In Elsie’s Children, her children are growing up and maturing. Because of Lily’s ill health, Elsie, her husband, her 17 year old daughter, and the newborn of the family, are forced to travel North to find a doctor, leaving the other children behind in the care of old friends for the time being. When Violet’s friend, Isa, becomes a Catholic, Isa tries to convert her over. Violet is not convinced and later, Isa’s secret faith comes out in a heated discussion with family members. Lily is brought home, but passes away shortly afterwards. Through it all, Elsie maintains her faith and trust in God. Isa becomes a sincere Christian, and the whole family go to the seashore for the summer. Elsie’s daughter, Elsie, falls in love with a man, who asks for her hand. It is granted. Will he succeed? This book has a more emphasis on Elsie’s children than Elsie herself, but it is still good reading.