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In this eight volume in the The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, Elsie's children -- Elsie, Edward, and Violet -- grow up and become adults. The events leading up to their marriages are causes for great celebration, and soon Elsie becomes a delighted, happy grandmother.


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In this eight volume in the The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, Elsie's children -- Elsie, Edward, and Violet -- grow up and become adults. The events leading up to their marriages are causes for great celebration, and soon Elsie becomes a delighted, happy grandmother.

30 review for Grandmother Elsie

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katja

    5 stars & 5/10 hearts. Every single one of the Elsie books seems to dwell on the topic of trusting God no matter what, and I am so grateful for that. It’s a blessed reminder for what’s going on right now. I really loved getting to know Captain Raymond and his children in this book; I look forwards to seeing more of them! And I really love Zoe & Edward’s relationship.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Grace Grzy

    Ahh, it felt so lovely to be reading an Elsie book again! The characters are just so lovely, and the story so pure and wholesome. The morals and messages sprinkled throughout, while a bit on the nose at times, are so good and encouraging. I loved these books as a pre-teen, and still do.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brenna

    There are alot of marriages in #8 of the Elsie Dinsmore series. Elsie's eldest daughter finds out her future husband, Lester Leland, is sick in Italy. She travels to Italy and while there marries him, and later comes home with a baby. Edward, Elsie's second child, marries a 15 year old girl, who's father just passed away. Right after Edward gets married, Violet, the third child, marries a sea captain, Levis Raymond. Levis's first wife died leaving him with three children, Max, Lulu, and Gracie. There are alot of marriages in #8 of the Elsie Dinsmore series. Elsie's eldest daughter finds out her future husband, Lester Leland, is sick in Italy. She travels to Italy and while there marries him, and later comes home with a baby. Edward, Elsie's second child, marries a 15 year old girl, who's father just passed away. Right after Edward gets married, Violet, the third child, marries a sea captain, Levis Raymond. Levis's first wife died leaving him with three children, Max, Lulu, and Gracie. Because their father is a sea captain and living away from home, he puts the girls in the care of their aunt, and Max in the care of a gentlemen. All of these children are abused and half starved. When their father gets married they move to live with their mother.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Faith Burnside

    All the creepy references to "my dear young child wife"

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tabby

    I really enjoyed this book and I like how much they talk about God. Over all, this was really good read, and I would read this again.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    GRANDMOTHER ELSIE is #8 in the Elsie Dinsmore series and one of the best. Pure soap opera, but surprisingly well-written. It deals mostly with the romantic lives of Elsie's three oldest children: namesake Elsie, Edward and Violet. The melodrama begins when namesake Elsie hears of her lover's illness and rushes overseas to Rome, to nurse him. After that Edward marries a fifteen-year-old orphaned girl, quite unexpectedly and under tragic circumstances. And then Violet marries Captain Raymond, a mi GRANDMOTHER ELSIE is #8 in the Elsie Dinsmore series and one of the best. Pure soap opera, but surprisingly well-written. It deals mostly with the romantic lives of Elsie's three oldest children: namesake Elsie, Edward and Violet. The melodrama begins when namesake Elsie hears of her lover's illness and rushes overseas to Rome, to nurse him. After that Edward marries a fifteen-year-old orphaned girl, quite unexpectedly and under tragic circumstances. And then Violet marries Captain Raymond, a middle-aged widower with children. Author Martha Finley takes the series in a whole different direction by introducing an interesting new character: Violet's stepdaughter, nine-year-old Lulu. Lulu steals every scene that she's in. She's initially very jealous of "Mamma Vi." Unlike the angelic Elsie, this new little girl has many human faults. Notwithstanding she's a realistic and likable creation. I always cared more about Lulu's struggle to be good because Lulu had a quick temper to contend with and a naturally rebellious spirit. Lulu's rages are upsetting to her as well as to everyone else, and only her father Captain Raymond can control her. The Lulu-Captain relationship may remind readers of Elsie-Papa; yet Captain Raymond seems a wiser and more reasonable parent than the arrogant Horace Dinsmore. In fact, the writing here is better than that in previous books, with a more realistic delineation of character. Lulu is described as neither black nor white but in shades of gray. In other words, she's more believable than Elsie ever was and much more true-to-life.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Salinn

    This book was one of my favorites!In this book Elsie's three oldest children marry. Elsie,Edward,and Violet all within weeks of each other. Violet marry's a widower with three children and on of them is very badly behaved. The Dinsmore, Travilla,and Raymond Family all spemd a summer in cottages at the sea before Captain Raymond goes out to sea again (the Captain is Vi's husband). Elsie and Lester also have a baby at the end of the book. Like maost books though it has a fault here and there.....bu This book was one of my favorites!In this book Elsie's three oldest children marry. Elsie,Edward,and Violet all within weeks of each other. Violet marry's a widower with three children and on of them is very badly behaved. The Dinsmore, Travilla,and Raymond Family all spemd a summer in cottages at the sea before Captain Raymond goes out to sea again (the Captain is Vi's husband). Elsie and Lester also have a baby at the end of the book. Like maost books though it has a fault here and there.....but I enjoyed most of it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Meadow Frisbie

    Elsie's daughter, Little Elsie, finally weds her love, Lester. Edward falls in love and marrys the dinsmores old friends' daughter Zoe Love. Meanwhile, Captain Raymond courts and wins the heart of Violet. When more aditions begin to add to the family. Elsie finally feels like a grandmother.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    This series is a bit Calvinistic in its theology, and it's also a bit uber-Christian; i.e., the Christians are really, really good and the non-Christians are really, really bad.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth Gimenez

    This one is good too. I like reading how people grow up. It's also sad too.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Two stars for the lolz.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cathleen

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katie Dailey

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Lynn Mccoy

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella

  17. 4 out of 5

    Liya

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chloe

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amber Kairalla

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ellyn Davis

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kathely

  23. 4 out of 5

    Melody

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pam

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kellyn Roth

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gracie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ava Fletcher

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julie Madden

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenalee

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