If you’re a fan of Grace Livingston Hill, you may know a lot about her life and her books. I thought I did; and I thought I’d read all her books. For proof I have a good collection of her vintage hard-backs on my bookshelves at home.
But something I didn’t realize until recently was how much Grace wrote for magazines and newspapers.
For years she wrote a weekly newspaper column dedicated to the Christian Endeavor movement.
She also wrote short stories and serialized books for a number of different magazines.
I came across a couple of those old magazine issues not too long ago; and once I began to read Grace’s short stories, I knew I had to find more. I’ve been on a mission to find her stories ever since.
It’s tough going. Magazines from about 1900 to 1910 (when Grace was at the height of her short-story production) are hard to find. And some of the magazines she wrote for went out of business long ago—their records ending up who-knows-where.
But I’ve been faithfully searching for those old magazines and I’ve had some success.
And each time I find a new story by Grace Livingston Hill, I realize what a gem it is and I have to share it!
I’ve reproduced some of her short stories on the Isabella Alden blog. You can click on the images to read the stories for free:
You can also find a collection of some of Grace’s early short stories in Faith and Love. It’s a compilation of stories by Grace and by her mother, Marcia Livingston. The book is available on Amazon.com. You can click on the link to learn more and read an excerpt.
I hope you enjoy reading these hard-to-find gems as much I did!