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The Story of a Whim

Grace Livingston Hill

Book Overview: 

A group of girls send gifts and letters to one whom they think to be a young woman like them. "Christie" is really a poor young bachelor tending his orange grove in sunny Florida. Through his correspondence with Hazel (who still thinks he's a girl) he becomes a Christian, and falls in love with her. What will happen when she takes a trip south to meet her dear pen-pal?

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Community Reviews

Originally published in 1903, this is the best book ever, and it's out on Kindle! A tender romance, one so beautifully written that you can't help smiling throughout. The adventure begins when a bevy of college-aged beauties are waiting for another friend to join them for their Thanksgiving holiday.

I listened to this with my husband - he really got into it!

It was short and sweet. And it brought to mind Ecclesiastes 7:16 ESV "Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?" We actually had several discussions about holding people to too high standard

I know these aren't meant to be comedies, but golly the melodrama makes me laugh sometimes!

Some parts of this were funny, some parts were outright dumb, and a few parts were sweet. Not the worst GLH I've read, but not one of the books I like either.

*2015 review*
This is probably the weakest Grace Livingston Hill I have read. You can tell that it was one of her early works. Still, it was a

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