'But the newspapers say it cannot last long, Papa, three months at most,' Elsie interjected. 'The newspapers are wrong,' Horace replied forcefully. 'This is American against American, and neither side will be easily defeated,' Edward said. Sadly, Horace added, 'We must prepare ourselves to wait out a long and bitter conflict. When we next see our homeland, all will be changed forever.'
Elsie's life seems nearly perfect when she returns home from her honeymoon. But not even the true love of husband and family can shelter her from the great upheaval that lies ahead. They are soon caught up in the bitter struggles between North and South. When the nation is torn apart, how will Elsie and her loved ones deal with its tragedies? Who will survive?
Elsie's Troubled Times, the sixth book of the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series, takes its heroine into one of the darkest periods of American history, the Civil War. As the war pits brother against brother on the battlefields, Elsie's ideals, loyalties, and even her Christian faith are threatened. Elsie's Troubled Times, adapted from the 19th century novels written by Martha Finley, is a life-and-death story sure to grip the heart of every reader.
About the Author
Mission City Press is a Christian publishing company dedicated to teaching kids to live a life of faith with passionate devotion to Jesus Christ.
Martha Finley (1828 - 1909) was a remarkable woman whose quiet Christian life has influenced many. A teacher by profession, her writing career began wih Sunday school stories for children. In 1868, her novel Elsie Dinsmore was published and became the publisher's best-selling book that year, spawning a series that sold millions of copies at home and abroad. The Millie books were a follow-up to that series.