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Christmas with Grandma Elsie (The Elsie Dinsmore Series #14)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The young folks enjoy parties hosted at various homes during the holiday season, and even Grandma Elsie and the other adults join in the fun.
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Sovereign Grace Publishers (first published 1876)
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This was a wonderful Elsie book with many thrills in it.
Again, like the last few books, the story centers on Lulu Raymond---Elsie's granddaughter.

The holidays have arrived and all of the family has grouped together at Grandma Elsie's house for the fun. There's snowball fights, sleigh rides, charades, stories, and other amusement provided by ventriloquist, Cousin Ronald. There's even quite a bit of suspense!

The book closes after some of the most dramatic events draw to an end. But I'm left longin
An enjoyable read. I've always enjoyed the Elsie Dinsmore series (the originals are far better than the modern versions), so I also enjoyed this one. Halfway through the series now!
A very nice Christmas story. This audiobook version is played many times every December holiday season at our house.
I think it is sweet and nice!!
CHRISTMAS WITH GRANDMA ELSIE is #14 in the series and the last, great Elsie book. It deals with a Christmas party that Elsie holds for her large extended family, where the children play charades and enjoy a magic lantern show. A fascinating glimpse into late nineteenth-century life. And later, Lulu emerges as a true heroine who rescues her family from burglars! This book has a "modern" feel, very different from earlier Elsie titles, and is exciting and fast-paced throughout. Highly recommended. ...more
This story is not badly written but a true period piece which I was willing to let go in places when it spoke about Christmas and family but it is very disturbing in others. Elsie is a high born girl whose father is a former captain in the military. They have land and the family behaves very well to each other. The black servants know their place and the Bible guides the treatment of them. They children are expected to treat animals very well. The ending is an enigma to me. Elsie on Christmas ev ...more
I do love how they incorporate the distant family and watch as it continutes to grow.

But I'm stopping this series...becuase the family is just to perfect.
They can't say hello without thirty sentences about how they want to be good and can be good with His help and how much they love each other............AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH.
Kim Justice
Jul 30, 2013 Kim Justice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
A Classic. And one that reminded me of our Christmas' when I was growing up. One of my grandma's

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I really like this series although it's a bit Calvinistic in its theology, and it's a bit uber-Christian; i.e., the Christians are really, really good and the non-Christians are really, really bad.
Cecil James
If you want a sermon, read this book. If you want to be entertained, skip it. What a bunch of dribble.
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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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More about Martha Finley...
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