Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter admitted about this autobiographical novel that, “there was no such person as ‘Mrs. Freshett’ and a few of the things told never really happened; but three-fourths of it is exact truth.” This inspiring true story about family, romance, education and friendship is one that we’ve returned to over and over again for insights about marriage, parenting, life-long learning and much, much more!
Themes: manhood & womanhood; family; courtship; education; God and faith
Book Dedication: “To Leander Elliot Stratton, ‘The way to be happy, is to be good'”
1- How can we love those that are different from us? What could the Stanton’s have done differently with their relationship with the ‘Princess” family?
2- Why is Laddie so determined to have the ‘Princess’? Why does she avoid him? What does he do to try and win her? What principles of courtship did you find?
3- What makes father’s prayers so powerful? How can we connect more to God?