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In Orchard Glen

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Title:In Orchard Glen
Author:
MacGregor, Mary Esther Miller  Writing under the pseudonym: Keith, Marian   
(6 of 9 for author by title)
The Silver Maple
The End of the Rainbow
Published:   1918
Publisher:George H. Doran
Tags:Canadiana, fiction
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This was better than any modern Christian romance. It had elements that made me think of Little House on the Prairie, The Walton's, and Downton Abbey all rolled into one. I loved it!

—Naulayne Raiche Enders on goodreads [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for MacGregor, Mary Esther Miller

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MacGregor was born Esther Miller in Rugby, Ontario in 1872. She worked as a schoolteacher and began writing in 1905. She contributed a column in the Teacher's Monthly and then worked on the editorial staff of the Presbyterian Church's Sunday School Publications. In 1906 when she tried to publish her first novel she learned that her name, 'Esther Miller' was already in use by another author so she chose to write under the pen name 'Marian Keith'. In 1909, she married Donald MacGregor who was one of the founding members of the United Church of Canada. During the time that they were married they moved several times to places in central Ontario to support her husband's ministerial career. She and her husband spent a fair amount of time in London, Ontario where she wrote seven of her novels. While in London, she formed a Sunday school for girls that was called the 'Marian Keith Club'. In many of her novels, MacGregor sought to portray her connection between religious thought and social conscience in order to improve life for the poor and uneducated. She also wrote about tensions produced between Scottish and Irish settlers and the effects of education and urbanization on rural society. MacGregor authored more than a dozen novels and several biographies, including 'Courageous Women' which she co-authored with Lucy Maud Montgomery and Mabel Burns McKinley. MacGregor was a friend of Montgomery who was also married to a minister. She has been grouped with Montgomery and Nellie McClung as contributors to the revival of Canadian writing by women. (Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, Canada's Early Women Writers: Simon Fraser University)

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