The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill follows the story of a young girl, who is single-handedly supporting her widowed mother and siblings. When she finds out that the apartment building they are living in is being demolished, she must find a new place to live. With her meager earnings, she feels completely hopeless. Finally, she finds an old stone barn out in the country and courageously asks to rent it. The owner, Sidney Graham, grants her request and becomes fast friends with the family. One day, Shirley is asked to accompany her employer on a business trip, and soon finds herself in deep trouble miles away from her family and her beloved Sidney.
The Enchanted Barn is like a fairy tale, where love, hard work, courage, and faith outfox the forces of despair. A destitute family makes a home in an old stone barn, which unconventional and desperate act wins the interest of their debonaire millionaire landlord.
This is a sweet story of unfailing hope in the middle of life’s storms. Hill uses beautiful dialogue and realistic characters to develop this timeless story.