Kicking off Five Fall Favorites with Five Vintage Favorites

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Isn't it exciting! Here we are again for some fall bookish fun. One of the things that fall makes me want to do is pull out some of my old-fashioned books and read them. Here are a few of my favorites. 

1. Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells

I discovered this in my late teens at a used book store. I fell in love with this story after reading the first chapter. It is such a sweet story about a young girl learning how her different aunts' manager their homes.

2. The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West
I remember Dad reading this book aloud to us when I was little. I loved these siblings, the mysteries they uncover. The author really knew what kids loved in stories. I've recently reread them and they were so much fun to revisit.

3. By Way of the Silverthorns  by Grace Livingston Hill
Grace Livingston Hill is among my favorite authors. She has been since I was little. I wanted her to be on this list, but it was hard for me to pick which one. I loved her Beauty for Ashes and Aunt Crete's Emancipation. This story is also close to my heart. It follows to siblings as they influence others for Christ and find love. It's an endearing story.

About half-way through this book, I wasn't sure I wasn't sure that I was going to like this story. It ended up being a much more powerful book then I thought. It's a story not only of childhood but of overcoming hardship in a godly way.

5. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
I grew up loving various film versions of Zorro. However, it wasn't until recently that I finally read the story that started it all. I actually listened to the audiobook which was brilliantly narrated by B.J. Harrison. This is a fun adventure story. 
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Speaking of books....
This image means I have the book room today. Which also means a free short story! I'm offering my Easter short story If He Lives for free.

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25 comments

  1. I'm so excited for the week!!
    And I haven't read any of these books, except for "What Katy Did." :D

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    1. It's so fun to find new books, but also find books in common

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  2. "What Katy Did" was really good. The Grace Livingston Hill book looks really good!

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    1. Grace Livingston Hill is a favorite. Some of her books are better then others, but almost all are very sweet, godly stories.

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  3. Ooooo, I want to read all of these! I loved "The Mark of Zorro" and "What Katy Did" is one of my favourite books--and series!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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  4. Eeep, I LOVED "What Katy Did" and I think this is the final push for me to read "The Mark of Zorro!"

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    1. It's so much fun! This audiobook version is pretty awesome.

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  5. AH! These look SO good! I need to read them!!!

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  6. What Katy Did seems to be popular!! I love it too - especially Cousin Helen and the lessons she teaches Katy!

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  7. I'm excited to read "If He Lives"!

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  8. I really enjoy reading the Happy Hollisters books, and "The Mark of Zorro" is on my tbr! :)

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  9. Sarah i have heard so much go things about "The Hollisters " but never read them. I have what Katy did but have yet to read it.
    Marion

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  10. Oh, I've enjoyed some of Grace Livingston Hill's books. What Katy Did was really good, too. Have you read the sequels?

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  11. Such a great list! I read Patty Fairfield this year for the first time and really enjoyed it. :D Thanks for sharing, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

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  12. This is such an awesome blog! I just followed you, I look forward to the continuation of the five fall favorites! :)

    -Sadie S.

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  13. Oh, fun!!!
    Well . . . considering that I recently fell in love with one TV version of Zorro, sounds like I need to go read the book that started it all, too!!
    Great post!! Looking forward to even books throughout the week!!! :D

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