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by Grace Livingston Hill




Lucretia's nephew, Donald Grant, is upset by the way she is treated by her unappreciative niece and sister, and resolves to use his wealth to make Lucretia happy
Download Aunt Crete's Emancipation (Classic Series) epub
ISBN: 080071363X
ISBN13: 978-0800713638
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Language: English
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Co; Reprint edition (March 1, 1984)
Pages: 125 pages
ePUB size: 1622 kb
FB2 size: 1655 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 818
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Hiylchis
Now that I've read over 20 GLH books, I see that I've either read the older ones first, or am just getting better at identifying familiar themes. This simple rehash is the story of a kind, elderly woman who has slaved all her life under the scornful demands of cruel relatives. Enter the hero, the long lost family member who saves the long-suffering matron from a dreary life of toil. I've read this one before. It's called "Cloudy Jewel." Unfortunately, the ending is rushed, as if a publishing deadline demanded a quick resolution. It's a sweet story, but after all is said and done, it was disappointing.
Cordann
Lucretia Ward was the maiden sister of Carrie Ward Burton and aunt of Luella her daughter. Because of her status as dependent she was an unpaid servant who stayed at home, wore hand-me-down clothes and was blamed for everything that went wrong in the life of her sister and niece. In spite of the life she was sweet and unassuming and worked dilligently to help others.

When a telegram came from the son of their older sister, saying he was coming into town and would be visiting them, Luella and Carrie immediately decided that because he was from the west he would be an uncouth miner and they would not let him embarass them before their friends, they immediately left for a three week vacation at the beach, where Luella hoped to cement her relationship with a gentleman who she felt was interested in her. They left Aunt Crete at home to meet the cousin and encouraged her to spend time with him and tell him they were at the beach when the telegram came. When Donald Grant arrived on the train he was just in time to hear Luella say they were leaving to avoid a "backwoods cousin" who was coming to visit. Donald was able to determine that he was the cousin and had an idea of what type of family he might be meeting. But he went to the house anyway to be certain he was right. His delight at meeting Aunt Crete was wonderful. He immediately encouraged her to come down to the shore with him and purchased an entire wardrobe for her, as well as the best suite in the resort.

I like this story becuase its always great to see people get the punishment they deserve. Seeing Crete brought up to the level she deserved to hold and how beautiful she was when she didn't have to cook and clean was just wonderful. It reminds me that no matter who you are, if you are a mean spirited person it will show and one day you will pay. This was a great read.
Tam
What a wonderful TV movie this 1910 story would be, a true costume drama/comedy. Before that happens, simply use the Internet to check out the ladies' fashions which are so well described, so that Aunt Crete's beautiful new wardrobe can be seen and savored instantly. A younger Angela Landsbury would have been perfect as Aunt Crete, but surely there is an actress out there now who could fit the bill as well. It is just delightful to see the "old maid of all work" turn into the fashion icon of the smart set, and have a fabulous time doing it. The writing is often quite delicious: "They went into a great hall in the same store, and sat among the palms and coolness made by electric fans, while a wonderful organ played exquisite music, and Aunt Crete felt she certainly was in heaven without the trouble of dying." Read it and feel good!
Cordantrius
I love Grace Livingston Hill books, and am so grateful that they can now be bought and read as an e-book! This is one of my favorite stories that she wrote. It is a glimpse back in time , and I think she wrote about the fashions in those days extremely well. The plot is steady and unwinds itself perfectly to reveal a very happy ending. Aunt Crete is such a sweet character, who is older, and in the story she grabs your heart strings with how unappreciated she has been in her own family. She never did turn bitter, which makes her expressions even more touching. I was rooting for her to the very end......! One of the best written!
Mall
Here is a very enjoyable story about an elderly Cinderella. The characters are very entertaining. It is also quite interesting to read how people used to enjoy themselves at the seashore about a century ago.
I will read this story again, definitely.
Cesar
I loved reading Grace Livingston Hill's romances when I was young. This is not exactly her usual story line, and in my opinion, it is one of her best books.

Aunt Crete is the elderly maiden aunt who is used and abused (verbally at least) by her sister and niece. Along comes her nephew who became wealthy out West. He pampers her and shows her off to her sister and niece in a way they've never imagined. Their jealousy sets the stage for Aunt Crete to live a well-loved and cared-for life ever after.

Do not miss this book if you enjoy soul-satisfying reads!
Xangeo
It is time of reward for all of the abuse Aunt Crete has taken over the years by the hand of her sister and niece. Also it is a time of
chastisement for the sister and niece. Everything they have always desired Aunt Crete receives although she herself never sought after such lavishness. Her nephew is a wonderful man who loves Aunt Crete and sees to it she has all she could ever need or desire. I have read this story many times and delight in the justice of it over and over.
THIS STORY WAS OFF THE CHARTS WITH INTEREST, REMARKABLE CHARACTERS, FANTASTIC PLOT AND A REAL PAGE TURNER.... BRILLIANT WRITING BY THIS AUTHOR AND LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE OF HER NOVELS...

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS REGARDING THIS STORY, ACCEPT A MUST READ AND THEN YOU BE THE JUDGE.. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!!!