House of Love


(14 customer reviews)

Aurelia Wilde is cruelly selfish and downright miserable – a victim of her mother’s desperate attempts to place her delicate “prized possession” on an unreachable pedestal. But her glory is only surface deep. Aurelia’s complaining spirit is a stark contrast to that of her servant-girl, Doris, who knows that in spite of life’s troubles, she will one day “dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Her many talents and cheerful disposition cause her to be loved and appreciated by the notable residents of Waverly Manor. How jealousy swells within Aurelia’s vengeful mother! She’ll get even yet . . .

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14 reviews for House of Love

  1. anonymous (verified owner)

    House of Love I really liked this book because it reminded me a lot of the story “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodges Burnett, but the girl in the story was not helped by magic. Instead she was provided for by her loving heavenly Father.

  2. anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome Book This book is great! My sisters and I read this book together in two nights, when we were supposed to do only one chapter a night! Highly recommended!
    And this would be a great audio drama in my opinion!

  3. anonymous (verified owner)

    My Favorite This book is one of my favorites. If you have read many Lamplighter Books you can’t help thinking not another poor orphan story. This story line is far more complex with many unexpected turns and no cliche ending. The theme of perseverance and trust in the Lord are strong and not implied. There are many good lessons to be learned and taught as you read. The subject matter is easy for children of all ages. I have read most of the books from Lamplighter and kept but a few. This one is a keeper.

  4. anonymous (verified owner)

    Great Read! I would recommend this book to any age group…it even is good for the younger children…we used it as a great tool in family reading time to teach the children some great values.

  5. anonymous (verified owner)

    Good Book My sister and I really enjoyed most of this book. However, we were a little disappointed with the last four chapters…it passed so many years so quickly. Doris was still very sweet in the end, and although her future husband was wealthy and kind, he did not necessarily display godly or admirable characteristics…no guy is perfect, of course, but if he would have been a bit more humble I think we could have learned to like him better. I personally would have preferred it if Doris had married a different guy, or had got to know him earlier in the story.
    For the most part, it is a very sweet and interesting story. However, if you’re looking for a better, more detailed book, you must read “The Wide Wide World.” It is my favorite Lamplighter because you really come to love the characters in the story!!

  6. anonymous (verified owner)

    House of Love I read a borrowed copy of House of Love several years ago. Dora’s commitment to love others, even in the midst of such abuse, encouraged me run the race marked out for me with a thankful heart – keeping my eyes set on Jesus. I finally purchased a copy for our daughter as her 13th birthday present. She was able to share it as a read aloud with her friend. Thank you for providing wonderful literature that encourages Godly character.

  7. anonymous (verified owner)

    Quite Enjoyable I really enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I liked it so much, I bought another Lamplighter book of hers, “The King’s Gold,” which is also excellent. The characters are (mostly) a joy, and the plot is smooth and not cliche. It doesn’t bog down or seem implausible, but rather shows the wonderful way our LORD works things out for HIS glory and our good.

  8. anonymous (verified owner)

    1 Peter 4:8 A Cinderella type story in which the main character, Doris, sets her sights on things above thus allowing her to endure, persevere, and rise above the various trials and difficulties she is faced with. As Doris loves others like Jesus loves, she is able to overlook the sins and harsh treatment she receives, denying the weed of bitterness the opportunity to ever take root.

    This story is a reminder to all of us in the “House of Love” that it is not our circumstances or the way we are treated that causes us to love others, but the example of Jesus who loved us first.

  9. anonymous (verified owner)

    A Good Lamplighter Book I really liked this book. I think it would be one of my all-time favorites with a few script changes. That’s why I still give it 5 stars. Mae Clapp’s review is similar to my thoughts. Perhaps the last part of the book could have been a sequel so the characters could have been a little better developed.

  10. anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent A very good story that presents a challenge to love no matter what our circumstances or challenges may be.

  11. anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful story I first read this book years and years ago, and re-reading it now, being older, it meant so much more to me than it did back then. Now I have passed through times of trial, have had to bear with those who are unloving and hurtful, and the attitude of Doris Avery was nothing short of inspiring.

  12. anonymous (verified owner)

    Mostly Enjoyable I enjoyed this book until the last few chapters. I find it a bit annoying that “everything turns out for the good” in the sense of money, and status. I would like to see a character who simply loves God and not become rich and respected in society.

  13. anonymous (verified owner)

    Very Good! I really enjoyed reading House of Love! I was amazed at the way God humbles the proud but gives grace to the humble. I would recommend this to all ages of girls. It is very very good!

  14. Megan Adams (verified owner)

    Pilgrims Progress meets Cinderella
    I really enjoy the House if Love. I read it first when I was much younger, and I still enjoy it. I bought it recently for a friend who is a few years younger than me.
    The end was good, a little unrealistic, but satisfying. It seemed a little like a fairytale with a moral. But it was well written, and I would highly suggest it for young girls!

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