Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Elsie's Endless Wait" by Martha Finley {+ Giveaway!}

{This blog is Two Years Old this week! Eeek! It’s party time! Everyday till Friday there’ll be a new review and giveaway! On Saturday a Double giveaway and wrap-up will be posted! Get your noise makers out and let’s celebrate!}  {Enter Giveaway #1 Here!} {Enter Giveaway #2 Here!}

About this book:

  “Miss Rose asked Elsie, 'Your father is away, isn't he?' Elsie looked up and replied wistfully, 'Yes, ma'am. He's in Europe. He has been away since before I was born, and I've never seen him. Oh, I do wish he'd come home! I want to see him so much! Do you think he would love me?'
  Meet Elsie Dinsmore, a lovely eight-year-old heiress who lives on a wealthy Southern plantation in the mid-1800's. Her mother is dead and she has never known her father. Living in her grandfather's home, she often feels rejected, unloved, and misunderstood. Elsie is sustained by her deep Christian faith and her hope to one day be loved by her father. But will Horace Dinsmore ever come home? Will he love her? Elsie's Endless Wait is the first book in the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series. This captivating story of a young girl's faith, purity of heart and simple Christian devotion, became an instant American classic over a hundred years ago. Now, in this revised and updated, modern-language edition of the 1868 book by Martha Finley, a whole new generation of readers will meet one of the most beloved fictional heroines of all time.”

Series: This series is based on the Original Elsie Dinsmore series written by Marta Finley. It is #1 in the “Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore” series.

Spiritual Content- The beginning of every chapter has a Scripture quoted; Prayers; ‘H’s when referring to God are capital (while those referring to Jesus are not); Many, many Scriptures are quoted; Many talks about God & the Bible; Elsie wants so much to be like Jesus and make Him happy; A Mention of Church going.
           *Note: Arthur threatens Wally that a ghost will get him.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’; Elsie’s teacher and family are mean/rude/just plain awful to her; A mention of a cigar; Mentions of spankings.  

Sexual Content- N/A

-Elsie Dinsmore, age 8
                                         Told in a Narrating voice

                                                Set in 1840s
                                                        199 pages

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My personal Rating-
Elsie really has the child like faith that the Bible talks about and I do like her, but she does come across a bit too, well, perfect. Sadly, I’m not the only one who thinks this, many reviewers aren’t a fan of this book. My only deal with this book is her father, I’m not a fan of him at all. Truly, I wanted to reached in and take poor Elsie away from all those people. This would probably be best for younger girls to read with a parent or trusted adult.
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*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


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  3. I'd like to see Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall reviewed. =)

  4. Both of the "Six Cousins" books by Kelsey Bryant.

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    Mowery, Janelle – “Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho” are the books I'd like to see reviewed.

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  7. Congratulations, Lindsey. Thank you for being there, answering all my questions, and your blog which you've worked tirelessly on! Again, thank you so much. Two books I'd like to see reviews of from your book list are "The New Girl" and "Who's Mandie", both by Lois Gladys Leppard.