WorldCat Identities

Finley, Martha 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 332 works in 1,498 publications in 2 languages and 23,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Religious fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Finley
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

100 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pious young girl has difficulty establishing a relationship with her worldly father who seems indifferent to her religious principles
Elsie's endless wait by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1840's, eight-year-old heiress Elsie Dinsmore has only her Christian faith and the hope of love from the father she has never met to sustain her while living on a southern plantation with relatives who care little for her and disapprove of her strong religious principles
Elsie's impossible choice by Martha Finley( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having refused to violate her religious principles, even at her father's command, nine-year-old Elsie and her father both suffer terribly during his recuperation from a serious illness, especially since his stepmother encourages the rift between them
Elsie's new life by Martha Finley( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her tenth summer, Elsie is reunited with old friends, travels throughout New England, and introduces her father to the woman who will become her new mother
Elsie's stolen heart by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting an elderly, eccentric great-aunt in Ohio, eighteen-year-old Elsie is courted by a young man who has been sent by her uncle Arthur to win not only her hand, but her fortune as well
Elsie's troubled times by Martha Finley( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Elsie and Edward experience the joys of parenthood, the Civil War begins and ends, with terrible losses to their families
Elsie's true love by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie, now twenty-one years old, wishes to marry an old friend but her father decrees she must first learn to manage her inheritance, including her mother's Louisiana sugar plantation and its slaves
Elsie's great hope by Martha Finley( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie and her family endure tragedies as well as experience the joys of life in the 1870s
Millie's unsettled season by K. R Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millie Keith is moving from Ohio to Indiana with her family and her Christian faith must sustain her through the journey
Elsie's tender mercies by Martha Finley( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Violet's hidden doubts : book one of the A life of faith: Violet Travilla series, based on the characters by Martha Finley( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Violet tries to keep her family's spirits up during troubled times, she has many doubts of her own
Violet's amazing summer : book two of the A life of faith: Violet Travilla series, based on the characters by Martha Finley( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violet is excited to spend the summer with her Aunt in Ohio, but when a tragedy occurs will her faith be strong enough?
Christmas with Grandma Elsie by Martha Finley( Book )

31 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandma Elsie hosts a joyful holiday celebration at Ion, twins Herbert and Harold decide to enter the ministry, and Max and Lulu learn lessons in humility, courage, and honesty after Lulu traps two burglars in the strong room at Woodburn
Elsie at Nantucket : a sequel to Elsie's new relations by Martha Finley( Book )

29 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Raymonds invite Elsie and her family to accompany them on a trip to Nantucket by yacht
Elsie's motherhood : a sequel to Elsie's womanhood by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie and her husband Edward take delight in their burgeoning family in the aftermath of the Civil War
Grandmother Elsie : a sequel to Elsie's widowhood by Martha Finley( Book )

19 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two Elsies by Martha Finley( Book )

26 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lester and Elsie Leland take responsibility for Lester's orphaned niece, Evelyn, who becomes close to Lulu, and they and their families decide to spend the winter on a Louisiana plantation
Elsie's womanhood : a sequel to "Elsie's girlhood" by Martha Finley( Book )

22 editions published between 1875 and 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grown-up Elsie meets her wealthy Aunt Stanhope and another relative with more diabolical plans. Can faith find the truth before dreams are shattered?
Holidays at Roselands : a sequel to Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley( Book )

24 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie at the World's Fair by Martha Finley( Book )

23 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dinsmores and other family and friends attend the 1893 World's Fair Exposition in Chicago
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMartha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Author of An old fashioned boy, 1828-1909

Author of Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth 1828-1909

Author of Elsie Dinsmore, 1828-1909

Author of Little Joe Carter, 1828-1909

Author of Marion Harvey 1828-1909

Author of Try 1828-1909

Author of Wanted-a pedigree, 1828-1909

Cousin Martha, 1828-1909

Ella Clinton and Aunt Ruth, Author of 1828-1909

Farquharson, Martha 1828-1909

Little Joe Carter, Author of, 1828-1909

Marion Harvey, Author of 1828-1909

Martha, Cousin, 1828-1909

Martha Finley Amerikaans schrijfster (1828-1909)

Martha Finley Children's writer, novelist, teacher

Try, Author of 1828-1909

Languages
English (367)

Russian (1)

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Elsie's endless waitElsie's impossible choiceElsie's new lifeElsie's stolen heartElsie's troubled timesElsie's true loveElsie's great hopeMillie's unsettled season