A Life of Faith
A Life of Faith books are based on Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore and Mildred Keith books. They have been adapted to appeal to modern children. The language has been updated, and the stories have been shortened. The books are published by Mission City Press, located in Franklin, TN.
There are five series so far in the A Life of Faith series.
Elsie Dinsmore Series
The Elsie series is based on approximately the first six Elsie Dinsmore books. Some things have been changed such as the names of Elsie's two youngest children. In the original books they were Rosie and Walter. In the new version they are Rosemary and Daniel.
The series has eight books, a diary, and two supplement books.
- Elsie's Endless Wait (based on the classic Elsie Dinsmore, which was published in 1867)
- Elsie's Impossible Choice
- Elsie's New Life
- Elsie's Stolen Heart
- Elsie's True Love
- Elsie's Troubled Times
- Elsie's Tender Mercies
- Elsie's Great Hope (based on Elsie's Widowhood, which was published in 1880)
The supplements are
- Elsie's Christmas Party Book
- Elsie's Life Lessons
- Dear Elsie
- Elsie's Daily Diary
- Elsie's Paperdoll Collection
- Elsie's Endless Wait on Audiobook
- Elsie's Impossible Choice on Audiobook
The original books are
- Elsie Dinsmore
- Elsie's Holiday At Roselands
- Elsie's Girlhood
- Elsie's Womanhood
- Elsie Motherhood
- Elsie's Children
- Elsie's Widowhood
- Grandmother Elsie
- Elsie's New Relations
- Elsie At Nantucket
- The Two Elsies
- Elsie's Kith And Kin
- Elsie's Friends At Woodburn
- Christmas With Grandma Elsie
- Elsie At the Raymonds'
- Elsie Yachting With the Raymonds
- Elsie's Vacation
- Elsie At Viamede
- Elsie At Ion
- Elsie At the World's Fair
- Elsie's Journey On Inland Waters
- Elsie At Home
- Elsie On the Hudson
- Elsie In the South
- Elsie's Young Folks
- Elsie's Winter Trip
- Elsie And Her Loved Ones
- Elsie And Her Namesakes
The Millie Keith books are based on the Mildred Keith books written by Martha Finley. Millie Keith is Elsie Dinsmore's cousin.
The Millie Keith book series consists of eight books, a diary, and three supplements.
- Millie's Unsettled Season - Millie and her family moves to frontier Indiana.
- Millie's Courageous Days - Millie and her family come down with fevers.
- Millie's Remarkable Journey - Millie travels to her uncle Horace Dinsmore, Sr.'s plantation.
- Millie's Faithful Heart
- Millie's Steadfast Love
- Millie's Grand Adventure
- Millie's Reluctant Sacrifice
- Millie's Fiery Trial
The extras are:
- Millie's Life Lessons
- Millie's Prayer Projects
- Dear Millie
- Millie's Daily Diary
- Millie's Paperdoll Collection
- Millie's Unsettled Season on Audiobook
- Millie's Courageous Days on Audiobook
The original books are:
- Mildred Keith
- Mildred at Roselands
- Mildred and Elsie
- Mildred's Married Life, and a Winter with Elsie Dinsmore
- Mildred at Home: With Something about her Relatives and Friends
- Mildred's Boys and Girls
- Mildred's New Daughter
The Violet Travilla books focus on Elsie's second daughter Violet. It starts at approximately book seven of the classic "Elsie Dinsmore" series.
The series consists of eight books.
- Violet's Hidden Doubts (based on Elsie's Widowhood, which was published in 1880) - Violet's father dies. She faces doubts and hides them to herself. If you have recently experienced a death, this book will help you through it.
- Violet's Amazing Summer - Violet visits her relatives.
- Violet's Turning Point
- Violet's Bold Mission
- Violet's Perplexing Puzzles
- Violet's Bumpy Ride - Max, Lulu, and Gracie Raymond are introduced.
- Violet's Defiant Daughter
- Violet's Foreign Intrigue
- Violet's Life Lessons
- Violet's Devotional Sketchbook
- Violet's Daily Diary
The Laylie book is about a young slave girl, Laylie, who meets Millie Keith and must make some very important decisions.
The series consists of only one book.
- 1.Laylie's Daring Quest
Laylie Colbert is a 7-year-old girl growing up on Elsie's grandfather's plantation, Roselands, although it is before Elsie comes to live there. Laylie and her brother Luke are orphans, but are well taken care of by other slaves on the plantation. The book follows Laylie through many trials and hardships causing her to reconsider what she truly believes.
Kathleen's books were not written by Martha Finley, but are part of the A Life of Faith series. Kathleen is not related to the other girls.
The series consists of four books.
- Kathleen's Shaken Dreams
- Kathleen's Unforgettable Winter
- Kathleen's Abiding Hope
- Kathleen's Enduring Faith
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