Alec Forbes of Howglen [NOOK Book]

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ALEC FORBES IS A GREAT CHRISTIAN NOVEL CONSIDERED BY MANY AS MACDONALD'S BEST NOVEL! 560 PAGES IN PAPERBACK!
This is an absolutely wonderful tale of the lives of two children, Annie and Alec, as they grow into adulthood. Although from two distinct social classes, which occurrence provides ample and diverse challenges for our beloved hero and heroine, Alec and Annie find, after considerable difficulty, trials innumerable, soul-rending afflictions, natural disasters, and, in ...
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Alec Forbes of Howglen

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Overview

ALEC FORBES IS A GREAT CHRISTIAN NOVEL CONSIDERED BY MANY AS MACDONALD'S BEST NOVEL! 560 PAGES IN PAPERBACK!
This is an absolutely wonderful tale of the lives of two children, Annie and Alec, as they grow into adulthood. Although from two distinct social classes, which occurrence provides ample and diverse challenges for our beloved hero and heroine, Alec and Annie find, after considerable difficulty, trials innumerable, soul-rending afflictions, natural disasters, and, in general, some rather horrific catastrophes, a slender, yet all-powerful, thread which binds them together.

Upon the death of her parents, Annie, who has known nothing but the idyllic life of the small farm, awakens to find everything that she has known and loved gone; her sole childhood companion and dear friend, Brownie-the family cow, as well as the remainder of the livestock, farm implements, furniture, and accessories sold, and she, poor little soul, on the way to live with her father's miserly, mean, hypocritical cousin, Robert Bruce, and his family of ill-bred mongrels, above their shop in town. She and a very small trunk, which contains her meager belongings, are unceremoniously stowed in an attic room which contains no curtains, no lights, holes in the floor, and is shared by rats.

Grieved by the loss of her parents and her home would seem misery enough for one small child, but she is further tormented throughout the day by the Bruce children, and throughout the night by her fear of the rats. School is no sanctuary, for it is ruled by a petty tyrant who holds the firm, unequivocal belief that "to spare the rod is to spoil the child," and he cannot abide a spoiled or disobedient child.

Alec, although far from wealthy, lives with his mother in a modest, but quite comfortable home near the edge of town. It is here that Annie eventually is driven to seek refuge from the countless horrors that stalk her days and nights. It is here, through the eyes of a mother, that Annie sees love sparkle and shimmer as it gently caresses, nurtures, and develops the soul of young Alec.

Follow Annie and Alec, as well as all who cross their paths and touch their lives, in this compelling narrative of real life. For life is not without its trials and tribulations, sorrows and sadness, pains and afflictions, yet it is by and through all such as these,-the manner, means, and motives by which we face and overcome all such obstacles-, that we grow into the men and women that God would have us to be.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012468536
  • Publisher: TLC BOOKS
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    It's a great story. A little preachy in places, and very long, b

    It's a great story. A little preachy in places, and very long, but worth it in my opinion.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Another wonderful book by George MacDonald.

    GM is one of my favorite authors and was a favorite author of CS Lewis. This is a good novel.

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