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. You ll find Christian values, tender romance, family fun, and lasting lessons "refreshed for a new generation! These later books in the series include visits to historic sites in Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and New York, and feature custom illustrations. Christmas with Grandma Elsie, Volume 14 Sleigh rides, ice skating, and rousing snowball fights abound when Grandma Elsie hosts the holidays! Cousin Ronald Lilburn visits and is a welcome source of fun.
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.
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. Books 19-23 chronicle the adventures of Elsie's whole family. Elsie at Home, Volume 22 Elsie's family continues to grow and change, embracing both new life as well as death. Evelyn's mother, Laura Leland, is very ill with consumption; brothers Arthur and Calhoun Conley both become fathers. Rosie Travilla and Will Croly tie the knot, as do long-time bachelor Dick Percival and Maud Dinsmore. There is also another proposal in store . . . !
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.
The Original Elise Dinsmore Classic #10, Elsie at Nantucket follows the Dinsmores, Travillas, Lelands, and Raymonds as they enjoy a delightful summer holiday at the New England shore -- clam bake and all.
Elsie Dinsmore, now a loving, matronly grandmother, accompanies family and friends on an extended yachting excursion from their southern plantation homes to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Arriving in the harbor of Chicago on July 2, they are in time to witness the great Independence Day celebration, which serves as a fitting start to a summer of fun and adventure in the White City.
Enter the world of Elsie Dinsmore with the 18th book of the series! These nineteenth century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10-14 year old readers eager to follow Elsies life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Youll find traditional values, tender romance, family fun, and lasting lessons for a new generation!
In this first volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, sweet, motherless eight-year-old Elsie struggles with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, and her relationship with her father is filled with misunderstanding and tears. The young girl learns to depend wholly upon her faith in her heavenly father.
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 is a gathering of the clans in Florida in this new volume of the Elsie Series, and a great deal of information is brought out in informal talks about the history of Florida; there are visits to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, etc, and to Grandma Elsie and other members of the family living south; there is also a wedding, shopping in New Orleans, and two engagements.
There are delights in Elsie's family in the Louisiana and Floridan climates as Max and Lulu both become engaged.
Percy Landreth and Chester Dinsmore compete for Lulu's hand in marriage, but Chester places himself in harm's way to save her life.
"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.
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?
This is the story of a young bright-eyed little girl, Elsie Dinsmore's faith, purity of heart and simple Christian devotion.
In this third volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, Elsie matures into a young woman as her father falls in love, marries, and provides her with a brother and sister: Horace Jr. and Rosebud. Elsie experiences a bittersweet agony in her first love and her first heartbreak, only to discover that true love has been with her almost as long as she can remember.
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?
In this second volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, Elsie is forced into an awful choice between loyalty to her savior and her father's affection. The turmoil of this conflict contributes to a life-threatening illness for Elsie.
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'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.
In this fifth volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, Elsie and Edward seek to impart their heritage of faith to their burgeoning family and also fight to prevent the persecution of an innocent person by the ruthless Ku Klux Klan.
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?
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