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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.
"Elsie at Viamede, Book 18". As the Dinsmores, Travillas, and Raymonds continue their stay at Viamede and Grandma Elsie regains her health, the entire family enjoys the outdoor pleasures of winter in the South. Captain Raymond regales everyone with stories of the naval and military history of New Orleans and Louisiana, as well as the story behind the national anthem.
The entire family enjoys a festive gathering at cousin Betty Johnson's wedding in the North. As the Raymonds return to Woodburn, they stop to visit Max at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.