Eighty Seven

Read by TriciaG

(4.7 stars; 174 reviews)

Twelve-year-old Winter Kelland is an orphan indentured to a cold, harsh farming couple. His one bright spot is eight-year-old Vine, a neighbor girl who believes he can do great things if he can get an education. Win finally has enough of the hard life at the farm and runs away. But he discovers that even his poor life at the farm was desirable to being a half-starved tramp. At his lowest, he encounters a prickly spinster who learns to follow God's command, "He that honoreth Him hath mercy on the poor." The title, Eighty Seven, refers to the year Vine will turn 22 years old and will have a grand birthday feast, and is a tribute to her Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) graduating class of 1887. (Summary by TriciaG) (8 hr 41 min)


Preface 3:01 Read by TriciaG
Eight and Twelve 17:11 Read by TriciaG
''March! I Said'' 15:58 Read by TriciaG
In Search of Home 17:44 Read by TriciaG
Practicing 17:28 Read by TriciaG
Opportunity 17:30 Read by TriciaG
Some Half-Way Thinking 16:53 Read by TriciaG
Unseen Connections 17:07 Read by TriciaG
''Will You?'' 16:53 Read by TriciaG
''I Will'' 17:53 Read by TriciaG
Growing ''Necessary'' 17:09 Read by TriciaG
Energy and Force 16:55 Read by TriciaG
Circles 16:39 Read by TriciaG
Photographs 16:25 Read by TriciaG
Experiments 17:46 Read by TriciaG
Sage Conclusions 17:13 Read by TriciaG
''Orders to Move'' 16:39 Read by TriciaG
Happenings 18:00 Read by TriciaG
Differing Worlds 18:26 Read by TriciaG
Seeking Stepping-Stones 19:23 Read by TriciaG
''Very Much Improved'' 18:50 Read by TriciaG
Progress 18:54 Read by TriciaG
Evolutions 17:16 Read by TriciaG
''In His Name'' 17:27 Read by TriciaG
A ''Providence'' 18:31 Read by TriciaG
A Great Many ''Little Things'' 17:46 Read by TriciaG
Home 18:23 Read by TriciaG
Circles Within Circles 19:38 Read by TriciaG
A Night for Decisions 17:14 Read by TriciaG
''That Beats Me!'' 25:05 Read by TriciaG


excellent Read!

(5 stars)

Another quality read by ?Pansy. Thanks to TriciaG who keeps them coming!

(4 stars)

From the context, the setting seems to be the initial Chautauqua summer program and associated mail-order educational programs. For some reason, the names and any other identifying information have been omitted. (? legal issues?) Anyway, it's a sweet romance with some appalling background information about the treatment of orphans in the poor house.

Maybe the best

(5 stars)

I've read many Pansy books, but this one is exceptional. It touches on so many human states and emotions that touch many lives and situations.

Beautiful Story

(5 stars)

It is a beautiful story of God's care of an orphan boy Winter and his friend Vine who were suddenly separated.

(5 stars)

Love all her books! So much fun to listen to and I love her focus on Christ!

Inspiring story

(4.5 stars)

It's a good story but also gives much food for thought, well read too.


(5 stars)

I love the author and the reading of this book! So soothing!

(5 stars)

excellent book, well worth the reading of it