The Flower of the Family a book for girls, was written in 1856. It was the greatest desire of Elizabeth Prentiss, author of Stepping Heavenward, that our young people would know Jesus, and in knowing Him find true happiness. The Flower of the Family is the touching story of Lucy, the second child of ten children. Though often threatened by poverty, this family finds a real sanctuary in a real God. Elizabeth Prentiss has once again brought the trials and cares of this world into perspective for the Christian in this lovely story of a young lady who is dedicated to Christ.Recommended for ages 8 to 12.