Grandmother Elsie

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Hendrickson Publishers, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 221 pages
8 Reviews

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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Review: Grandmother Elsie #8, The Original Elsie Classics Series (Softcover)

User Review  - gramster - Christianbook.com

I just started reading this book and find it hard to get into. It's just not that interesting so far. I am a great fan of Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon, and Debbie Macomber. The Elsie books don't come ... Read full review

Review: Grandmother Elsie (The Elsie Dinsmore Series #8)

User Review  - Salinn - Goodreads

This book was one of my favorites!In this book Elsie's three oldest children marry. Elsie,Edward,and Violet all within weeks of each other. Violet marry's a widower with three children and on of them ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
33
Section 5
43
Section 6
51
Section 7
59
Section 8
71
Section 14
125
Section 15
133
Section 16
141
Section 17
151
Section 18
159
Section 19
171
Section 20
181
Section 21
189

Section 9
81
Section 10
89
Section 11
95
Section 12
105
Section 13
115
Section 22
201
Section 23
209
Section 24
219
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About the author (2010)

Martha Finley (1828-1909), the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, was a school teacher and author of numerous articles, essays, and books, the most well-known being the 28 volumes of her "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Turning to writing stories for young people as a means of supporting herself after a serious injury, Finley sold more books than any other children's author of her day, with the exception of Louisa May Alcott

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