Marcia Schuyler (version 2)

Read by Aletha

(4.6 stars; 98 reviews)

A compelling love triangle. Marcia is young & sweet. Her older sister Kate is vain & selfish. Marcia deeply admires the man that Kate is to marry: handsome & respected David Spafford. But on the eve of the wedding, Kate elopes with another man. Marcia is there when the note is found...the note that effectively breaks David's heart. Out of pity for his situation, Marcia offers to take Kate's place, in order to save David from humiliation. She grows in love for him, all the while aware that he's still grieving for his lost Kate. What will happen when Kate returns, fully intending to get David back? Will Marcia have the strength to fight for the man she now loves? (Summary by Chloey Winters) The song excerpts in Chapter 24 come from an old Italian song "Caro mio ben" - "Dearest believe" by Giuseppe Giordani (1751-1798). A copy of the song from 1877 is available from the US Library of Congress (10 hr 34 min)


Chapter 1 22:30 Read by Aletha
Chapter 2 23:21 Read by Aletha
Chapter 3 18:18 Read by Aletha
Chapter 4 24:05 Read by Aletha
Chapter 5 17:43 Read by Aletha
Chapter 6 24:39 Read by Aletha
Chapter 7 19:16 Read by Aletha
Chapter 8 13:26 Read by Aletha
Chapter 9 15:07 Read by Aletha
Chapter 10 24:35 Read by Aletha
Chapter 11 20:57 Read by Aletha
Chapter 12 27:33 Read by Aletha
Chapter 13 22:17 Read by Aletha
Chapter 14 28:30 Read by Aletha
Chapter 15 25:27 Read by Aletha
Chapter 16 19:57 Read by Aletha
Chapter 17 21:24 Read by Aletha
Chapter 18 18:24 Read by Aletha
Chapter 19 20:00 Read by Aletha
Chapter 20 13:42 Read by Aletha
Chapter 21 24:51 Read by Aletha
Chapter 22 25:09 Read by Aletha
Chapter 23 29:54 Read by Aletha
Chapter 24 19:22 Read by Aletha
Chapter 25 24:20 Read by Aletha
Chapter 26 24:25 Read by Aletha
Chapter 27 23:02 Read by Aletha
Chapter 28 22:21 Read by Aletha
Chapter 29 19:37 Read by Aletha


Great Reading of a Bizarre Story

(2 stars)

I only stuck with this book because I have enjoyed many of the author's other works amd kept waiting for it to improve. I am not by any means a feminist but the ideas about the treatment of women in this book really make me cringe. First off the phrase "child bride". ...yuck. The idea of parents making, and any man accepting, an offer of a sister bride swap should have gone right out of style after Jacob's misfortune . This child bride is actually nothing more than a housekeeper, and occasional ornament. The "hero" is a selfish workaholic dupe for most of the book, while his wife showers him with thanks for tokens of his "great kindness" like allowing her to go out of the house. Meanwhile deceitful and judgmental people surround her to make her life even more miserable and he does nothing to stand by her. You will be happy to know it all works out in the end. It may be useful as a commentary of the times, to realize how far things have come.

Marcia Schuyler (version 2)

(4 stars)

Arranged marriage to save face. A good Christian audiobook. A lesson in how to be strength by God to always do the right thing, no matter how it hurts you. A noisy neighbor that saves the day and has the back of God's children, a ram in the bush. The Lord provided a real friend that was not of the same status, but was more honest than the high and mighty people.


(2 stars)

An insult to a woman's intelligence and place in society that she must take her sister's place, sacrifice herself and prevent scandal by marrying a man deserted on the morning of his wedding. It may be a story, and no doubt he will love her in the end, but that is where the author and I part ways.

Marcia Schuyler

(4.5 stars)

I love this reader and her voices very much! At first her birds (I love birds!) were distracting, but her voices and the story over came them. Excellent is all I can say!

good listen

(5 stars)

Well read/interesting plot line that points out the social differences between daughters and family duty that is different from ours today.. (the song was well done)

Great recording of a classic Grace Livingstone Hill book

(5 stars)

This is a very professional sounding recording of the first of a trilogy (although each is a separate story).

Love this book.

(5 stars)

I have read and listened to this book many times. It is so sweet. I like this narrative. Her voice is soft and relaxing.


(5 stars)

The reader did a great job in this version as opposed to the other. The story itself was well written: beautiful and realistic.