Elsies Girlhood

Elsie's Girlhood

Martha Finley

Children's Books

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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Elsies Womanhood

Elsie's Womanhood

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the world of "Elsie Dinsmore"! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations."Elsie\'s Womanhood, Book 4" A grown-up Elsie meets her wealthy Aunt Stanhope--and another relative with more diabolical plans. Can faith find the truth before dreams are shattered?
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Elsie Dinsmore

Elsie Dinsmore

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the world of "Elsie Dinsmore"! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations."Elsie Dinsmore, Book 1" Living at her uncle\'s plantation, our heroine is criticized harshly by her teacher and teased relentlessly by her cousins. Will believing she\'s a child of God make life bearable?
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Holidays at Roselands

Holidays at Roselands

Martha Finley

Children's Books

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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Elsies New Relations

Elsie's New Relations

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Elsies children

Elsie's children

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the world of "Elsie Dinsmore"! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations."Elsie\'s Children, Book 6" Pleasant times and new babies are mixed with dark secrets and deep sorrow. Will Elsie be strong in the Lord?
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Elsies Motherhood

Elsie's Motherhood

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the world of "Elsie Dinsmore"! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations."Elsie\'s Motherhood, Book 5" Happily married to Edward, Elsie takes great delight in her family. What will happen when they are confronted by a powerful adversary?
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Christmas with Grandma Elsie

Christmas with Grandma Elsie

Martha Finley

Children's Books

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface.We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Elsies Kith and Kin

Elsie's Kith and Kin

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the character-building Christ-centered world of Elsie Dinsmore. These 19th-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the post-Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. The story of the next generation of the Travilla family is continued in Hendrickson Publisher\'s exclusive reprints of original editions. Each book features a new custom cover illustration.Elsie\'s Kith and Kin, Book 12 While the rest of the family winters at Viamede, Edward and Zoe tend to affairs at Ion and endure an unwelcome guest. Later, while on a business trip, Edward is injured in a train wreck, and the rest of the family returns from Viamede to be with him.At sea, Captain Raymond receives news of a financial windfall and resigns from the Navy to be at home with Violet and his children. He arrives in time to learn that Lulu has accidentally injured her baby sister, Elsie, during a fit of anger.The baby recovers, and Lulu learns how much trouble an uncontrolled temper can be. The captain and Violet purchase Woodburn as their new home, and the family settles down to enjoy its first Christmas there.
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Elsie and Her Namesakes

Elsie and Her Namesakes

Martha Finley

Children's Books

"More stories of faith, family, and fun in the ongoing Elsie Dinsmore series"Enter the world of Elsie Dinsmore! Christian values, innocent romance, family fun, and lasting lessons have captivated generations of girls eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond.Elsie and Her Namesakes, Book 28 Harold Travilla marries Gracie Raymond on New Year\'s Day. The happy couple honeymoons at Viamede, Grandmother Elsie\'s Louisiana plantation, and the rest of the family travels on the Dolphin to join them. Along the way, Grandmother Elsie and Captain Raymond regale the children with tales from Southern history, and Cousin Ronald entertains them with stories of his native Scotland. Lucille and Chester welcome a healthy baby boy to their family.
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The Tragedy of Wild River Valley

The Tragedy of Wild River Valley

Martha Finley

Children's Books

This unique collection of Martha Finley\'s spiritual novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. "Elsie Dinsmore" - After her mother\'s death, Elsie an 8 years-old child must come to terms with the world around her, her over-protective father and her firm belief in God. It is a moving story of a young girl\'s dilemma between her love for her father and her God. "Mildred Keith" - A story of a family who have placed their trust in God in times of difficulty. Ella Clinton, or By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them: Ella Clinton, a bubbly little girl, wants to help others, but things don\'t often go as planned. An amusing tale of an innocent child. "Edith\'s Sacrifice" - Like Elsie, Edith is a woman of few words and prefers to bear everything in her stride stoically. However, fate has something else in store for her when she meets Mr. Randolph, a widower with a daughter named Lulu. "Signing the Contract and What it Cost" - A young woman gives up her little daughter to a childless couple thinking she is going to die soon. But did she make a right decision? "The Thorn in the Nest" - Family secrets and unsolved mysteries threaten the loving relationship of Kenneth Clendenin – a doctor in Ohio. In spite of his intention of marrying his beloved, Kenneth cannot commit to her and the skeletons-in-his-closet keep growing bigger. "The Tragedy of Wild River Valley" - The war changes a lot of people but those who bow thorns have to reap their deeds. Set against the background of the civil war, the novel tells a story of all wars and what happens to people when the much-needed peace follows after the war. Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works.Finley\'s books represent the psychological conflict between individuals and their societies which lend a deeper sociological insight to her works.
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Elsies Widowhood

Elsie's Widowhood

Martha Finley

Children's Books

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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Grandmother Elsie

Grandmother Elsie

Martha Finley

Children's Books

Enter the character-building Christ-centered world of Elsie Dinsmore. These 19th-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the post-Civil War South have captivated generations of 10- to 14-year-old readers eager to follow Elsie\'s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. The story of the next generation of the Travilla family is continued in Hendrickson Publisher\'s exclusive reprints of original editions. Each book features a new custom cover illustration.Grandmother Elsie, Book 8 When Elsie\'s daughter, young Elsie, hears that her beloved Lester has contracted typhoid fever overseas, she and her brother Edward embark for Italy to nurse him back to health. As Lester slowly recovers, the two are married with only Edward and a few friends in attendance.On the return trip to America, Edward is reacquainted with the Loves, a father and daughter who had been vacationing in Italy. Edward and Zoe, the daughter, fall in love and marry.Meanwhile, at home, Captain Raymond, a widower, courts and wins the love of Elsie\'s daughter Violet. Elsie, her children, and their families spend a happy summer at the shore. When the time comes for the captain to return to sea, Violet and his children are left in the care of "Grandma" Elsie and her father.
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Elsie and Her Loved Ones

Elsie and Her Loved Ones

Martha Finley

Children's Books

It is 1901 when Elsie and her family travel to California. During this time President McKinley is assassinated, the children learn stories about Revolutionary officers, a new baby joins the family, and they return home. Martha Finley (April 26, 1828 – January 30, 1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years. The daughter of Presbyterian minister Dr. James Brown Finley and his wife and cousin Maria Theresa Brown Finley, she was born on April 26, 1828, in Chillicothe, Ohio. Finley wrote many of her books under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson. She died in 1909 in Elkton, Maryland, where she moved in 1876.Elsie does not live with her parents but with her paternal grandfather, his second wife (Elsie\'s step-grandmother), and their six children: Adelaide, Lora, Louise, Arthur, Walter, and Enna (Enna was the youngest). Elsie\'s mother died soon after giving birth to her, leaving her in the care of her grandfather. Before her father comes back she becomes good friends with Rose Allison, with whom she studies the Bible. Her father was in Europe until she was almost eight years old as the first book begins. The first Elsie books deal with a constant moral conflict between Christian principles and familial loyalty. Deeper still is the warring between Christ centered principles and the "worldly" inclinations of both her Father and his family. Elsie\'s father is a strict disciplinarian who dictates inflexible rules by which his daughter must live. Any infraction is severely and often unjustly punished. In her father\'s absence Elsie has become a Christian and abides by what she has been taught is Biblical law, especially the Ten Commandments (also known as the Decalogue)- as taught to her by her dead Mother\'s housekeeper and then her own Nanny.
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