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Enter the world of Elsie! 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. You ll find Christian values, tender romance, family fun, and lasting lessons. These later books in the series include visits to historic sites in Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and New York.
Still the image of maternal beauty and grace, Elsie celebrates her fiftieth birthday as family and friends from far and near gather to express their love, Edward and Zoe Travilla contribute two special gifts for the birthday festivities. The sweet twins, Lily and Laurie, add to Elsie's burgeoning brood of grandchildren.
Max and Lulu accompany Captain Raymond on a business trip to the West, where they commemorate the Fourth of July with a grand party, complete with fireworks! Their business accomplished, the Raymonds travel by train to join the rest of the family at the summer cottages by the shore.