June 3, 2009

Book recommendation

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Grace Livingston Hill’s Crimson Roses.  One of many, many romances by Ms. Hill, most of them with Christian themes; they are almost all set either during the Depression or the Great War, and vary in quality, but this one is my favorite.  It has the sort of delicate romance that is hardly thought of any longer, and while the heroine presents as meek, she has a strong will.  Also, there’s not too much of the Prohibition sensibilities that feel so odd to the modern reader.  Not for everyone–one must have a taste for early-twentieth-century literature–but not heavy going and simply a tender, sweet story.