This site is dedicated to the life and published writings of Isabella Alden. Here you can read more about Isabella, find links to her books, read short stories, and enjoy some facts and trivia about Isabella and the world in which she lived.

Whether you’re a new reader of Isabella’s books or a long-time fan, you’re sure to find something of interest here. Enjoy your stay!

Click on the image to visit Isabella’s blog.



19 Responses to “Home”

  1. Judith Watkins August 30, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Thank for for converting these wonderful books into kindle format and also free pdf’s. I just recently discovered them on Amazon and subsequently found your site. I really appreciate the lovely covers! I love Isabella Alden’s stories and have many of them either as ‘real’ books or kindle, but was delighted to find some in your collection that I couldn’t find before, it’s like finding a golden nugget! I also love Susan Warner, Agnes Giberne and Amy le Feuvre’s books.

    • Isabella Alden August 30, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Isn’t our digital age great? We have instant access to so many wonderful old books! I’m glad you’re enjoying Isabella Alden’s books on Kindle. We’ll keep hunting for more of her books to post on this site and on Kindle.

  2. Mary Anne Postma November 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    I am so enjoying your sit; thank you for the emails with the great articles, am enjoying those on Chautauqua lately, and I was grateful you sent me a notice when a book of Isabella’s had just come out in Kindle, “A Pocket Measure.” I got it right away and I love it! A wonderful site, thank you again!!

    • Isabella Alden November 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      Mary Anne, I’m so glad you enjoy the site! Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Amy February 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    i am so grateful to discovered this author Isabella alden’s books. it is the grace of God.

    • Isabella Alden February 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

      Amy, thank you for taking time to comment. I agree—Isabella’s books are a blessing!

  4. Karen Chaudoin February 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    Thank you for providing me the blessing of reading more of my favorite inspiring much loved author.

  5. Lenny Ben-David January 28, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Wonderful site! I appreciate your feature on Chautauqua and would like your permission to use several of your old photos/postcards for a publication on the ties between Americans and the Holy Land in the 19th century.

    • Isabella Alden January 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

      Lenny, I’m glad you enjoyed the Chautauqua posts. I sent an email to you about your request to use images, using the email address you provided when you posted your comment. —Jenny

  6. Karen September 2, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Dear Jenny, Is there a sequel to The Hall in the Grove? I simply adored that book and would give worlds to know what became of both Paul and Caroline! I literally wept when the dainty, slightly dim-witted Aimee came into her own at kindergarten class; and loved the scenes set in the “Temple.” Cannot get enough of these Chautauqua books! Please, is there a sequel? Or are those characters featured in any other of Pansy’s wonderful books? Thanks so much and thanks a hundredfold for taking the time to maintain this site. I appreciate the work you put into it and am getting so much out of it! Blessings! Karen N, Rochester, NY (right down the road from Chautauqua!).

    • Isabella Alden September 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      Karen, I love that book, too! So far I haven’t found a sequel to The Hall in the Grove, and I don’t know of any of Isabella’s other books that mention the characters. I’ve even combed through stories in The Pansy magazine hoping that one of her short stories might have mentioned Paul or Caroline or Mrs. Fenton (she’s one of my favorite characters), but no luck. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a sequel; I just haven’t found it yet. I’m always watching out for more of Isabella’s books to share. I’ll keep you posted on any new finds. All the best to you! Jenny

      • Karen September 3, 2016 at 7:04 am #

        Thanks, Jenny! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one! And yes, I did love Mrs. Fenton too! Where do you do you’re looking when you are trying to hunt down new to you Isabella books? And, I am actively doing research on the Chautauqua season for next year, looking for a place to stay so that I can make a little pilgrimage to the many sites in Pansy’s books. I’ve discovered that some of the cottages there have some very pretty accommodations, and are not outrageously expensive! Naturally, they go fast. So I’m doing everything I can to get the research together so that I can make a recommendation to Pansy’s many friends.

      • Isabella Alden September 7, 2016 at 7:29 am #

        I’m jealous, Karen. I’d love to go to Chautauqua and see all the places I’ve read about in Pansy’s books. —Jenny

      • Karen September 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

        Jenny, what’s stopping you? I’m hoping to “cook up” a mini-Chautauqua gathering featuring YOU as a main speaker in the Hall in the Grove! Pray about it, sister! XO

      • Isabella Alden September 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

        Chautauqua is definitely on my short list of places I HAVE to visit soon. Please keep us all posted on your plans, Karen. I’d love to hear about your experiences at Chautauqua and I know readers of this blog would, too. —Jenny

  7. Karen November 10, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Jenny, I’d love to know if you have any thoughts on why Miss Webster (crippled lady in Twenty Minutes Late) and Mr. Holden (wonderful pastor and obvious suitor to the aforementioned deeply spiritual lady in same) decided NOT to wed. I was in tears over that and wondered if Miss Webster refused him, thinking that he “deserved” a wife who could give him children (!?) or what. I’m hoping you’ll say “Well, all that is resolved in the secret sequel!”, but my guess is that it’s a Victorian thing. Any thoughts? Thanks and thanks for all you do to keep Isabella in our midst. Warmly, Karen

    • Isabella Alden November 11, 2016 at 6:37 am #

      The courtship of Miss Webster and Mr. Holden is one of Isabella’s untold stories we may never know the details of … but the romantic streak in me says their story would make a wonderful novel! —Jenny

      • Karen November 11, 2016 at 10:37 am #

        I totally agree. I sniffed romance when the characters were in the room together but wasn’t sure until Mr. Holden confessed all. Then the tears came! I just love Isabella’s heart for these sorts of interrupted love stories. Write it for us, won’t you?

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