When Dale Hathaway heard a knock at her door late one winter evening, she had no idea that her life was about to turn upside down. But suddenly she and a handsome young journalist were caught up in a desperate mission: saving the life of an abandoned baby! Could they bring the poor waif back from the threshold of death? Even if they could, what would happen to him? And wouWhen Dale Hathaway heard a knock at her door late one winter evening, she had no idea that her life was about to turn upside down. But suddenly she and a handsome young journalist were caught up in a desperate mission: saving the life of an abandoned baby! Could they bring the poor waif back from the threshold of death? Even if they could, what would happen to him? And would the budding friendship between Dale and George Rand develop into something more, something she had only dreamed of?...
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This has been one of my least favorite GLH books. The first half of the book was pretty good, but I really did not like the second half. The main characters adopt a baby, which is awesome, but (view spoiler)[ they basically use it as an excuse to get married. They had nice explanations, but what it really boiled down to was it was convenient to get married, and they 'felt' right about it. Yuck. (hide spoiler)]So yeah, not one of GLH's best books.
This historical romance takes place during the depression in the dead of winter in a city on the east coast. A poor frozen woman dies on the way to the hospital after depositing her newborn son on the steps of a dissolute boarding house. A busy newspaper reporter named George Rand finds the baby as he's trying to get into the door of the boarding house, which is being buffeted by snow drifts and freezing cold winds. He is aghast at the suggestion from the boarding house owner that he call the police and get "that baby out of her fine, upstanding house!" The baby is so cold and white that George didn't think he would live unless something positive was immediately done, so he hurriedly starts banging on the doors of the other boarders for help, but the people are either gone or can't be bothered. Finally he gets to the top floor, where the newest boarder lives, and at last someone opens the door and is willing to help. Follow the trials and travails of this man and woman as they try to take care of a newborn baby, and as they celebrate Christmas together. A great holiday romance! One you'll long remember!
A Quickie ReviewFans of Grace Livingston Hill know what to expect from her books...and that's just what they get here. A sweet romance with Christian values, it's the kind of story we need more of today, which might be why many of her books are still in print, decades after her death. If you're a fan of Christian fiction and haven't checked out the late Mrs. Hill's books...what are you waiting for? Go borrow one from the library, now!Content Concerns: Nothing worth noting.Score: 5/5
I liked the beginning more than the middle & end; the romance was rushed and implausible, and the religious elements shallow and sentimental. I did finish it, hence giving it 3 stars, and liked it best for the bits of social history on display, but it left me feeling disappointed and a bit repulsed by the kind of Christianity on display.
Lovely!Grace Livingston Hill has a way of writing that brings the characters and story to life. Most sweet and enjoyable!
This is one of my favorites of GLH's books. Two people work side by side to save an orphaned baby and come to love each other.
A favorite Grace Livingston Hill book. It tells of Salvation. A great Christmas story that I would love to see made into a movie. A baby left in the door brings two people together.
Decent story - more of a plot than Hill often has. The heroine is still a bit too sweet, but an overall pleasant read.