Enter the world of Elsie Dinsmore! These nineteenth-century fictional chronicles of a beautiful young heiress in the Civil War South have captivated generations of 10– to 14–year-old readers eager to follow Elsie’s life from childhood to motherhood and beyond. Covers feature custom illustrations.
Elsie’s Girlhood, Book 3: Elsie’s father remarries, giving her a mother she adores—and a brother and sister. But not everybody has the young woman’s best interests in mind.
Martha Finley, Author
Martha Finley (1828–1909), the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, was a school teacher and author of numerous articles, essays, and books, the most well-known being the 28 volumes of her Elsie Dinsmore series. Turning to writing stories for young people as a means of supporting herself after a serious injury, Finley sold more books than any other children’s author of her day, with the exception of Louisa May Alcott.