Hello everyone! This is my first blog post and I hope you enjoy it!
Have you every heard of the Elsie Dinsmore series? I had not until the end of last year, when my sister Sarah collected the whole series for a good price. The books were good quality and she wanted to put them away and keep them for the future.
Right about that time I started really wanting to read more and more, but I could not find something that I really liked to read. I enjoyed the Rod and Staff books, which are really good, but I went through them so fast!! Then Sarah said I could read her Elsie books, so I took her up on it!! I often read the books just before bed … maybe you’re wondering why I’m wearing gloves in the picture above? I often have lotion on my hands so I wear gloves but I cut the fingertips off so that I can turn the pages easily 🙂
I am going to review the books in several blog posts – there are 28 books so I will share about 4 books in each post. The first few books were sad and hard to read sometimes but how it ended up was so beautiful!! These books are fun, exiting and conscience-building.
The first book is called Elise Dinsmore and it is amazing; Elise’s mother died when Elise was a baby and her father was not a believer. She endured her mean teacher and so much teasing of her cousins, and through it all she draws closer and closer to her Almighty God.
The second book is called Elsie’s Holidays At Roseland and it was sometimes hard to read. With her father not being a believer, he wanted her to do things that she did not think were right to do and it was hard to choose between her father on earth and her Heavenly Father but it ended up so wonderful!!
The third book is called Elsie’s Girlhood and it was very funny but sad too. In this book, her father got married to a young lady who was very kind to Elsie and then Elsie had a brother and sister born. This book also talked about when she was staying with an aunt and a bad man came and wanted to marry her and acted like a good man. She believed in what he said but one of her father’s friends (Mr. Travilla) found out who he was and told her father. And her father came and took her away back home. I enjoyed the third book a lot.
The fourth book is Elsie’s Womanhood. In this book she gets married to Mr. Travilla and her honeymoon is spent at her home in Louisiana where she lived as a little girl. In this book she also has four children: Elsie, Edward, Violet and Harold. The civil war is just beginning in this book and it talks about that some too.
I hope to write some more about these books again soon. If you are like me and want to read a book every chance you get, read these fun, character-building, exciting and realistic books!!
Please leave a comment if you have read Elsie books and tell what you thought about them. Thanks!
I hope you have a blessed day, and try and read the books!!