24 Jan

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Of course you cannot help these bitter feelings; do you suppose He expects you to do so? If you could make your heart right yourself, where would be the need of His help?


2 Responses to “Quotable”

  1. Vicky Benson January 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    I think Eighty-Seven is a “perfect” book. I recently finished reading it on my Kindle. All the elements of the story come together so well at the end. It was spiritually challenging to my Christian walk. And it brought out, and answered so well, objections people may have to following Christ or believing the Bible, all in the format of a delightful novel. I believe it’s brilliantly constructed. It is a book I will re-read periodically. What a gift this book was to the Chautauqua class of ’87, the “Pansy” class from which Isabella and her husband graduated, as well as Grace Livingston (Hill) and her father. It was in order to get the funds for her family to go to Chautauqua that particular year that Grace wrote The Chautauqua Idyl, published in 1887. What a family that was! What a legacy they left! I am still being impacted by their outstanding lives and writing to this very day.

    • IsabellaAlden February 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

      Vicky, thank you for your comment. Eighty-Seven is a wonderful story that holds true over one hundred years after it was originally written! It’s arguably one of Isabella Alden’s best works because of its plot, its characters, and the many little gems of truth throughout. Please check back with us; in future posts we’ll be sharing vintage photos of the Chautauqua Institute and more words of wisdom from Eighty-Seven. By the way, if you have a favorite quote from Eighty-Seven, please feel free to share it here!

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Writer Jenny Berlin

Faith, romance, and a place to belong

The Hall in the Grove

Author of Classic Christian Fiction

Isabella Alden

Author of Classic Christian Fiction

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