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The Best Man - Grace Livingston Hill #07 Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1996


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842303715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842303712
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,882,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is definitely not the usual GLH plot. Cyril Gordon works for the Secret Service, and has been assigned to step into another man's place as a codebreaker to retrieve an intercepted letter at a fancy dinner. Cyril successfully obtains the letter -- and a chase scene ensues when he is discovered. He manages to escape straight into a wedding, where he is mistaken for what he believes it the best man. Deciding that he may as well play along with this and hopefully elude capture, he finds himself instead mistaken for . . .
Well, I'm not going to spoil the plot or the chase scenes that follow after the wedding ceremony. Will Celia, the young and beautiful bride, trust him as he slowly unravels his story? Will they escape from the villains who hunt them to kill them, and what of the message that he obtained and must deliver to his chief, all the while protecting the young woman who is beginning to trust him?
I found the plot rather implausible, and sometimes the chases were tedious because there were so many of them, but GLH does deliver a good story with lovable characters and the inevitable happy ending for the good, and the proper punishments for the bad. If only all of life worked out so neatly.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Interesting if implausible plot Jan. 30 2004
By annesailorgirl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This is definitely not the usual GLH plot. Cyril Gordon works for the Secret Service, and has been assigned to step into another man's place as a codebreaker to retrieve an intercepted letter at a fancy dinner. Cyril successfully obtains the letter -- and a chase scene ensues when he is discovered. He manages to escape straight into a wedding, where he is mistaken for what he believes it the best man. Deciding that he may as well play along with this and hopefully elude capture, he finds himself instead mistaken for . . .
Well, I'm not going to spoil the plot or the chase scenes that follow after the wedding ceremony. Will Celia, the young and beautiful bride, trust him as he slowly unravels his story? Will they escape from the villains who hunt them to kill them, and what of the message that he obtained and must deliver to his chief, all the while protecting the young woman who is beginning to trust him?
I found the plot rather implausible, and sometimes the chases were tedious because there were so many of them, but GLH does deliver a good story with lovable characters and the inevitable happy ending for the good, and the proper punishments for the bad. If only all of life worked out so neatly.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Standard Grace Livingston Hill novel Aug. 11 2010
By liljones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I must say that I was expecting a very different story because I clicked "LOOK INSIDE" to read a few pages. The sample pages were so interesting to me, I ordered the book immediately. Unfortunately, the Amazon quick view has "The Best Man" by Harold McGrath, which is a very different story. I didn't notice until after I received the book. Be careful! Grace Livingston Hill's "The Best Man" incorporates some of her usual plot devices: mistaken identity, good versus evil, train travel, love at first sight, a wealthy & beautiful young heiress, greed, blackmail, nature scenes, etc. Once you suspend your disbelief during the wedding scene, I think you will enjoy it. This book also does not overtly mention God or Christianity, it only alludes to certain Bible verses. I read elsewhere that GLH did that in some of her stories, which was a bit disappointing to me. She does have exciting chase scenes in this book. If you are a fan of GLH, you will probably enjoy this story.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
More plot "turns" than San Francisco's Lombard Street! Oct. 10 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Cyril Gordon hides himself in another man's place during a wedding. Can he "pull it off"? And what will happen if he succeeds? How will be step away once he is safe? That is, if Cyril can step away from the beautiful, tragic bride whom he wants to protect from the groom. This plot is more fun than a joy-ride through the country in Grandpa's Cadillac: Nothing predictable and very satisfying when it's finished.


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