Marcia Schuyler (version 2)

Read by Aletha

(4.7 stars; 222 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


Beautiful and heartwarming

(5 stars)

A story in the good old well written style of years gone by. Well worth listening to, and very heart warming. The reader does a brilliant job of making the various characters come alive by the way she uses her voice. Extremely talented reader, and thank you for your dedication to making this excellent audio book so delightful to listen to.

Lovely story

(5 stars)

So glad the narrator chose to read this second version. The first was read by someone with a very strange robotic voice and I couldn't bear it. Now I have been able to listen to this lovely story. Thank you Aletha

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.

(4.5 stars)

Lovely story, well read, a joy to listen to and enabling one to forget for a short time the trials of the pandemic. 07/31/2020

Depressing then turns good

(4 stars)

Review contains some semi-spoilers. It was a crime that her parents and David accepted Marcia's offer of herself. David at least comes to see this, that in the panic of the moment they did it to save their own reputations. It seemed ok at the time because Marcia was so willing. But those older than her should not have allowed her to do it without more time to consider. That said, no 17 yr old was ever that childish. I think the author just kept referring to her as a child for dramatic effect. She was mature enough to effortlessly take care of a house and garden all by herself. And in 1830, getting married at 17 wasn't strange.

(4 stars)

I liked this reader, she gave each character a personality, but that's pretty much the only reason I finished it. Reviews are so subjective, so take it with a grain of salt... GLH books have always been hit-or-miss to me, and this one is...meh. Even though it was 'a different time', these characters collectively have, like, 3 brain cells. Miranda seemed to be the only one to actually DO anything. My favorite books by this author so far have been 'The Enchanted Barn' and 'Aunt Crete's Emancipation'. But, even though this wasn't my favorite, I'm still over here looking for part 2 and 3, so what do I know :D

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.