Monday, August 29, 2011

Elsie's Endless Wait by: Martha Finley

In Elsie's Endless Wait, you meet Elsie Dinsmore, a sweet, eight year-old girl who will one day inherit a vast fortune. To some, she may sound extremely fortunate, but to Elsie, this means nothing.

Not without the love of the father she has never known.

Long ago, her father placed her with his parents and siblings, and then left... disappearing from her life completely.

Until now.

When Elsie learns of her father's home-coming, her spirits rise and she is determined to be his perfect little girl. But her father is not going to make it easy for her. Every mistake is deserving of a spanking, every bold word is punished.

Elsie's schoolteacher, Miss Day, hates her and often mistreats her. Her aunts and uncles (most of them are younger than herself) despise her and are forever blaming things on her. Elsie's grandparents are no better.

Arthur, the worst of Elsie's uncles, especially dislikes poor Elsie and treats her cruelly. Clueless to this, Elsie's father believes the lies of his brothers and sisters and gives Elsie unfair punishment.

Elsie's heart is broken... her father does not love her! And she can take no refuge in her relatives, whom she has lived with all her life, because they all wish her gone.

The only person she can turn to is Jesus. At eight years-old, Elsie is an extremely mature Christian and realizes the privileges that God has given her. But can her faith help her endure her relative's taunts and teasings? And will she ever win her father's love?

Here's the book trailer, which I thought was very good, by the way.

My thoughts:

What a great book! It was simple and charming and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!

I know a few people don't like this book, because they think Elsie is too easy to influence and gives in too much. But I think that she is sooo sweet! Of course, it did bug me a little, but she is just trying to live out what Jesus said to do, even if she does go a little overboard in one chapter.

Objectional Content:

Language: None.

Romance/Sexual Content: None.

Violence: None.

Drugs/Alcohol: None.
Eight and up
8/10 stars

1 comment:

  1. I read this book sometime ago and really enjoyed it too. I have also read books 2 and 3 which are good but haven't gotten around to the others. Will have to do that one of these days. Thanks for sharing.