Elsie grew up most of her childhood father and motherless, as her father finished college and traveled abroad and her mother had passed away when she was only a baby. She lived in the home of her hard, bitter grandfather and his unkind wife, with only her nursemaid to guide her through life.
Millie had to leave a life filled with friends and wealth behind in Ohio when her father decided to move his family to a rough, undeveloped frontier town - Pleasant Plains, Indiana - where they suffered hot summers and epidemics.
Violet grew up in a wealthy neighborhood with a large family and all the happiness in the world. But she then has to face her father passing away, the threatening trials of running a mission house in a notorious neighborhood, and many other trying times. Why are these books so dear to me?
The characters. The faith that each book portrays. The excitement that each book brings. The settings and time period. I adore this series. I've fallen in love with so many of the characters - Millie Keith, Violet Travilla, Edward Travilla, Horace Dinsmore Jr., Zoe Love, Cyril Keith, Ed Travilla, Gordon Lightcap, Walter Dinsmore, Charles Landreth, Marcus Darius Raymond, Wealthy Stanhope, and so, so many more! All of the stories interweaved into all of the books make them riveting, exciting, and fun. There's action, adventure, humor, tear-jerking moments...
These books are incredible. They are Christ-centered, have perfectly sweet (yet clean) romance, and faith-trying struggles that each character faces in their life. They are perfect for girls trying to find Godly books that are gripping and fun. Suffice to say, I own all 24 books, and I love them!
After now having introduced you my beloved A Life of Faith series, I will be doing a series of book reviews for each of the Millie, Violet, and Elsie novels, starting with the Millie Keith series.
Keep a good lookout! Coming soon...