throw back thursday
Throwback Thursday12:14 PM
This idea is borrowed from my girl over at I Heart YA Fiction . "Throwbacks can be: -a book you've read and loved, or a...
This idea is borrowed from my girl over at I Heart YA Fiction.
"Throwbacks can be:
-a book you've read and loved, or a book you've always wanted to read
-a book that brings back memories for you
-from as far back as childhood, or just from last year
-a classic or hidden gem"-From Take Me Away
Today's TBT is:
This series is my childhood. They are the first books my parents ever bought me. The first books I couldn't be torn away from. The first books I cried and laughed over. The first books I actually went back and read. I've read each of them at least four times. When I think of my childhood, of happy memories, of a downright good read.... I think of Elsie Dinsmore, Millie Keith, and Violet Travilla.
Most of the story takes place in the south east United States, on plantations. The other part of the series happens in foreign lands, on mission fields... and in Landsdale, Ohio and Pleasant Plains, Indiana. Essentially, this series is a majestic blend of Gone With the Wind, Little House on the Prairie, and anything by Elisabeth Elliot.
If you get the Life of Faith versions of the books, they come with really cool features. Like, there's an extensive forward that shows the history of traditions and the setting. If you ever need to research plantation life, just the Forward of Elsie Dinsmore could provide you with tons of information. Oh! And each book has a family tree at the beginning and details about the characters.
The most heartbreaking thing is that I've never met anybody else who's read this series. I've never been able to scream and laugh about the characters with anybody. I feel like it's my secret. These are my books. My stories. My characters. ...And I wanted to share that secret with you guys. The stories are meant for younger girls, but even as a New Adult, I still love these books. Each time I read them it's like the first time.
I hope one day you'll be able to fall in love with them too.