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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Finley Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Original Elsie Classics Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781455178704
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It is time for celebration as Elsie prepares to marry her beloved Edward. Following their wedding, the happy couple honeymoons at Viamede, the childhood home of Elsie’s mother in the bayou region of Louisiana. Here Elsie’s faith matures, and she learns to share her belief with others in a meaningful way.

Four children—Elsie, Edward, Violet, and Harold—are born to Elsie and Edward, who experience the joys and heartaches of parenthood. Meanwhile, the country teeters on the brink of civil war. Mindful of the tragedies unfolding around her, Elsie is touched by the painful divisions brought on by the War Between the States and the devastating loss of family and friends that accompanies it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There has been almost no character in American juvenile fiction which has attained more widespread interest and affection than Elsie.”

    Ladies Home Journal, 1893

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bkwyrm | 4/12/2012

    " Yep. Still reading them. Don't ask me why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole G. | 1/7/2012

    " So many children! and they just appear with no explanation. Yay, and Elsie marries a much-older man. Creepy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 12/23/2011

    " All the Elsie books are fantastic, especially the first ten! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth Gimenez | 12/2/2011

    " I just finished reading this one. It was good, but also sad reading about the civil war how that brothers fought against each other. The book might not be true but its sad knowing that things like that really did happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/24/2010

    " I really like this series although it's a bit Calvinistic in its theology, and it's a bit uber-Christian; i.e., the Christians are really, really good and the non-Christians are really, really bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae M. | 7/13/2010

    " I think I had to skim parts of this one due to the sickening sugariness. Guilty pleasures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 1/22/2010

    " Elsie and her father prepare for her marriage to dear Edward Travilla.

    This book was one of my favorite's of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 1/31/2009

    " All the Elsie books are fantastic, especially the first ten! "

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About the Author
Author Martha Finley

Martha Finley (1828–1909) was born in Ohio. She was a private educator in Pennsylvania until she became ill and moved to Elkton, Maryland, where at age twenty-six, she began her literary career as a means to support herself. She wrote twenty-eight Elsie books and was one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time, with over twenty-five million readers in both America and England.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”