Mildred at Roselands
The Original Mildred Classics, Book Two
Slow to recover from her bout with ague, Mildred joins her uncle, Arthur Dinsmore, Sr., on a trip by rail and steamer to the Dinsmore home, Roselands, to take advantage of the southern climate. Mildred befriends the governess at Roselands and is befriended by sweet Violet Travilla, mistress of Ion and mother to Edward Travilla.
When Elsie’s guardian dies, the motherless Elsie is brought to Roselands while her father is still in Europe. Meanwhile, Mildred struggles to remain firm in her faith and endures the heartbreak of loving Charlie Landreth, someone she cannot marry.
Martha Finley’s Mildred Keith Series includes these volumes:
1: Mildred Keith
2: Mildred at Roselands
3: Mildred and Elsie
4: Mildred’s Married Life
5: Mildred at Home
6: Mildred’s Boys and Girls
7: Mildred’s New Daughter
About the Author
Martha Finley (1828-1909), American teacher and author, wrote the Elsie Dinsmore series. Her Presbyterian upbringing was the source of inspiration for her life’s work, piety, filial love and obedience. These were her main themes, especially in the Elsie books. Finley was a simple yet elegant woman who lived a quiet life. But we know few details. She never married though she knew great love through her family and beloved readers, especially children, whom she often addresses at the beginning of her novels. At one time she had over 25 million readers combined in North America and England. She went on from the Elsie Dinsmore series to write the Mildred Keith series as a follow-up.