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Paula the Waldensian

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Into the home of an interesting but self-centered family in old France comes Paula, a young orphaned cousin, from the little village of Villar, in the Waldensian Valley. Though living very simply, tending cows, goats, sheep and rabbits, Paula has been brought up to know and love the Lord Jesus and read the Scriptures. Her Lord and His Word are the center of her life, and she can no more keep this good news all to herself than she can stop breathing or eating. This causes a good many complications, for her cousins' home was one where "religion" was a forbidden subject, never to be mentioned, and Paula soon found herself forbidden to read her own precious Bible.

Paula's loving obedience, her happy friendliness and charm, her overflowing love for everyone she meets, win the hearts of all, family and neighbors alike, and cause many a change in that little French village on the road from Rouen to Darnetal.

This book was originally written in French, Translated into Spanish, and then into English.

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This eBook was produced by Joel Erickson , Charles Franks , and Juliet Sutherland



by Eva Lecomte

Adapted and translated from the Spanish Version by W. M. Strong


I Hope and trust that the young people who read this book will have as much joy in the reading of it as I have had in its writing.

Paula's Saviour wishes to be your Saviour too. Paula was by no means perfect, but she did love God with all her heart and her neighbor as herself.

This simple country girl, young and strong, yet so tender hearted and forgetful of self, appears to me sometimes like one of the clear brooks of my beloved land, pure and fresh, slipping noiselessly between flowered banks of forget me nots. It was by love that she "conquered" as we shall see!

If some day you should come to my country, do not forget that I would have great joy in seeing any of those who have read this book. I live in the little town of Villar at the bottom of the valley, where on every side there are hills and mountains as far as the eye can reach... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - January 12, 2014
Subject: good story
I really appreciate this story. Paula is an orphaned Waldensian girl that goes to live with her Uncle and his family. She's faithful and virtuous despite her Uncle's disdain for her faith. Through her years of kindness toward her new family she slowly wins them over. The story is a good introduction to the Waldensian faith. The one criticism is that Paula is perhaps a little too perfect for a child, somewhat reminiscent of Heidi. Overall, it's a very nice story.

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