Elsie's Tender Mercies

Elsie's Tender Mercies

Book - 2001
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Elsie Dinsmore Travilla, who has always tried to live a truly Christian life, returns to Ion Plantation after the Civil War to discover that old hatreds run deep and that she must rely on her faith to withstand the Ku KLux Klan.

Zondervan House
The Civil War has come to an end, but Elsie's troubles are not over. As she and her family face the aftermath of war, pure hearts and kind gestures are often misunderstood. Hidden dangers lurk everywhere, and the Travillas and Dinsmores find their Christian faith and love challenged as never before. Their trust will be betrayed, and they will face a battle for their lives.
Vi was deeply frightened. Sinking down at the base of the old tree, she began to cry. 'Where am I? Oh, please help me, Jesus!' She continued to sob and pray, and somewhere in her mind, she remembered what her dear Mamma once told her: 'If you are ever lost, stay where you are, and Mamma and Papa will find you. Call out to guide out steps.' Huddled on the ground, she cried out, 'Help me, Papa! Help me, Mamma! Please find me!' Returning to the South after the end of the Civil War, Elsie and her family look forward to the new peace. But Elsie, her husband, and their five young children discover that their beloved homeland bears terrible wounds. The war has left anger and bitterness in its wake. Old resentments are revived. Secret forces gather, and violence is a constant threat. No one is safe from men who attack their innocent victims under the cover of darkness. When Elsie and her loved ones became the targets of hate-filled words and actions, will their faith be strong enough to protect them from harm? In Elsie's Tender Mercies---the seventh book in the Elsie Dinsmore: A Life of Faith series---the Travillas and Dinsmores find their Christian faith and love challenged as never before. Their trust will be betrayed, and they will be asked to open forgiving hearts to friend and foe alike. Adapted from the 19th century novels of Martha Finley, Elsie's Tender Mercies is certain to thrill readers with its story of one brave family facing the battle of their lives.

Publisher: Franklin, Tenn. : Mission City Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781928749073
Characteristics: 252 p. ; 22 cm


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Great book, great series! Good mixture of history, fiction, and faith!

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