Elsie's Endless Wait

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Zonderkidz, Jul 25, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Miss Rose asked Elsie, "Your father is away, isn't he?" Elsie looked up and replied wistfully, "Yes, ma'am. He's in Europe. He has been away since before I was born, and I've never seen him. Oh, I do wish he'd come home! I want to see him so much! Do you think he would love me?" Meet Elsie Dinsmore, a lovely eight-year-old heiress who lives on a wealthy Southern plantation in the mid-1800's. Her mother is dead and she has never known her father. Living in her grandfather's home, she often feels rejected, unloved, and misunderstood. Elsie is sustained by her deep Christian faith and her hope to one day be loved by her father. But will Horace Dinsmore ever come home? Will he love her? Elsie's Endless Wait is the first book in the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series. This captivating story of a young girl's faith, purity of heart and simple Christian devotion, became an instant American classic over a hundred years ago. Now, in this revised and updated, modern-language edition of the 1868 book by Martha Finley, a whole new generation of readers will meet one of the most beloved fictional heroines of all time.

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User Review  - guitargirl428 - LibraryThing

This book makes you feel closer to God in every chapter. Everytime Elsie would pray to God, and ask for him to help her, I felt a sense of peace come over me. You feel so sad for little Elsie when she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thebookworms - LibraryThing

in this book Elsie`s father Horace Dinsmore comes home from Europe and is very stern with Elsie.here belifs are strong. and arther here uncl is rotton. this is a wonder full girls book from 9-20 but it is sad but in the end Elsie`s father loves her. Read full review


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Martha Finley (1828 - 1909) was a remarkable woman whose quiet Christian life has influenced many. A teacher by profession, her writing career began wih Sunday school stories for children. In 1868, her novel Elsie Dinsmore was published and became the publisher's best-selling book that year, spawning a series that sold millions of copies at home and abroad. The Millie books were a follow-up to that series.