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Elsie at Ion
Martha Finley
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Elsie at Ion (Elsie Dinsmore #19)

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Published by New York, Dodd, Mead & company (first published 1893)
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Oct 23, 2015 Tarissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another darling "Elsie" book to cherish. Wonderful, uplifting words fill its pages. As Elsie's story progresses, the fun begins with Miss Marian McAlphine coming (whom we have previously met in Minersville). Elsie Travilla's sons are graduating from college at this time. New marriages are in the beginning stages, and another family member starts giving their life to God. In the midst of all this, Cousin Ronald is eager to show off his "special talent" at all the family festivities. But I do beli ...more
Jun 15, 2016 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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. The further into the series you get, the more boring the books get because there are too many historical lectures in the later books rather than actual plots.
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Apr 20, 2013 Nicole G. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Still as preachy, but not as much of a history book as the previous few. Lots of ventriloquism going on in this book. The family is intermarrying again. Everyone is still very goody-goody. So not too much has changed.
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Martha Finley was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years. Finley wrote many of her books under the pseudonym Martha Farquharson.

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