A biography whose subject should assure it a wide, faithful audience, for the popularity of this author is substantially established. This tells of her life as a background for her writings, stresses the qualities which made her books so worthwhile for Sunday schools and young people the country over. The happy life of her parents, the influence of Auntie Belle (""Pansy"" in her writings) and the Chautauqua, her own marriage to a minister and his early death which made her writing important to support her two daughters, and the ideas which she stressed in her books. From 1915 on her place in light, clean fiction was never challenged and her publishers found her sweet, inspiring stories were always in demand. A life that is portrayed as an object lesson in right living and thinking, as an example of moral Christianity -- this should have a ready-made market among the old reliable G.L.H. fans.