Ruth Erskine's Crosses

Read by TriciaG

(4.7 stars; 121 reviews)

Third book in the Chautauqua Girls series. Written by Isabella Alden under the pseudonym Pansy. (8 hr 16 min)


01 - Her Cross Seems Heavy 20:14 Read by TriciaG
02 - Side Issues 17:18 Read by TriciaG
03 - A Cross of Lead 18:37 Read by TriciaG
04 - Bitter Herbs 18:51 Read by TriciaG
05 - Seeking Help 18:10 Read by TriciaG
06 - From Different Standpoints 18:17 Read by TriciaG
07 - One Drop of Oil 19:24 Read by TriciaG
08 - Finding One's Calling 17:20 Read by TriciaG
09 - A Society Cross 17:33 Read by TriciaG
10 - Other People's Crosses 18:11 Read by TriciaG
11 - A Newly-Shaped Cross 17:07 Read by TriciaG
12 - The Cross of Helplessness 16:23 Read by TriciaG
13 - Looking for an Easy Yoke 17:20 Read by TriciaG
14 - 'Through a Glass Darkly' 18:02 Read by TriciaG
15 - Rests 18:55 Read by TriciaG
16 - Shadowed Joys 17:16 Read by TriciaG
17 - Duty's Burden 18:29 Read by TriciaG
18 - Embarrassment and Merriment 19:08 Read by TriciaG
19 - My Daughters 18:50 Read by TriciaG
20 - A Sister Needed 18:09 Read by TriciaG
21 - Trying Questions 18:22 Read by TriciaG
22 - 'That Which Satisfieth Not' 14:53 Read by TriciaG
23 - Wherefore? 16:23 Read by TriciaG
24 - 'Hearken Unto Me' 17:08 Read by TriciaG
25 - 'Bitter-Sweet' 16:25 Read by TriciaG
26 - 'These Be Thy Gods' 17:11 Read by TriciaG
27 - The Baptism of Suffering 14:12 Read by TriciaG
28 - 'The Oil of Joy' 18:21 Read by TriciaG


Second Chances

(5 stars)

A great reminder of God's grace when we get off track.

(3.5 stars)

I appreciate the clear voice of this reader.

Great book

(4 stars)

Love this series and reader!

harder to follow, but a necessary bridge...

(5 stars)

One must remember that these characters are fictional and over 100 years old- even though you want to pouch up the phone and call Ruth and say, "what are you thinking???????" I had to do some re-listening because all the "she's" and "her's" get confusing. my heart aches for the Ruth's out there. We willingly put ourselves in these positions then wonder why we are miserable..... sigh..... on to the next book. (June 2021)

Who's in Charge?

(5 stars)

One of the most difficult parts of the Christian spiritual journey is the decision to turn control over to God. All of the inner peace, all of the power to change your attitudes and actions depend on surrendering your will to God's love and grace. This book is a very clear illustration of Ruth Erskine's struggle for control. One of Pansy's best.


(4 stars)

Pansy seemed quite legalistic in this story...father very most of her stories. Mothers too. I wonder why. There was also Sarah in this story that tormented so many people and yet she never was called on it like the author did with so many of her charactrers... Maybe I've read too many of her books too close together!!??

Ruth Erskine’s Crosses

(3 stars)

I like the Chautauqua series even though preachy at some points and miss uses scripture. The author also has a weak Jesus that has to wait for a person to “let him in “ . Certain things are inconsistent and the same person has different names sometimes. But the stories are clean and moral

All of Author "Pansy" books are best books Ever

(5 stars)

Such natural Everyday examples still relevant to every decade, of the journey to and of true Christian, salvation, faith and works. told through such interesting lives .