One of the most enjoyable things about being a regular Grace Livingston Hill reader is coming across a "familiar friend" you've meet in another book. It's not frequent, but it's special. The first time it happened was in 1909, when Phoebe Deane followed Marcia Schuyler.
The Marcia Schuyler Trilogy
Grace Livingston Hill's Marcia Schuyler was published in February 1908 by J. B. Lippincott Company and became her first big success as an author. In fact, the book was so popular that Lippincott printed quite a number of editions to satisfy demand.
It was followed by Phoebe Deane, a story set in the same town with many of the same townspeople, including "spunky" Miranda. We read her story in the third book in the series, Miranda.
Marcia Schuyler's story of a substitute bride comes from the pages of Livingston family history. A friend of Grace's suggested that she write a period novel and her family shared a bit of the bride's tale, which intrigued her. She made a visit to her 99-year-old aunt's home in New York to learn more about it.