Pansy

Ester Ried


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Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Ester Ried's life is a dull monotony of toiling at her family's boarding…

The King's Daughter


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Dell Bronson has been reared in Boston by her refined uncle and aunt until, at age 18, she is called home by her father, a coarse tavern own…

Mag and Margaret: A Story for Girls


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Little Mag Jessup is an orphan girl who works hard as a servant in Mrs. Perkins' boarding house to earn her keep. She has no education, exce…

The Browns at Mt. Hermon


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When she mistakenly receives an offer of work addressed only to "Mary Brown," the lonely young heiress Mary Thornton Brown forms a…

Tip Lewis and His Lamp


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Tip Lewis is a mischievous, unpromising scamp. One Sunday, a visiting Sunday school teacher tells his mission class how her minister had gro…

Julia Ried


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Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Sequel to "Ester Ried." Julia Ried must take a job as a bookke…

Four Girls at Chautauqua


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Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name “Pansy.” First in the Chautauqua Girls series. Four friends - spoiled, quirky Ruth; fun-lov…

Wise and Otherwise


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Immature Mr. Tresevant (from "The King's Daughter") comes to Newton with his spoiled wife to be the new pastor of the church atten…

Household Puzzles


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Household Puzzles peeks into the life of the Randolph family, four daughters and one son. They are financially strapped but must follow soci…

Links in Rebecca's Life


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Rebecca Harlowe is a young woman who strives to apply Christ's instructions in the Bible to her daily life and relationships. In this book w…

The Chautauqua Girls at Home


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Sequel to Four Girls at Chautauqua. Ruth, Flossy, Eurie, and Ruth return home as new Christians, eager to begin working. Their new faith cla…

Interrupted


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Alternately titled Out in the World. Claire Benedict is a capable, responsible, solid young Christian woman. Everyone leans on her for suppo…

Ruth Erskine's Crosses


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Third book in the Chautauqua Girls series. Written by Isabella Alden under the pseudonym Pansy.

The Randolphs


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The Randolphs is the sequel to Household Puzzles, and opens shortly after the previous book ends. It follows the "leadings of the Rando…

Ester Ried Yet Speaking


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Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Fourth in the Chautauqua Girls series. Alfred Ried (brother of Ester Rie…

Little Fishers and Their Nets


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Thirteen year old Nettie Decker is called home after having lived with another family for 7 years, to find that her father is a drunkard and…

One Commonplace Day


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A temperance lecturer misses his train and ends up attending a town picnic. It was a common enough picnic on a commonplace day. But the disc…

Eighty Seven


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Twelve-year-old Winter Kelland is an orphan indentured to a cold, harsh farming couple. His one bright spot is eight-year-old Vine, a neighb…

Judge Burnham's Daughters


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>Fifth in the Chautauqua Girls series. Ruth Erskine Burnham has helped raise her husband's two daughters, but all have rejected her faith…

Ester Ried's Namesake


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Esther Ried Randall tries to live up to her parents' expectations and the name she's been given, but her religion is a chore. Will she learn…

Aunt Hannah and Martha and John


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Aunt Hannah's fondest wish had been that her nephew John would marry a local girl and take over the family farm. Trouble was, John was neve…

Workers Together, or, An Endless Chain


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Sixth in the Chautauqua Girls series. It picks up the characters of Dr. Stuart Everett and Joy Saunders introduced in "Ester Ried Yet S…

Four Mothers at Chautauqua


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Final book in the Chautauqua Girls series. The four original girls return to Chautauqua on the 25 year anniversary of the trip that changed …

Ruth Erskine's Son


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Seventh book in the Chautauqua Girls series. Written by Isabella Alden under the pseudonym “Pansy.” Erskine, Ruth's son (a 5-year-old at t…

Divers Women


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A collection of short stories, highlighting some of the best and worst characteristics we women are capable of in our Christianity and in ou…

The Hall in the Grove


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Fearing that her son, Robert, will grow too intellectual to relate to his parents, Mrs. Fenton starts a "Chautauqua Literary & Scie…

Miss Dee Dunmore Bryant


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The Bryant family - widowed Mrs. Bryant and her children Benjamin, Caroline ("Line" for short), and little Daisy - is on the thin …

Twenty Minutes Late


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Sequel to Miss Dee Dunmore Bryant. Being 20 minutes late after a day out with the Kedwins and Ben and Daisy, her siblings, starts a series o…

The Pocket Measure


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Three young women are the central characters in this story. Callie and her husband are poor, but they are frugal, spending using God's princ…

From Different Standpoints


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How differently people view life, society, and religion, depending on their perspective! Perry, the often sick young man that is learning to…

Sunshine Factory


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Seven very short sweet stories by Pansy that you will not soon forget! They are stories children will love, and everyone can enjoy. They wil…

Wanted


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Twenty-seven year old Rebecca Meredith feels out of place and unwanted. She has lost her mother, brother, and idolized little sister to the …

LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection


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For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year…

Making Fate


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A group of young adults away on a nutting expedition is delayed in a hospitable home by a sudden rainstorm. After the storm, Marjorie insist…

Yesterday Framed in To-day: A Story of the Christ, and How To-Day Received Him


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What would have happened if Christ hadn't come to Israel 2000 years ago, but had come to North America at the end of the 19th Century? This …

Stories Worth Rereading


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A collection of short stories about many people. Some being tested, some being rewarded, all worth rereading! Many of them are the type to b…

Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking On


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Old Mrs. Solomon Smith considers herself "nothing but an ignorant old woman" who didn't have the advantages others did when growin…

Overruled


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Sequel to "Making Fate". We continue the story of Marjorie Edmonds and those who surround her: Mr. Maxwell, her mother's boarder; …

Pansies for Thoughts


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The young Grace Livingston compiled this book using quotes from her aunt's works; Isabella Macdonald Alden (who wrote under the pen name &qu…

What She Said and What She Meant, and People Who Haven't Time and Can't Afford …


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Two short stories by Pansy. In "What She Said and What She Meant," Mrs. Marks detests gossip and avoids it as much as she can. But…

David Ransom's Watch


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A tale of human choices and lost opportunities, and how one's choices affect so many other lives, for good or ill. A borrowed watch. A selfi…

Miss Priscilla Hunter, and My Daughter Susan


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Two shorter stories in one book. In "Miss Priscilla Hunter," the church has been carrying debt for years. It's an embarrassment, a…

Cunning Workmen


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Miss Cora Parkhurst is an irresponsible and flighty Sunday school teacher for a group of young ladies. She has simply no time to prepare the…

Grandpa's Darlings


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Fiction, or fact? The narrator asserts it's fact. The narrator is an author, whom her little nieces call "Auntie Belle". There's a…

Stephen Mitchell's Journey


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Stephen Mitchell is a young man without a place in the world. He hates farming, although he works endless hours on the poor family farm. He …

A Sevenfold Trouble


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This story is an honest record of what we, who are all writers, and all very intimate friends, have seen and heard as we looked on at the li…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2020


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Presenting the Christmas 2020 collection with many surprises and a few old favorites. Amongst other stories Santa is kidnapped, a basket of …

As in a Mirror


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A wealthy and successful author, John Stuart King is preparing to write his next book, which includes a homeless tramp. He has done all the …

Helen Lester


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Twelve year old Helen is determined to be a good girl, but the harder she tries, the worse her days go. Is there any hope? And what made suc…