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  • ISBN: 9781-58474-2104
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publisher: Lamplighter Publishing

Comfortable Troubles (Elizabeth Prentiss)

$26.00 $23.50

Lucy is so close to her family that it would break her heart to be separated from them. Yet if she is to regain her health, she must leave her loved ones, along with the many responsibilities she fulfills, and try to rest. With Lucy’s journey come new trials. On more than one occasion you will want to rescue her and give Miss Prigott a piece of your mind!

While many would buckle under daily oppression, Lucy becomes stronger. She is encouraged by her mother’s teaching, “Almost anyone can run away from temptation. It is far nobler, and requires a higher degree of strength, to meet and conquer it.” With a determined spirit Lucy regains more than just her health.

Character themes in this story: selflessness and selfishness.

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Comfortable Troubles

Lucy is so close to her family that it would break her heart to be separated from them. Yet if she is to regain her health, she must leave her loved ones, along with the many responsibilities she fulfills, and try to rest. With Lucy’s journey come new trials. On more than one occasion you will want to rescue her and give Miss Prigott a piece of your mind!

While many would buckle under daily oppression, Lucy becomes stronger. She is encouraged by her mother’s teaching, “Almost anyone can run away from temptation. It is far nobler, and requires a higher degree of strength, to meet and conquer it.” With a determined spirit Lucy regains more than just her health.

Character themes in this story: selflessness and selfishness, temptation and resisting sin.

Formerly titled “The Flower of the Family”, this is one of many Elizabeth Prentiss favorites, including:

  • Stepping Heavenward
  • Aunt Jane’s Hero
  • Little Susy Stories
  • Little Threads
  • The Little Preacher

Contents

  1. Comfortable Troubles
  2. Trouble Bearing Fruit
  3. Homely Discipline
  4. Arthur
  5. Baby Number Two
  6. Sorrow at Night, Joy in the Morning
  7. The Uncle’s Visit
  8. New Scenes and New Friends
  9. A Glimpse at Society
  10. The Sixteenth Birthday
  11. Good Intentions, If not Good Works
  12. The Consequences of a Prescription
  13. The Storm Before the Calm
  14. Cases of Conscience
  15. The Seaside
  16. Life at School
  17. The Holidays
  18. Lucy in Trouble
  19. A Visit from Miss Prigott, and What it Led to
  20. Every Life has its Romance
  21. A Not Agreeable Surprise
  22. Shows the Clouds Dispersing
  23. Resolve
  24. A Relief
  25. A Shadow
  26. The Broken Circle
  27. A New Home

About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series 

Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family.  The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ.  As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel.  Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.

Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God.  Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings.  But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.

About the Author

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (1818-1878) was a highly popular author of books for children and adult women.  Daughter of New England minister Edward Payson, at age 19 she opened her own school. Bad health made it impossible for her to continue.  In 1845 she married Rev. George Prentiss and served alongside him in ministry.  Even as a teenager, Miss Prentiss loved writing.  By age 16, he was already published a piece in periodicals for youth.  This was followed by her first children’s book, Little Susy’s Six Birthdays, which was a great success.

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