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Elsie's Girlhood

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(4,016 Sterne; 96 Bewertungen)

In the third book of Martha Finley's much-loved Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie's life is traced from the tender age of 12 or 13 to the mature age of 21. Her life is not all sunshine and roses, but she is secure in the love of the Lord and her family. (Summary by GabrielleC) (9 hr 0 min)


00 - Preface


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01 - Chapter 1


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02 - Chapter 2


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03 - Chapter 3


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04 - Chapter 4


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05 - Chapter 5


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06 - Chapter 6


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07 - Chapter 7


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08 - Chapter 8


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09 - Chapter 9


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10 - Chapter 10


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11 - Chapter 11


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12 - Chapter 12


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13 - Chapter 13


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14 - Chapter 14


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15 - Chapter 15


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16 - Chapter 16


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17 - Chapter 17


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18 - Chapter 18


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19 - Chapter 19


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20 - Chapter 20


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21 - Chapter 21


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22 - Chapter 22


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23 - Chapter 23


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Still good

(4,5 Sterne)

The story is very good but on one chapter a little hard to understand.

(1 Sterne)

Spoiler Alert Okay. This book was more interesting than the others, and not quite as stuffy. I still grew very weary and disgusted with Pappa's caresses and kisses. Was this the way things were back then? The way he handled the villain who tried to marry Elsie for her money was decent, except when he decided she was in need of severe punishment for not resisting him more than she did in his efforts to kidnap her. The way he handled Herbert, the kind crippled boy, was heartless and cruel. And it is portrayed as just and kind, even after he dies of a broken heart. By far the most disturbing thing about this book is Mr. Trevilla. At the end of the book he admits to what we've been hoping was not the case all a long, that he has been HOPELESSLY in LOVE with Elsie ALL ALONG. Since she was 8 years old, and he was... 23? Absolutely disgusting. And it's portrayed as good. We wonder why the father who had so much protective anger against others who tried to win Elsie never noticed his friend kissing his daughter.

Sweet & Charming

(5 Sterne)

A quaint continuation of the story of tender Elsie growing up in continued obedience.


(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent, Amazing, Incredible and extremely heartwarming.

(4,5 Sterne)

They are all pretty good readers

Good basics in the book But

(2 Sterne)

I agree with another reviewer above.. the reader of last few chapters was so painful to listen to with the speech impediment and so very squeaky voice.. thanks for effort but it was only to finish the story that forced me to listen.. also I felt the Father's physical relationship was not in right bounds of father-daughter, especially when she was an older girl... inappropriate in fact, IMHO.. I also agree with something very wrong in Father's friend "falling in love" with a child and waiting for her to grow up... doesn't seem right.. anyway, besides that, some good basics of godly character but related in what seems an unbalanced way...

(0,5 Sterne)

I read all seven of the first books 3 times and the third time I read this book I honestly wish she would’ve married Edgar. It would’ve made the story and plot line So much more interesting! This book definitely would’ve gone on my favorite list.

(5 Sterne)

It is a great book.Gabrielle C is a good reader but with those braces she is very hard to understand.