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Elsie's Kith and Kin (Elsie Dinsmore #12)

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The Raymonds enjoy a sudden windfall, and Lulu's continuing antics cause serious injury to the newest little Elsie.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Sovereign Grace Publishers (first published 1886)
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This is number 12 in the series written for girls in the late 1880s, which made it rather confusing since I had only previously read a couple of the much earlier books, five years ago. There are many people in Elsie's family who all seem to live in or around the same location, and I regularly lost track of who was whom.

Elsie herself, now a grandmother, does not come into this much. The earlier part of the story is taken up with her son Edward and his wife Zoe who have a disagreement about a fri
I liked this book. It def. wasn't my favorite Elsie Dinsmore book, though. My least favorite part was when I found out that (view spoiler). I did like the ending, though, when (view spoiler).
Mar 28, 2012 Holly rated it it was amazing
ELSIE'S KITH AND KIN is #12 in the Elsie Dinsmore series and one of the best. The main plot revolves around quick-tempered Lulu Raymond, who does something quite terrible in a fit of rage. There's much psychological realism in Lulu's reaction, her subsequent remorse and guilt. The book marks a turning point for her, in fact. Hereafter she will try harder, put more faith in God and ultimately develop more self-control. The question is, are there still going to be tragic consequences to what she d ...more
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Feb 19, 2009 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the family is on vacation, Edward and Zoe have Ion to themselves. Violet must constantly deal with Lulu's anger outbursts.

This book is written well, though it seams to go on to long on certain subjects.
Dec 31, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  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.
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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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