of its time and treats race and class issues accordingly. Nothing too blatant ("white man" is used as a way to say "good person," for instance), but something to be aware of if you think it will impact your enjoyment of the book.

  • This is a sweet little romance where a persecuted, wealthy bride is rescued by people who have nothing. Betty, heiress to her father's money, is being forced (tricked, actually) by her wicked stepmother to marry her wicked stepbrother (no blood relationship). She effects her escape at the church and is taken in by a young girl who happens to be passing. This young girl, Jane, has no money and few resources, but still manages to help Betty escape to the country where Jane's family lives. Jane's family is portrayed, rather one-dimensionally, as happy, contented, devout poor people who take the wealthy girl in and show her a new perspective on life. Jane is much happier with them, of course, than she ever was with her wicked stepmother, but the wicked stepmother is not done with her yet. Eager to get their hands on Betty's money, the mother and her son advertise a reward for Betty, putting her disguise in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Jane has contacted her boyfriend's employer, a young lawyer who just happens to have been at Betty's wedding and saw what happened, and is already sympathetic to Betty's plight. Naturally, he's the perfect man for the job and it all works out rather pat. There's not a lot of nuance along the way--especially in the way Ms. Hill portrays the "illiterate, uncultured" poor people--but it's not a bad story. I just didn't find it a particularly involving one.

  • Elizabeth Stanhope, or Betty as she is known, becomes a runaway bride. Her stepmother and stepbrothers try to force her to marry the younger stepbrother, whom she despised because of his cruelty. They secretly want to have legal access to her fortune that she knows little about. She reluctantly agrees to marry the older stepbrother, because he is mistreated also and not as loathsome as his younger brother. When she walks down the aisle, however, she sees she's been tricked, and the younger brother is there waiting for her. She gets to the front and falls limply to the floor. A doctor takes her to another room and tries to help. When she is left alone for a few minutes to recover, she escapes. She begs another young lady on the street to help her, and they manage to get away.

    Warren had escorted his cousin to the wedding, but it was crowded, so he stood in the back. He had a good view of the fragile, young bride's collapse, and he felt for her. She looked so unhappy. When he gets a chance to possibly help, he's determined to try his best.

    I liked the premise of this story. Betty was a little to insipid and retiring, but she was still likeable. The end, however, was a disappointment. Not all of the questions were answered. What had happened to the older stepbrother that he had not come? What happened to the cousin who had always been so helpful but blew her off about the wedding? And, Betty ends up getting married, but the reader has been given no courtship, no declaration on love, and no kisses. It just happens in about two sentences. This story had great potential, and it was good until the last part, when it was told about and not shown and felt way too rushed. At only 153 pages, it needed more.

  • Delightful reading. Sometimes people have to be reminded that some of the 'upper' class still kept a tight hold on the females. In this case, it was her step-mother. Yes, you want to scream & tell the girl to stand up for herself - but then you realize that she thought it was her father's dying wish. And as far as her wealth, she had no idea - as it had been kept from her, even after her father died.
    I have said enough except to say that a reader has to realize how it was back then (even with automobiles) but especially what it had been like for her.

  • I have read many of Grace Livingston Hill's books. This one is not her best, but it was different and therefore enjoyable. Certainly not one I will ever re-read, like some of her others: the Search, Marcia Schyler, matched pearls, city of fire, and many others. However it was a pleasant take with nice people and a sweet love story.

  • I recently re-enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed many other books by Grace Livingston Hill throughout the years. Even though it was written many years ago, it seemed very much up-to-date in it's story lines. I recommend Exit Betty to anyone who wants to read a book that includes romance and intrigue and one which expounds good, moral values to young and old alike.

  • This book is a fast paced read with many twists and turns. It is what makes Grace Livingston Hill such a well respected author generations after the book was written. These are also good reads for young teens to seniors!! And those in between.

  • I love this story! When Betty runs away from her cruel, would-be bridegroom God provides her with an unlikely, but quite efficient savior--and a whole family to love and take care of her.