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The Big Blue Soldier

Grace Livingston Hill

Book Overview: 

Back from the Great War, a penniless and disillusioned young soldier finds himself in the home of Miss Marilla Chadwick, a sweet old lady who is expecting her nephew for dinner. Mary Amber, Miss Marilla's neighbor, is also there. He hates girls. She hates men. What will be the result? He will fight girl in the concrete!

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Community Reviews

Funny how I remember this book so vividly from so many years ago.

Here we have the besotted aunt, who cannot wait for her nephew to come back from the war, so that she can do a little matchmaking with her sweet next door neighbor, Mary Amber. But the nephew blows her off, and so she finds a stranger

For a novella, this actually wasn't that bad...maybe I should bump the rating up to a 3...

I liked the hero character - you definitely feel sorry for him after he loses everything after coming back from the war. It's like that picture of a puppy dog caught in the rain - that's like the personificatio

A sweet little novella with lots of little homey touches.

Grace Livingston Hill - one of the best writers of all time

If you love sweet and innocent romance there is none better than Miss Hill. Big Blue Soldier is one of my favorites. About a lonely soldier coming home from war who finds love, care & new meaning for living. I have everyone of here books tha

The book starts with lonely Aunt Marilla, never married, very excited that her nephew would soon be home from the war. She's idolized him for years, and plans a feast for when he drops by her place on the way home. She's invited him; he's sure to come. Right? Right?

Her next door neighbor, a young wo

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