Elsie's Motherhood


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(4.5 stars; 37 reviews)

After the Civil War, Elsie and her family return to their home in the South, dealing with the upheaval that the Reconstruction Era brought during the years after the war. (Summary by Gabrielle C)

(8 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:32 Read by Allison
Chapter One 17:42 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Two 12:00 Read by kandice stehlik
Chapter Three 15:25 Read by Lynne T
Chapter Four 22:52 Read by Lynne T
Chapter Five 13:57 Read by kandice stehlik
Chapter Six 14:18 Read by kandice stehlik
Chapter Seven 17:18 Read by kandice stehlik
Chapter Eight 21:44 Read by Lynne T
Chapter Nine 13:22 Read by Bethany Baldwin
Chapter Ten 24:12 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Eleven 14:51 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Twelve 29:41 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Thirteen 13:29 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Fourteen 24:20 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Fifteen 16:41 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Sixteen 10:51 Read by Lynne T
Chapter Seventeen 37:04 Read by AlaynaMay
Chapter Eighteen 13:16 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Nineteen 23:20 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Twenty 26:56 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Twenty-One 9:04 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Twenty-Two 12:57 Read by KHand
Chapter Twenty-Three 22:21 Read by AlaynaMay
Chapter Twenty-Four 16:45 Read by Bria Snow
Chapter Twenty-Five 11:36 Read by Lynne T
Chapter Twenty-Six 18:37 Read by Kimberly Krause
Chapter Twenty-Seven 14:00 Read by KHand
Chapter Twenty-Eight 17:05 Read by Lynne T

Reviews

delightful read

(3.5 stars)

This novel has a serious storyline. As a Black American, I am glad to see that this part of Elsie's life includes the anarchists known as the Klu Klux Klan. It was very well covered.

A Favorite

(5 stars)

I love the Elsie Dinsmore series (especially books 1-12) and this one (book 5 - Motherhood) is probably my favorite.

Good read

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed the book about the trials and joys of this happy little family. I also really enjoyed the reader.

Best Elsie Book Yet

(4 stars)

This one was much more decent than any previous book. Here's why: 1. Elsie and Edward treat their children well. 2. Elsie's children don't have semi-romantic relationships (at least, not yet) with grown men. 3. There was a lot of interesting historical information. That said, I find it hilarious that a lady who never had kids thought she knew so well how to raise children. (Moral of the story: if you're a perfect parent, you'll have darling little angels instead of normal children šŸ˜‚)