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A Peep Behind the Scenes

Mrs. O. F. Walton

Book Overview: 

Rosalie is the daughter of a traveling theater master and is envied by many young girls as she appears to live a life full of glamor, glitz, and glory. But beneath the happy smiling face is a hurting heart, a deep sorrow for her dying mother, and a wretched life. Follow Rosalie as she learns of the Good Shepherd who loves and cares for her, and begins to trust Him for daily strength.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Roehunters would take no notice of me whatever.

'And then your father lost his engagement at the theatre,

—I need not tell you why, Rosalie darling,—and we left the town. And then I began to know what poverty meant. We travelled from place to place, sometimes getting occasional jobs at small town theatres, sometimes stopping at a town for a few months, and then being dismissed, and travelling on for weeks without hearing of any employment.

'And then it was that your little brother was born. Such a pretty baby he was, and I named him Arthur after my father. I was very, very poor when he was born, and I could hardly get clothes for him to wear, but oh, Rosalie darling, I loved him very much! I wrote to my mother to tell her about it, and that baby was to be christened after my father; but she sent back my letter unread, and I never wrote to her again. And one day, when I took up a newspaper, I saw . . . Read More

Community Reviews

A Peep Behind the Scenes has been a favorite of mine for many years. I'll pick it up every now and again and lose myself in the story of a hurting little girl who just wants her family to be whole and to stop running. This story is so beautifully written and is the perfect example of God's forgivene

Absolutely amazing book.

*listened to it*


There was a lot of death the two parents died it was so sad but it was good

I haven't done a review in a while, and this was the perfect book to start back doing reviews.

A Peep Behind the Scenes is a historical fiction book I've owned for some time now. It is part of the Lamplighter Collector Series, which is a subscription company that focuses on old Christian literature.

My Mom read this book aloud to me when I was young and then a few years later I read it book to myself when I was 10 years old.

Rosalie is the daughter of a traveling theater master and is envied by many young girls as she appears to live a life full of glamour, glitz, and glory. But beneath the hap

What a heart-warming story of faith, redemption, and reconciliation. My children selected this story to read together this summer. It was a bit wordy for me, as I felt myself wanting to skip some details to get to the plot. Yet, I found myself wanting more of the passages of Rosalee and her mother.

I have been so curious about this book for over a year. Very glad I finally was able to read it. Lot's of examples of how to start a conversation and share the news of the Good Shepherd to others. How to use your faith in difficult situations and asking for Jesus's salvation. Looking forward to read

This book was fairly good, very close to the audio dramatisation. Why only three stars? Because it was manonatanis. Rosie moves somewhere, she leads someone to Christ by reading them the parable of the lost sheep, repeat about seven times. Also one of my favorite characters ended up dying in the end

Twelve year Rosalie Joyce lives with her father Augustus and mother Norah, but they have no fixed abode. They are actors who travel from fair to fair in a caravan. Augustus is a cruel man who drinks and carouses. Norah ran away from home to marry him and lost all contact with her family, but she is

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