Written at the very height of George MacDonald's literary career, A Daughter's Devotion is a splendid story centering around the life of a simple merchant's daughter. Mary Marston's unswerving commitment to love God and others is seen against the backdrop of an intriguing array of diverse characters and a complex and sometimes mysterious plot.
Scotland's master storyteller allows his memorable characters to run the gamut from delightful to devious, and as such they serve as models. All eventually must stand before God in the silence of their own hearts and choose the direction of their life and growth. Thus the dynamic impact of George MacDonald upon his readers.
A Gentle Story Full of Insight into the Responses of Men and Women to God.
About the Author
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. A mentor to Lewis Carroll and a major influence on writers from C. S. Lewis to J. R. R. Tolkien, MacDonald’s best-known books are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, which are all fantasy novels.
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A simple merchant's daughter, Mary Marston is a "good" young lady. She walked in the Light of Jesus and refused to compromise her beliefs.Pulished in 1881 as "Mary Marston" by Sampson Low Pulbishers, London. Edited by Michael R. Phillips in 1981.