Well, this month for Book Club we went with an oldie, a dear Grace Livingston Hill book. I do love her writing, but I honestly wasn't in the mood. I have been reading some fun, light, catchy books and didn't start out enjoying the expressive writing and heavy details, but alas ... as time wore on I again fell in love this book. If you will remember, it was here that I fell in love with her.
Interestingly enough, this book has two different synopses, depending on which site you visit. I chose this book from Amazon, since that is where I get all my Paperwhite books. It says:
Dana Barron was raised by a godly father and had no contact with his mother who took his sister and abandoned the family over twenty years ago. But on his deathbed, Dana’s father asks him to be reunited with his mother and sister. Reluctantly, Dana enters New York society, dragging his friend Bruce along for moral support. Faced with a world foreign to his own and full of greed and danger, Dana pledges to show his sister a better way and take her to a place of safety.
I specifically wanted to read this book based on this summary. (This is also the summary at Lifeway) However, when I went to see if there were summaries on other sites, I found a completely different description, this one from Good Reads:
Beautiful, willful Caralie is in love at last with a wonderful man of faith, but will her turbulent past keep them apart? Grace Livingston Hill is the beloved author of more than 100 books. Read and enjoyed by millions, her wholesome stories contain adventure, romance, and the heartwarming triumphs of people faced with the problems of life and love.
I think I would have been pretty disappointed had I started reading this book had I only read the second synopsis because it takes it in a completely different way than the first review does.
Whether you are a fan of "old books" or heavy description or not, I highly recommend reading at least one Grace Livingston Hill books!