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Elise the Actress: Climax of the Civil War (Sisters in Time #13)
by Norma Jean Lutz (Goodreads Author)
Time Period: With the nation convulsed by civil war, Elise Brannon wants people to look past the depressing news that arrives daily from the battlefields: Through her love of acting, she'll make them laugh and forget-at least for awhile. But even her optimism is challenged when a family friend dies from battle wounds. . .she's captured by a band of deserters. . .and Presid ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Barbour Books
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May 30, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I was so excited to find this series for my 10 and 7 year old daughters! They are avid readers, but I liked the Christian background of these books as an alternative to American girl and Dear America, which they also enjoy immensely. Elise experiences the loss of friends and some minor bullying resulting from her choices to do what she sees as right during the ending of the war. The book does not handle her deception with her parents, or the fact that her "gifts" to the needy are really supplies ...more
this book was a good book for younger girls I believe if they like the American girl series they will love these plus it has a Christian stand point and are age appropriate ,educational if you have a younger neice,granddaughter or little sister I suggest this for Christmas especially if they like history and theatre
I enjoyed the way this author handled the North's judgmental attitude toward Southerners and toward deserters. The children have to learn how to overcome their prejudices in light of events that affect their families. The situation with the deserters was a bit far-fetched, but the resolutions were sufficient. Great book for middle-school girls.
Nov 03, 2014 Jana Tenbrook (LeggingsAreNeverPants) rated it really liked it
This series is a great for girls who love the American Girls books, especially if you appreciate a Christian viewpoint. This was one of my favorites as a little girl, but the entire series is good for young chapter book readers.
Norma Jean Lutz’s writing career began when she enrolled in a writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 250 short stories and articles published in both secular and Christian publications. The full-time writer is also the author of over 50 published books under her own name and many ghostwritten books. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Affair de Coeur, Coffee Time Romance ...moreMore about Norma Jean Lutz...
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