Interior decorating student Cornelia Copely returns from college to a home she barely recognizes; a run-down house replaces her beloved childhood home; her mother is sick in a hospital; and her older brother. Carey, is running wild. Determined not to let her home slip away forever, Cornelia makes plans to repair the damage. But all she has is a strong-willed faith to work with. Just as the situation begins to worsen, a wealthy gentleman offers unexpected help. Arthur Maxwell seems just the man Cornelia needs to fulfill her plans to re-create her home. But will he manage to rescue Carey from disaster?
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Review 1 for Re-creations
This new printing makes a matched set
Date:September 5, 2012
I'm trying to complete the GLH set my grandma gave me and so am thrilled these are in print again. Kudos to the publisher that the models and scenes on the covers match the descriptions in the text, though I'm not crazy about having the model on the outside binding. There are some spellcheck immune typos like "week" instead of "weak" that make some sentences confusing. I wish someone would read through the books and catch those. And the font size changes from book to book so that they are all the same thickness. I really enjoyed this story. Though not always at the beginning, she does place many of her characters in college at some point in the story as education is an important theme throughout her writing. This book is unique in that she mentions the heroine's major. Like all of her books, this one is as much an adventure and coming-of-age story as a romance. I love the way she so naturally and casually presents the Gospel somewhere in each book.
Many years ago, I read all of Grace Livingston Hills' books, and am just thrilled that they're being re-issued--in the physical format I appreciate especially. I think that Re-creations is the only book of GLH that has the opening setting of a young woman in college. That, in itself, makes it unique. Cornelia and all the other characters are ones that the reader strongly wishes to follow--there's not a dull character among them, and I had difficulty laying the book down. Following the progress of a young woman who utterly transforms a family--and, of course, a house--underscores the Christian values that GLH was and still is known for. I feel that this book of hers is a good first book for anyone not previously acquainted with her. The quaint details are easily overlooked. Indeed, I treasure them! The values are timeless!