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Elsie's Widowhood

Martha Finley

Book Overview: 

The fourth book in the Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie grows into a young woman. She marries her father's old friend, Edward Travilla, and together start a family. The latter half of the book occurs during the Civil War.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .es, grandma, papa told us all to come," said little Rosie.

"I know he did, dear child; and do you know the way?"

"Yes, grandma, Jesus said, 'I am the way.' He died to save sinners, and He will save all who love Him and trust in Him alone, not thinking anything they can do is going to help to save them."

"Save them from what, darling?"

"From their sins, grandma, and from going to live with Satan and his wicked angels, and wicked people that die and go there."

"Yes, that is all so, and oh what love it was that led the dear Saviour to suffer and die upon the cross that we might live! Dear children, it was His death that bought eternal life for your beloved father and has purchased it for us all if we will but take it as His free, unmerited gift."

"But, grandma," sobbed Harold, "why didn't He let our dear papa stay with us a little longer? Oh I don't know how we can ever, ever live without him!"

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Community Reviews

It was really sad!!!! It was different from the revised versions. But is still an awsome read.

It is so sad the husband had to die. But she did marry a guy 17 years older than her. I like that even though she went through trials, she still trusted her her earthly and heavenly Father.

Despite its lugubrious title, ELSIE'S WIDOWHOOD is a fairly good read. It's #7 in the Elsie Dinsmore series, carrying our pious heroine into middle age. Elsie's husband dies unexpectedly, leaving the grieving widow all soaked in tears. But her faith sustains her, as we all know it will. The lesso...more

This series is a bit Calvinistic in its theology, and it's also a bit uber-Christian; i.e., the Christians are really, really good and the non-Christians are really, really bad.

Great book! Each of the Elsie Dinsmore series gets better and better!

This was the saddest of them all. I thought Finley did a good job and showing how a young woman deals with grief and her faith.

I give it two stars ... for the lolz.