Julia Ried

Read by TriciaG

(4.7 stars; 155 reviews)

Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Sequel to "Ester Ried." Julia Ried must take a job as a bookkeeper in a factory to earn a living. The mistress of her boardinghouse influences her in a negative way, drawing her into a life and attitude displeasing to God. Will her family and friends be able to convince her stand up for what's right? (Summary written by TriciaG)

Previous book in series: Ester Ried
Next book in series: The King's Daughter (7 hr 26 min)


01 - In Which I Find My Sphere 18:24 Read by TriciaG
02 - In Which I Am Puzzled 22:15 Read by TriciaG
03 - In Which I Meet the Social Question 13:22 Read by TriciaG
04 - In Which I Become Sub-Sexton 14:10 Read by TriciaG
05 - In Which Work Is Done for Eternity 14:30 Read by TriciaG
06 - In Which I Meet the Other Side of the Question 18:43 Read by TriciaG
07 - In Which Is a Troubled Sunday 16:40 Read by TriciaG
08 - In Which I Discover a Christian Duty 16:21 Read by TriciaG
09 - In Which I Have a Religious Conversation 14:15 Read by TriciaG
10 - In Which We Make Calls and Comments 15:28 Read by TriciaG
11 - In Which My Head Gets Ahead of My Heart 13:15 Read by TriciaG
12 - In Which I Find a Slippery Path 14:08 Read by TriciaG
13 - In Which I Follow a False Light 18:06 Read by TriciaG
14 - In Which I Am Stung with the Truth 16:32 Read by TriciaG
15 - In Which Is Discussed the Difference Between White and Black 18:10 Read by TriciaG
16 - In Which I Have but One Voice 16:47 Read by TriciaG
17 - In Which I Tread Among the Shadows 15:42 Read by TriciaG
18 - In Which the Blind Led the Blind 16:26 Read by TriciaG
19 - In Which Are Conflicting Forces 14:14 Read by TriciaG
20 - In Which Are Some Searching Questions 14:14 Read by TriciaG
21 - In Which Class Is Not Considered 14:54 Read by TriciaG
22 - In Which the Comfort of Mourning Is Discussed 15:19 Read by TriciaG
23 - In Which I Prove the Truth of an Old Adage 15:54 Read by TriciaG
24 - In Which Is a Surprise and a Blessing 16:09 Read by TriciaG
25 - In Which There Is Much Joy and Some Work 15:44 Read by TriciaG
26 - In Which I Feel My Destiny Approaching 13:53 Read by TriciaG
27 - In Which I Looked for One Scene and Found Another 17:29 Read by TriciaG
28 - In Which He Led Us in Paths that We Did Not Know 15:27 Read by TriciaG


A Study in Wisdom and Folly

(5 stars)

Are we able to determine if persuasion is from a godly person or an evil person if both come packaged in similar wrappings? Sweet words, couched in soft concern but barbed beneath with malice can be deadly.

3rd Time and I'm still learning

(5 stars)

I'm going back through the Ester Ried books (this time it's 3/31/2021). They are highly recommended for an inventory of your spiritual walk. I especially appreciate how the characters are able to defend their faith and cause others to contemplate what are believed to be "harmless" activities. i have a LOT of bookmarks. I did not know until recently that Isabelle Alden was also a Pastor's Wife. no wonder she 'gets' me so well (and no WONDER she used a pen name!) Thanks as always to TriciaG for reading my favs!


(5 stars)

Story: Love the continuing story in the Ried family. Hopeful for more of the kind! Reader: Tricia G has a flatter reading style than I prefer, however, she is a suitable reader for the story.


(3 stars)

nice and entertaining but is 80% a display of the sinful character of the characters and then a dramatic turnaround and 20% of reformation in the last 40 minutes


(4 stars)

Great reading TrishaG. I can't help but think what a pack of absolute nasty cows the majority of characters in this book are! Unbelievable gossips, nasty and empty and petty and coercive. Hard to believe this went on to this degree in "polite society", but from other historical novels, apparently it was not uncommon.

(3.5 stars)

I agree with Sherry Woomert's review, how can a 16-year-old from a small town recognize so smooth a manipulator? The landlady is not precisely evil, but she plays games with people's lives and emotions like a puppeteer.

so sweet and refreshing!

(5 stars)

I love these books while I do the dishes and clean up around the house! they remind me of our true priorities in life 😊

Satan’s Subtlety

(3 stars)

The voice of Satan can speak through one who claims to be God’s servant. And his voice and ideas can be very subtle indeed.