O. F. Walton Book Descriptions

Christie's Old Organ

Christie's Old Organ by O. F. Walton.

Old Treffy played his old organ in the attic. Christie, a ragged boy, listened and recognized a familiar hymn that his mother sang when she died, Home, Sweet Home.  Treffy grew old and weak and Christie took over and played the organ in the streets. Christie made friends with Charlie and Mable, two children out in the outskirts of town. Christie overheard an announcement of a gospel meeting on Sunday night and went to it. This book goes on to present the two main characters, Christie and Treffy, searching after truth about their sin and salvation through Jesus Christ.—Curiosmith (2010).

Saved at Sea

Saved at Sea by O. F. Walton.

The special feature of the book is that each little incident serves as a text for some plain truth about religion, told in a manner that cannot fail to impress itself upon the young reader. The book is very attractively got up, and contains several illustrations.—The Home World (1905).

The story is simple, and not without pathos.—The Literary World (1905).

Will be a favourite with the young folks.—The Baptist Magazine (1905).

A tale we can heartily recommend.—The Edinburgh Daily Review (1905).

Nobody Loves Me

Nobody Loves Me by O. F. Walton.

This is a reprint of a popular story by the author of "Little Dot," "Christie's Old Organ," etc. It tells of the blessing brought to a poor old woman by a little child she adopted. She found that in doing good she obtained good, and that in showing hospitality to the friendless she entertained an angel unawares.—Religious Tract Society (1905).

The Mysterious House

The Mysterious House by O. F. Walton.

The book has several claims for public favour. First its readableness. Next its authoress, Mrs. Walton, whose "organ recital," on "Christie's Old Organ," has charmed thousands. Thirdly, its godliness: for in it the three R's-Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration-are clearly taught.—The Sword and Trowel (1905).

Little Faith; or, The Child of the Toy Stall

Little Faith; or, The Child of the Toy Stall by O. F. Walton.

The story displays simplicity and pathos. Tears not unfrequently fill the eyes of the reader. Mrs. Walton has previously rendered valuable literary service, but she has never written a story which will do greater credit to her intellect and heart.—Religious Tract Society (1905).

Christie, the King's Servant

Christie, the King's Servant - A Sequel to "Christie's Old Organ" by O. F. Walton.

Thousands who remember "Christie's Old Organ" will give the heartiest possible welcome to its sequel, "Christie, the King's Servant," by the same author, Mrs. Walton. It will first attract attention because of its predecessor, but it will retain the reader's affection for its own sake.—The Sword and Trowel (1905).

The volume is full of incident, and it will engage the attention of all into whose hands it falls.—The Irish Times (1905).

Everybody will want to read this, as it is a sequel to "Christie's Old Organ," told in the charming authoress's best manner.—The Churchman (1905).

Was I Right?

Was I Right? by O. F. Walton.

Exhibits a power of fixing the attention and awakening the sympathy of readers on the threshold of the story, which is not at all common.—The Daily News (1905).

The interest of the reader is kept up without flagging to the end.—The Record (1905).

The story is delightful in its simplicity.—The Edinburgh Daily Review (1905). 

A Peep Behind the Scenes

A Peep Behind the Scenes by O. F. Walton.

Everyone knows what to expect from the authoress of "Christie's Old Organ." Our lady reviewer tells us that it is a darling book, full of gospel and full of life. It is the story of a child who lived in a travelling cart. "There now," says the lady, "if ever you do praise a tale, be sure to say the kindest things possible for this story, for it is one of the sweetest and most gracious ever written."—C. H. SPURGEON, in the Sword and Trowel (1905).

This is a tale quite after our own heart, for whilst the life of Rosalie, the heroine, will be followed with interest, it will show what sadness and sin often underlie the gay outer life of actors and actresses. We do not know for what particular age this tale is most suitable. It is just one of those books which will be asked for from our librarians by both senior and junior scholars.—Sunday School Chronicle (1905). 

 The book is thoroughly interesting from beginning to end.—Church Sunday School Magazine (1905). 

The Lost Clue

The Lost Clue by O. F. Walton.

The Lost Clue is an ingeniously constructed story, the hero of which has been brought up as the son of a wealthy but illiterate man. On the death of his presumed father he expects to find a paper explaining a matter of grave importance to himself. The paper, it seems, has been stolen, but, when discovered, is found to contain the secret of the hero's birth. A word, however, which would have given him his father's name, has been obliterated. How the secret was unravelled is told in the author's best style.—Religious Tract Society (1905).

Olive's Story or Life at Ravenscliffe

Olive's Story or Life at Ravenscliffe by O. F. Walton.

Fully sustains Mrs. O. F. Walton's reputation as one of the most natural, pleasing, and effective of writers for young people.—The Churchman (1905).

Scenes in the Life of an Old Arm-chair

Scenes in the Life of an Old Arm-chair by O. F. Walton.

The author has established a reputation for bright and pure writing, which may safely go in the hands of young folks. The vicissitudes of an old armchair have given scope for her fancy, and the story of its many occupants is full of interest . . . There is power in every chapter of the book, and the Christian teaching which it inculcates adds to the value it possesses as a literary work.—Religious Tract Society (1905).

Doctor Forester

Doctor Forester by O. F. Walton.

The author of "Christie's Old Organ" has laid the scene of her latest story at an out-of-the-way spot on the Welsh coast, and she has woven a pretty love episode around the sacking of an underground apartment at Hildick Castle of treasure that had been hidden at the time of the dispersal of the Armada. Rumours of its existence had been handed down from father to son, but a "crook" having obtained the key to the hiding place carried off the valuables, this almost giving rise to a tragedy. Dr. Forester is one of the visitors to the village, where he meets unexpectedly with a number of friends—his "ideal"—who are all in some degree interested in the castle doings. Mrs. Walton's story is capitally told and well worked out.—The Liverpool Daily Courier (1905).

The story is a strong one all through, as well as bright, natural, and high-toned.—The Glasgow Herald (1905).

The story is a well-told one, and splendidly illustrated.—The English Churchman (1905).

This is the romance of a haunted castle, in which there occur many complications and exciting adventures. These include a treasure hunt, kidnapping, and criminal deeds of various kinds. A thread of well-handled sensationalism and mystery runs throughout the tale, the narration of which is deftly done.—Western Daily Press (1905).