The King's Daughter

Read by TriciaG

(4.6 stars; 181 reviews)

Dell Bronson has been reared in Boston by her refined uncle and aunt until, at age 18, she is called home by her father, a coarse tavern owner in Lewiston. As a daughter of the heavenly King, she strives to honor her heavenly Father by wooing her earthly father to Christ and away from rum. Set in the era of the temperance movement of the 1800's. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Third in the Ester Ried series. (Summary by TriciaG)

Previous book in series: Julia Ried
Next book in series: Wise and Otherwise (5 hr 40 min)


01 - Dell's Return Home 14:38 Read by TriciaG
02 - The Young Mistress 13:32 Read by TriciaG
03 - The Letter and the Visitor 14:51 Read by TriciaG
04 - Signing the Pledge 13:05 Read by TriciaG
05 - The Temperance Meeting 13:48 Read by TriciaG
06 - The Drunkard's Home 14:59 Read by TriciaG
07 - The Infant Class 16:03 Read by TriciaG
08 - Finding Recruits for the Temperance Army 14:33 Read by TriciaG
09 - The Tea Party 18:22 Read by TriciaG
10 - Dell's Visitors 14:35 Read by TriciaG
11 - How to Teach Reckless Boys 15:27 Read by TriciaG
12 - The Temperance Dialogue 16:40 Read by TriciaG
13 - A Strange Scene in a Bar Room 14:18 Read by TriciaG
14 - A Trip to Boston 14:43 Read by TriciaG
15 - The Review 13:30 Read by TriciaG
16 - Principle or Expediency 13:55 Read by TriciaG
17 - Little Mamie's Death 14:46 Read by TriciaG
18 - Signing the Pledge the Second Time 11:59 Read by TriciaG
19 - The Wedding and the Wine 14:07 Read by TriciaG
20 - The Sad Funeral 13:24 Read by TriciaG
21 - Jim Forbes' Speech 12:30 Read by TriciaG
22 - The Fire 12:44 Read by TriciaG
23 - The Doctors and their Patient 11:49 Read by TriciaG
24 - The Strange Wedding 12:13 Read by TriciaG


(4 stars)

While I agree with the principles of the temperance movement, that issue was such a focal point that the plot sometimes became lost. Still definitely an encouragement for Christian living and standing for your convictions!

Lovely reading.

(3 stars)

I have thoroughly enjoyed many of the Pansy books, and been challenged by the dedication to holy living and serving God in them. This book, however, is more preachy than devotional, more insistent on assertion of a particular view of the author than a genuine desire for a true conscience before God. It got very boring and tiresome at times. Self-righteous to the uttermost, this little Dell, and fascinating to wonder how she'd view Christ, who both ate and drank. Is she insisting that she is more righteous than Jesus, who clearly did not discontinue all consumption of alcohol based on the idea that some might be tripped up by it? Interesting to ponder.

Mostly about the temperance movement

(3.5 stars)

This book is mostly about the temperance movement of the 1800s, trying to encourage people not to drink alcohol. Interesting discussions about whether total abstinence was required, versus what we now call "social drinking." Can see the seeds of the 12-step program beginning to take shape.


(5 stars)

Story: Finding personal strength for my spiritual battles against not temperance or abstinence but against apathy in my daily walk with the Lord. LOVE these stories by Pansy. Reader: I am growing more accustomed to her style, but still long for a more animated reader.


(4 stars)

It was very easy to understand and an overall enjoyable book. It really made me think about how much outdid a Christian I really am. The pronunciation of TricaG was great too.

Too much of a good thing

(4 stars)

the temperance movement was an important time. In our history. but I feeling this one story it was overdone... Some amazing happenings in the story unexpected

Sorrowful story well read

(5 stars)

very good story but in our day Sam would have been placed in jail for the beating death of his daughter

(4 stars)

I am enjoying this series. The clear way the reader reads also makes it interesting as it is not hard to understand.