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'It was not true love,' Elsie managed to say. 'It was all deception. A man in whom I believed had nothing but greed in his heart, yet I couldn't see the truth. He is in prison now, for theft and defrauding another unsuspecting person.' Unbidden tears welled in Elsie's eyes, and she cried out. 'Oh, Mrs. Murray, how can I ever trust my feelings again? How can I ever know the difference between love that is true and what is false?' Elsie's experiences with a cunning charlatan have led her to doubt herself, and not even two years in the royal courts and stately homes of Europe have completely healed her wounded heart. But Elsie is now twenty-one and about to return to her homeland. Will she abandon all her dreams of finding true love? Can anyone overcome her memories of the treacherous Bromly Edgerton? Will she recognize the face of true love? In this fifth book of the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series, readers will follow the charming heroine on a crucial, life-changing journey. Along the way, she will return to the place of her birth, meet old friends and new, and encounter difficulties and dangers that challenge her strong sense of right and wrong. Adapted from the 19th century novels by Martha Finley, Elsie's True Love is a story sure to thrill everyone who believes in the power of love.
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Elsie Dinsmore is now a young woman who has passed her twenty-first birthday, or her "majority." As an adult, she is responsible for the large inheritance left to her by her mother, yet the privileges of wealth are of little importance to Elsie. Like most young women of her day, she is concerned about her future and the prospect of finding a husband and life partner. She knows that the man she marries must share her abiding Christian faith and be of fine character and loving disposition. But she has been deeply hurt by a deceitful suitor who loved only her wealth. As this new novel begins, she is understandably mistrustful of her ability to recognize real love when it comes her way.
In this book, the fifth in the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series adapted from the original 19th century volumes written by Martha Finley, readers will join the resilient heroine as she embarks on one of life's most important journeys--the search for Elsie's True Love. It is a journey with unexpected complications and offers lessons that transcend time.
Though Elsie is a 19th century woman, her struggles and her hopes are not so different from those of girls and young women of the 21st century. Marriage may be uppermost in Elsie's mind, but she has other issues to contend with--changes in her relationships with her parents, other family members, and friends now that she is an adult herself; the proper management of the large estate and many business interests that make up the bulk of her inheritance; and dealing on a personal level with the pressing social and moral dilemmas of her era. At times, she is uncertain of her judgment and her ability to cope with her new independence.
But whatever befalls her, Elsie knows that her greatest help and comfort lies in the love of her Heavenly Father and Beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the message of Christian faith and love which Martha Finley sent out in her wonderful Elsie novels to the young people of the 19th century. It is our pleasure, at Mission City Press, to carry Miss Finley's message forward today, though these newly adapted and updated versions of the story of Elsie Dinsmore's life of faith.
Other books in the series carried by amazon.com:
Book One - Elsie's Endless Wait ISBN 1928749011
Book Two - Elsie's Impossible Choice ISBN 192874902X
Book Three - Elsie's New Life ISBN 1928749038
Book Four - Elsie's Stolen Heart ISBN 1928749046
Book Six - Elsie's Troubled Times ISBN 1928749062
Elsie's Christmas Party ISBN 1928749526
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