The words of Jesus, “Suffer the little children to come unto me ... for of such is the kingdom of God” ought to be a living reality in young children. This 19th century story demonstrates just such a reality through the life of a little girl who loves the Savior and tries to obey his commands through persecution, temptation, and disappointment. Set in the coastal South of the 1840s, this Christian classic provides clear testimony to the Grace of God in the life of a child.
As a young heiress to an enormous fortune, Elsie Dinsmore has the wealth of the world at her fingertips. But as an endearing 8-year-old little girl, all Elsie ever wants is the loving care of her only surviving parent—her father, Horace Dinsmore. However, the young Mr. Dinsmore is oceans away in Europe without a single thought of her, except to relinquish his care to Elsie’s grandfather and step-grandmother at Roselands, the family’s Southern plantation. Surrounded by unloving relatives who treat her harshly, Elsie seeks comfort from her heavenly Father, the One she learns will never leave her nor forsake her. Her tender faith in Jesus will have to stand the test of immense trials and injustice that await little Elsie at Roselands.
Elsie Dinsmore is the first book in the original, unabridged nineteenth century Martha Finley classic, the Elsie Dinsmore Series. These books are best when read in order.
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