Friday, May 23, 2008

Grace Livingston Hill Book Giveaway

Have you discovered the books of Grace Livingston Hill? They're set in the 1st half of the 20th century mostly, though a few of her early ones are in the late 19th. They are labeled as romances, but are so much more.

When an adolescent and young adult, I wouldn't read romances. I was too busy being educated.
Well, when I got as educated as I'm going to be, I discovered GLH. Mother and Sister had read them years before, but I didn't pick up romances. What a lot of restful and inspiring fiction I missed. Reading them has helped me understand Mother a little better. She was just a natural GLH heroine.

So, a few years ago, I began collecting GLH books at used book stores. She's out of print, now.

I still love her books, because they are so full of the gospel, but now I usually listen to books on tape, so that I can knit or crochet at the same time. Some people seem to read books and knit at the same time. I can crochet a grannie square and read simultaneously, but that's it.

So I have a shelf of GLH books not being used. I picked out seven of them in better condition, and will give them away to seven people who leave a comment on my blog about the blog or the etsy shop.

I have to admit that GLH wrote from the WASP perspective and what minorities appear are servants. That's embarrassing.

Three of the books are Bantam editions, and four are from Tyndale House. Two of the latter are marked "Free Copy Not to be sold" but I did purchase them at the used book store.

So leave a comment and I'll randomly pick names (or email addresses) out of a hat. The winners will be notified, asked if I may publish their names, and for a place to mail the books(at my expense of course. This is a giveaway.)

The contest will run until 12 m (CDT) June 14th, 2008.


Mandi said...

What a great give-away! I have not heard of these books, but I do love these types of books!

GrandmasPillowsPlus said...

Yes, I know of her writing. I have one or two of her books! She's great! I love writing and reading so this is very appealing to me.
Her romance in such a clean way is great!
This is truly a generous and nice thing you're doing. Thanks!
Pam Plumley