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Aunt Crete has spent a lifetime of toil catering to the needs of her family, especially her waspish sister, Carrie, and social-climbing niece, Louella. When a telegram from a nephew from out west announces his imminent arrival, mother and daughter hasten a trip to the shore to escape the "country cousin" who they are sure will shame them. Aunt Crete is left to welcome him with open arms, and young Donald soon realizes that his loving spinster aunt deserves her own vacation and that his other relatives deserve a comeuppance.

Grace Livingston Hill's update of the Cinderella story features a heroine who lives her life by the Golden Rule and who is justly rewarded.

Public Domain (P)2015 Anne Hancock

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  • Stephanie Aguilar
  • 03-08-2016

Cute Story with a Great Moral

I've always liked Grace Livingston Hill books, they are a very light read. They do have the predictable good triumphs over evil aspect, but sometimes I just want to relax with this kind of book. I'm always leery of audio recordings of public domain books because they are usually obtained from Librivox and can sometimes be so bad they are not worth listening to, however this recording is very good. Vocal tone and inflection are just right.

If you are looking for a story where the ignored, seemingly less attractive person transforms into a "beautiful swan" and the bratty teen gets what's coming to her, this is a good book to read.

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  • Judith M.
  • 27-01-2018

Great book!

We really enjoyed this story. It was pleasant and listening to it was a great way to relax for an evening.

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  • Sandra S.
  • 07-03-2017

Aunt Crete's Emancipation

I Love All of the Grace Livingston Hill books. I want to see many more of them appear on audible books . These books are very uplifting and remind many of us days longpast when we were young. This book puts me to

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  • Patti Puhn
  • 09-02-2017

endearing story listened to it several times.

I really loved this story! great bed time listen. have always enjoyed Grace Livingston Hill.

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  • sarasandra
  • 22-11-2016

Good book and good job!!:)

I love listening to Grace Livingston Hill books...it would be lovely if they would also record..Patricia, Dawn Of The Morning, and Marcia Schuyler. The reading is well done and much enjoyed! Thank you! :)

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  • Karen Church
  • 29-09-2016

A great story

A Great story and a good reminder not to take your family for granted. I forgot how long ago the story had been written and enjoyed going back to a different era.

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  • Tc
  • 24-09-2016

loved it

Great book. the narrator is stupendous! I loved the simple and meaningful purpose of the story.

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  • Davina Green
  • 23-05-2016

A beautiful classic novel by a great author.

I love all the works of Grace Livingston Hill, pleased to have found an audio version of this story!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2015

As only Grace Livingston Hill can

I grew up reading GLH books. She always taught you to love and respect even the unlovely. There is no malice or revenge in the heart of a Christian who's heart is filled with God's love. Everyone should benefit and be enriched from listening to this book. The reader did a superb job.