The books are great as each character has a really good story with adventure, excitement, romance, but most especially a really strong Christian message. I feel like these books have really strengthened my faith.
Millie Keith, Elsie's cousin, is the eldest girl of 8 children whose family decides to move from their hometown of Lansdale, Ohio to Pleasant Plains, Indiana. Millie struggles with her faith throughout the first couple books, as she deals with the pain of leaving her home and friends, the inconvenience of having to live in a warehouse upon reaching Pleasant Plains, and many other trials and tragedies. Oh, and of course, dealing with her siblings! :)
Violet Travilla, the daughter of now married Elsie (don't worry, I won't tell who she marries!) is growing up on a plantation with her large family when tragedy strikes. Heartbroken and shattered inside, Violet is plagued by doubts and fears that only One can dispel....
Laylie Colbert is a young slave, her only family being her older brother, Luke. When Millie Keith visits her uncle's plantation (where Laylie and her brother live), she is horrified by the treatment of the slaves and condition in which they live. Millie befriends Laylie and comes up with a daring plan to free Laylie and Luke. Will it work? Will Laylie be brave enough to succeed?
Kathleen McKenzie, is a Scottish girl during the Great Depression (1930s). Facing hardships and trials, Kathleen must rely on her faith to get her through these tough times ahead.
These books are great for any girl, any age. Even my mom enjoys them!