Stranger Within the Gates

 

Stranger Within the Gates is an unusual book with an unsual ending.

From the Grosset & Dunlap jacket flap:

"Mary Garland and her three young children Stan, Fae and Sylvia were at breakfast just one week before Christmas when the letter arrived from Rex, an older son, saying he was married and would bring his bride home for Christmas. How could they bear to make this stranger welcome...

How could Rex, only eighteen, have married and not let them know beforehand—there must be something wrong? But even in their hurt dismay they determine to make full use of their strong faith and keep their hearts open."

 

 

Found inside the pages of this title...

2017 GLH "M" Reading List

We're reading all of the books beginning with "M" this year, arranged in chronological order with our usual "bonus books" for the winter.

January:
1908 - Marcia Schuyler (Bonus: read the next book in the trilogy - Phoebe Deane)

February:
1912 - The Mystery of Mary (Bonus: for a GLH similar in style, read 1914's The Best "M"an)

March:
1914 - The Man of the Desert (Bonus: read the connected book, A Voice in the Wilderness)

April:
1915 - Miranda (final book in the Marcia Schuyler trilogy)

May:
1933 - Matched Pearls

June:
1936 - Mystery Flowers

July:
1938 - Marigold

August:
1938 - Maris

September:
1938 - The Minister's Son - (look for it in the paperback "The Honeymoon House" published by Tyndale/Living Books in 1984 -  ISBN 0-8423-1366-4, and read the rest of the 1930's short stories, if you like)

October:
1944 - More Than Conqueror (Bonus: read the connected book, By Way of the Silverthorns)

November:
1948 - Mary Arden

December:
1949 Miss Lavinia's Call (which happens to include four Christmas stories!)