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Into lovely Marilla's troubled life bursts the discovery of true joy—and a promise of springtime love. 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....

Title : April Gold
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ISBN : 9780842300117
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 289 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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April Gold Reviews

  • Larik
    2018-09-19 20:44

    April Gold!First I want to say that this isn't christian romance, it is faith-inspired story with a hint of romance. It is a second book I have read by this author and I look forward to read many more. Second, I really think the writing the characters were delightful and exciting!!! You just cannot relay their conversations without delight. I loved it. This story is about a family that found happiness and fulfillment while rich, through the loss of it all and in the life as dirt-poor hardworking little family. It is an indescribable blessing to find joy in any and every situation that God puts you in. This novel stole my heart by Bat's transformation and more so by Rilla's retelling of 12 legions that protect us christians. We should never forget it. Mother Reed and Pat were adorable in their eagerness to stoop to the level of poor uneducated wild neighbors to share treats as well as God's hope of salvation with them. Hard to put down writing. Funny. Very touching and tear full at some parts. And totally inspiring all over. Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from Barbour Publishing through, in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Miss Pippi the Librarian
    2018-08-24 01:36

    The Reed family's circumstances took a drastic turn. Father passed away unexpectedly and he defaulted on his house payment. Mother, Thurlow, and Marilla need to move and find employment. College is a distant dream for Thurl and Rilla. Will they survive their new circumstances in their new neighborhood?I've read many Grace Livingston Hill books, but I never picked up April Gold until the new publishing by Barbour. Although Marilla is pictured on the cover, everyone in the Reed family is featured in this story. I would say Thurlow is the lead character in April Gold. It's a tale of how each of the Reeds overcome their new lifestyle - a move to a poor neighborhood and entering employment. They question God and find He is with them in their new life. Even with pain in their lives, they learn to lean on the Lord and find joy in their circumstances.Reviewed from a NetGalley copy. Thank you, Barbour Publishing, Inc.!

  • Gina Hott
    2018-08-24 20:38

    Hott Synopsis:The Reed family is down on it’s luck. First, father died. Then the bank closed it’s doors. Then a small mortgage turned into a big problem.Now, they’re stuck with no jobs, not hope of returning to college, and no place to live. Until mother remembers a small house that she’d forgotten they own. It’s in one of the worst districts but it’s their only chance to make it.What is God’s plan for this loving family?Hott Review:I devoured this book! Honestly, the only thing that reminded me that it wasn’t happening now was the mention of money. Reading this book is like going home and relaxing.April Gold is very much intended for one who already has faith in God and wants to strengthen it instead of one who knows nothing.More…Author: Grace Livingston HillSource: Barbour Books via NetgalleyGrade: A+Ages: 16+Steam: NadaSeries: Grace Livingston Hill #27

  • Annie
    2018-09-13 19:37

    This was my first encounter with G.L.H. I picked it up at the library many years ago because of its beautiful cover, I'm a sucker for a beautiful book. I even made a color copy of the cover and put it up on my wall. While G.L.H. is no Charlotte Bronte I still love her books, they are warm and comforting easy to read when I don't feel like concentrating or thinking to hard.

  • Jerry
    2018-09-13 23:39

    A Quickie ReviewWhat can I say about the writings of Grace Livingston Hill that I haven't already said? This one is a little different than her other works, but the same heart and message shine through. Fans of the late Mrs. Hill know what to expect...and that's just what they'll get.Score: 5/5

  • Mikayla
    2018-08-27 22:31

    This was not my favorite, because the first two chapters or so felt very detached, like GHL was telling about the story, not telling the story, but after that it settled out nicely. I loved the story though, it was so sweet.

  • Stephanie Fosnight regester
    2018-09-10 00:22

    It's not a great novel by any stretch of the imagination but, like all of Grace Livingston Hill's books, is sweet, wholesome, entertaining and refreshing. Perfect for a rainy afternoon when you just want to escape into the 1930s.

  • Sharon Morris Marks
    2018-08-22 02:23

    I really enjoyed this book. I have read a lot of Grace Livingston Hill's books and I love reading her books. You don't have to worry about dirty language or sex scenes in any of her books. I love Christian theme romances and the message they portray to the readers.

  • Gay
    2018-09-14 02:25

    It was very good. I have read it many times over the last 50 some odd years and still enjoy it.

  • Kristine
    2018-08-26 18:43

    Read it upon the recommendation of a friend so I finished it. I probably wouldn't have otherwise. It serves the purpose of a Christian romance. The writing left much to be desired.

  • Loraine
    2018-09-16 22:33

    As always Grace Livingston Hill presents a sweet uplifting Christian story.

  • Partridge Public
    2018-08-23 00:45

    Hill, Grace Livingston

  • A.m.
    2018-08-26 21:27

    My teeth hurt it was so sweet.

  • Kerri
    2018-09-14 18:44

    Lovely little GLH book following a theme found in some of her other books, in that a respectable family is thrown into dire straits and must make the best of it. Very sweet.

  • Kaitlyn Parker
    2018-09-01 23:31

    This book didn't really grab my attention, so I could put it down a lot.

  • Patti Pierce
    2018-09-01 20:46

    I love her books.

  • Gwen Hopkins
    2018-08-22 21:43

    Wonderful love story involving two couples.This compelling story of unexpected turns in life and fortunes will keep the reader turning the pages. The Christmas party was precious.

  • Beverlee
    2018-09-04 22:22

    I read all of these books when I was young and found this one in a used book store so thought I would relive my youth. Wow - the writing is really bad!

  • Sarah
    2018-09-08 18:36

    This is not my favorite GLH book, but shows courage in the face of desperate times, which I like.

  • Sarah Cearley
    2018-09-12 20:26

    Grace Livingston Hill is my guilty pleasure...

  • Mary Wilkinson
    2018-09-03 22:23

    I love Grace Livingston Hill's books, mainly because she writes from a different era. Though the publishers tried to update her books by putting a 70's picture on the front, her stories are still set in the classic Grace Livingston Hill time period, the 30's and 40's. This was a time in our history where life had rules, there was a distinct right and wrong, and classes of people were defined differently than today. Not that it was better, it was just different; unlike our world today where everything is relative to our feelings. The Bible played a major part in people's lives, but the sins of today were going on then too. Grace Livingston Hill's books always have a beautiful and exciting love story, one where Christians and non-Christians lives collide. I read her books to my 97 year old mother-in-law, Anna, and she relates in a different way than me. I am awed by the way people lived in that time period, and she actually lived in the 30's. When Grace describes clothing of the day, Anna remembers having a dress made out of that material. If I don't understand an idiom of that day, Anna explains it to me. These are wonderful books to share with an older friend or relative. You can read them aloud and not worry that people listening will be shocked by any passages. Instead they will be encouraged.

  • Kristine Hansen
    2018-09-03 20:30

    Poverty isn't terrifying when you're dealing with it the way the Reed family does. In this tale of family, of courage, and love we meet Marilla and Thurlow Reed and their lovely mother. They take to their new circumstances with a certain 'can do' attitude that shows the beautiful value of hard work, of being sufficient, and of making the best of things.Every time I read one of Grace's books, I come away with a new appreciation for life, and a dedication to want to live differently, to do better that I am. While there are times Mrs. Reed is just too blind to the dangers of their new life, she still moves forward with an attitude of doing right being the only recourse - and in holding fast to those ideals, is of course rewarded.While the ending maybe isn't realistic, you come away with a happy sigh. Just take the story as it comes. Enjoy the lessons and poetry of the words. And maybe when you're done, maybe find some ways to apply those lessons to your own life, even if in very small ways.I want the faith of Mrs. Reed. The courage of Marilla, and the strength of Thurlow for my own. With God's help I will have those things.

  • Denise
    2018-09-13 01:31

    Slightly too conveniently sweet for my taste.