The Honor Girl

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F.H. Revell, Jan 1, 1985 - United States - 192 pages
8 Reviews
Seeing a woman's influence is very much needed in her father and brothers' household, Elsie leaves the comfortable home of her wealthy uncle where she has lived for the five years since her mother's death.

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User Review  - Kerri - Goodreads

This was a good book. Its theme is not very modern, and some readers may not appreciate it. A girl has been raised by her aunt and uncle and has always had everything she needed. She hasn't grown up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katrina Hosking - Goodreads

Hadn't read this in years but really enjoyed reading it again. Makes me think of my mother's mom (who I never met) that had to go live with an aunt after her mother died. She never went back to live with her father and brother though, as the character Elsie in the story did. Read full review

About the author (1985)

Grace Livingston Hill was born on April 16, 1865 to a Presbyterian Minister, Charles and a published author, Marcia, in Wellsville, New York. For her twelfth birthday, Hills Aunt Pansy had one of her stories published in a book of short stories. This was the beginning of Hills career as a writer. In 1886, Hill and her family moved to Winter Park, Florida, where she got a job teaching gymnastics at a local college. She wrote her first real book there, in an effort to raise money for a family vacation to Chautauqua Lake. The book was called Chatauqua Idyl and was published in 1887 by D. Lothrop and Company, the same publisher that printed her first story when she was twelve. Hill was eventually married and began a family, but lost her husband to appendicitis. At this point in her life, her writing was the only means she had to keep food on the table and money in her pockets. In her lifetime, Hill wrote over a hundred books, only two of which were non-fiction. Grace Livingston Hill died in 1947 at the age of 82.

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