Little Ned becomes ill, Dr. Harold Travilla treats on him and he regains health as the Doctor wins Gracie's hand. The Raymonds become grandparents as Elsie is made a grandmother thanks to Max and Eva.
Motherless eight-year-old Elsie is currently living with her uncle's family at a plantation. She finds it difficult to establish a relationship with her worldly father who seems indifferent to her religious principles.
Elsie, eight years old, with puzzling problems has never known her mother, who died when Elsie was a baby, and longs for a close relationship with her father. He sends her off to be raised at Roselands, where she is criticized insistently. Elsie learns to handle her problems and learns more about herself. Her faith in God grows as she learns to depend solely on Him for the peace and happiness she seeks.
There are delights in Elsie's family in the Louisiana and Floridan climates as Max and Lulu both become engaged.
"Elsie's Children" is the sixth volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, and the sequel to "Elsie's Motherhood". It continues the story of Elsie and Edward winter at Viamede where the newest member of their family, Lily, is born. The family is thrown into turmoil, however, when a carriage accident threatens the life of Grandpa Dinsmore and one of their children dies from a mysterious ailment.
This is the story of a young bright-eyed little girl, Elsie Dinsmore's faith, purity of heart and simple Christian devotion.
As Elsie grows from girlhood to womanhood, so does her family. With the marriage of her father to a woman Elsie has loved from childhood, Elsie is also joined by a brother and sister who adore her. But all the support of her family could not prepare her for what was ahead.
Amid crashing thunder, roaring winds, pounding rain, and the creaking of the steamer as it struggled forward in the rolling sea, the passengers could hear the occasional shouted order from the officers. The steamer was tossed from side to side. "Are we in danger of striking the rocks, Papa?" Elsie asked her father. "I think not," he replied. At that instant, a terrible cracking sound assaulted their ears. The whole boat shuddered, and a man's panicked voice rose high above the screams and cries-"We've struck ground! We'll all be drowned!" As the storms of life continue to break around Elsie Dinsmore and her family, there are terrible tragedies to endure and times of joy as well. Her children are growing up and facing life-altering decisions. Others in the Dinsmore family must confront dramatic upheavals in their lives. As the United States approaches the celebration of its first century as a nation, will Elsie and her family have their own causes to celebrate? How will adversity affect Elsie's world and the hopes of those she loves so dearly?
As Elsie grows from childhood to girlhood, so does her understanding of and obedience to God. Guided by jealousy and contempt, her father seeks to annihilate all religious influences surrounding his daughter. As a last resort, her father moves away until Elsie will submit to his law, and no other. This vindictiveness causes Elsie to become very ill.
Elsie faces danger at the hands of a jealous family member--and worse, the loss of her father's affection.
Elsie Dinsmore Travilla and Edward make wonderful Christian parents. Their children are not perfect, and are yet to train them in a godly way. Elsie is forced to put her faith in God when the Ku Klux Klan attacks their house in the intent to harm her husband and when her eldest child, Elsie, becomes very sick.
As Elsie grows up, her life is full of change. Old friendships are renewed. New ones bring new dilemmas - an unexpected proposal - to whom will Elsie turn when she is put to first test of love?
Experience the highs and lows of love and loss in this tender tale of the married lives of three of Elsie's children and their young families.
Elsie spends her summer with her absentminded aunt in Ohio. There is a wolf at the door in this idyllic small town and is targeting Elsie.
Updated for today's girls, this series is a modern adaptation of the 19th-century, bestselling novels by Martha Finley. While the Civil War comes to an end, Elsie's troubles are not over. As she and her family face the aftermath of war, pure hearts and kind gestures are often misunderstood. Hidden dangers lurk everywhere. Will Elsie triumph once more?
"But the newspapers say it cannot last long, Papa, three months at most," Elsie interjected. "The newspapers are wrong," Horace replied forcefully. "This is American against American, and neither side will be easily defeated," Edward said. Sadly, Horace added, "We must prepare ourselves to wait out a long and bitter conflict. When we next see our homeland, all will be changed forever." Elsie's life seems nearly perfect when she returns home from her honeymoon. But not even the true love of husband and family can shelter her from the great upheaval that lies ahead. They are soon caught up in the bitter struggles between North and South. When the nation is torn apart, how will Elsie and her loved ones deal with its tragedies? Who will survive? "Elsie's Troubled Times", the sixth book of the "Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith" series, takes its heroine into one of the darkest periods of American history, the Civil War. As the war pits brother against brother on the battlefields, Elsie's ideals, loyalties, and even her Christian faith are threatened. "Elsie's Troubled Times", adapted from the 19th century novels written by Martha Finley, is a life-and-death story sure to grip the heart of every reader.
Elsie is responsible for huge legacy left by her mother. She is concerned about her future and the prospect of finding a life partner. She knows that the man she marries must share her abiding Christian faith and be of fine character
Edward and Elsie's daughter, young Elsie, is saddened by a separation from her beloved Lester, who is studying art in Italy. Shortly after Lester leaves for Europe, the family is devastated by Edward's sudden death. Elsie finds solace in the comfort of her father Horace Dinsmore and more importantly, in the everlasting arms of her heavenly father. The knowledge that Edward is in heaven with loved ones who have gone before is a great consolation to the Travilla family, but they struggle nonetheless to deal with the loss of husband and father.
Max sails on Commodore Dewey's ship to meet the Spanish in the Philippines.Dr. Harold goes to work as doctor to U.S. troops. On returning from Cuba, Harold admits his love for Gracia; Max weds Evelyn in dual wedding service with Chester and Lucilla.
Millie and her family have a challenging first year on the frontier ? where life and death can be a heartbeat apart, and faith is the only certainty. Millie learns that God always answers prayers, but not always the way we want.
Even a loving husband cannot provide the true security that only comes through faith in God. Not even the frontier has prepared Millie for the rough life of a mining town. When her beloved husband is kidnapped, will her faith falter?
A story of the exciting life and times of Millie Keith, a girl of strong Christian faith growing up on the Indiana frontier in the mid-1800s.
Long Synopsis: Taken from the Back Cover: "Millie Keith, a bright and energetic twelve-year-old living in the charming town of Lansdale, Ohio, in 1833. Her world is about to be turned upside down when her Pappa announces that he is moving the family west to an undeveloped town on the frontier. The eldest daughter of eight lively children, Millie must shoulder responsibility for her mischievous brothers and sisters on the perilous journey and learn to trust God for her uncertain future....Millie's Unsettled Season is the first book in the A Life of Faith: Millie Keith Series, which follows the exciting life and times of Millie Keith. Based on and adapted from Martha Finley's 1876 sequel to the popular Elsie Dinsmore novels, this revised and updated, modern-language edition introduces readers to yet another delightful Christian heroine." The language of this novel is updated and modernized by Kersten Hamilton.
At fifteen, Violet discovers new family members and old family secrets. A call for help leads her on a sudden rescue mission and an exciting journey through the ancient streets of Rome.
Violet is about to take on a challenge unlike anything she's ever done before. She knows that it will not be easy to get, but she is not ready for the difficulty that awaits her. Who will come to her help?
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