Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A NEW NAME by Grace Livingston Hill

Grace Livingston Hill has been an author I have enjoyed reading for a long time. She does a great job of touching the "lives of readers. . . with the message of 'enduring love' and the true way to lasting happiness: a relationship with God through his Son, Jesus Christ." This story does that, plus gives you people who are facing problems and learning triumph through them, along with a good dose of romance!

In this story Murray Van Rensselaer is a man who is wealthy and enjoys living for the here and now. He offers a lovely young woman who he hasn't seen in years, a ride in his car and that car rides results in Murray standing in the hospital listening to a nurse say, "The girl is dead". Murray runs away and finds himself in a small town where everyone has mistaken him for another gentleman who never showed up. While Murray "pretends" to be someone else, he realizes how much he would truly like to have 'a new name' and begin his life over.

Some may find this story slow in parts because Murray does alot of thinking in the story and not so much conversation and fast paced action, but I enjoyed myself and enjoyed the transformation of a man named Murray.

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