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Grandmother Elsie

Martha Finley

Book Overview: 

Change has come to Elsie's family in the 8th book of this delightful series. Her daughter, Violet, marries a naval Captain with three children of his own and the children try to adjust to life with their new step-mother and her family.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ut a very bad one, and that she has heaped reproaches upon her mother for the hand she had in bringing it about."

"I hope not!" his son exclaimed with energy; "for if so it must surely be the cause of life-long self-reproach to her. Will you go with us to the depôt, father?"

"No, no, my son! let my first sight of my poor stricken child be where we will not be the gazing stock of an idle, curious crowd. I shall meet her here at my own door."

The train steamed into the depôt, and Mrs. Allison, glancing from a window of the parlor-car, saw her brother and nephews standing near the track.

They saw her, too, and lifted their hats with a sad sort of smile. All felt that the invalid must be unable to sit up or her face also would have been in sight.

In another moment the train had come to a stand-still, and the next the three gentlemen were beside the couch on which Mrs. Conly lay.

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Community Reviews

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 is very badly behaved. The Dinsmore, Travilla,and Raymond Family all spemd a summer in cottages at t

Elsie's daughter, Little Elsie, finally weds her love, Lester. Edward falls in love and marrys the dinsmores old friends' daughter Zoe Love. Meanwhile, Captain Raymond courts and wins the heart of Violet. When more aditions begin to add to the family. Elsie finally feels like a grandmother.

There are alot of marriages in #8 of the Elsie Dinsmore series. Elsie's eldest daughter finds out her future husband, Lester Leland, is sick in Italy. She travels to Italy and while there marries him, and later comes home with a baby. Edward, Elsie's second child, marries a 15 year old girl, who's f

These are a reminder of the way life should be. Christian parents and children loving each other and God.

This one is good too. I like reading how people grow up. It's also sad too.

5 stars & 5/10 hearts. Every single one of the Elsie books seems to dwell on the topic of trusting God no matter what, and I am so grateful for that. It’s a blessed reminder for what’s going on right now. I really loved getting to know Captain Raymond and his children in this book; I look forwards t

GRANDMOTHER ELSIE is #8 in the Elsie Dinsmore series and one of the best. Pure soap opera, but surprisingly well-written. It deals mostly with the romantic lives of Elsie's three oldest children: namesake Elsie, Edward and Violet. The melodrama begins when namesake Elsie hears of her lover's illness

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.

Ahh, it felt so lovely to be reading an Elsie book again! The characters are just so lovely, and the story so pure and wholesome. The morals and messages sprinkled throughout, while a bit on the nose at times, are so good and encouraging. I loved these books as a pre-teen, and still do.

Two stars for the lolz.

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