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The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill
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Title:The Enchanted Barn
Authors:Grace Livingston Hill
Info:Kessinger Publishing, LLC (2010), Paperback, 316 pages
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The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill (1918)

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I read this so many years ago that I would actually have to reread it to review it. But it definitely stayed in my memory. ( )
  gentlespirit512 | Nov 22, 2016 |
Daughter Shirley Hollister sets out to find her family a home to live in. She leaves the city behind and finds a barn in the country that she thinks they can make it work. Sidney Graham, the rich young landlord, finds himself wanting to help this family make it work. But since they would never accept charity, he has to make his improvements seem logical and best for him and his property.

I liked the way this family, who had very little, make something out of nothing. They were a close knit family and they were all willing to do their part. I also liked the slow romance that was forming between Shirley and Sidney. There was a little bit of drama near the end of the story, but it all worked out for the good. ( )
  judyg54 | Nov 7, 2014 |
A young woman in desperate straits needs a home for her siblings and her sick mother. She discovers an old stone barn, and convinces the handsome rich young owner to let her family live in it for the summer. Romance ensues! ( )
  MerryMary | Jun 29, 2007 |
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Shirley Hollister pushed back the hair from her hot forehead and pressed her hands wearily over tired eyes, then dropped her fingers again to the typewriter keys and continued with the letter she was writing.
Shirley Hollister pushed back the hair from her hot forehead, pressed her hands over her tired eyes, then dropped her fingers again to the typewriter keys and flew on with the letter she was writing.
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Thanks to daughter Shirley's courage and resourcefulness, the homeless Hollisters were able to transform a deserted stone barn into a delightful residence. Their ingenuity even astounded the rich young landlord, Sidney Graham, who found the place a new haven of happiness, especially when Shirley was there. But his glad willingness to help them renovate worried her Shirley could never accept charity, and she feared that he would one day forsake them and return to his world of wealth now that she was falling helplessly in love with him.

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An ingenious and resourceful girl, Shirley Hollister, teaches her wealthy young landlord, Sidney Graham, that it takes more than money to make a home.

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