Item description for Beyond the Gathering Storm (Canadian West #5) by Janette Oke...
Overview "A novel of two entwined love stories set in the majestic Canadian West. A brother and sister, siblings by more than blood, risk broken hearts"--Provided by publisher.
Publishers Description Henry--a Canadian Mountie like his father--struggles between the call of duty and the call of his heart. When he informs a young logger's wife of her husband's death, the memory of that loss haunts him for years. Assigned to a new beat five years later, he rediscovers Amber and gains her trust...and eventually her heart.
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Canadian West
Series Number 5
ISBN 0764200631 ISBN13 9780764200632
Availability 0 units.
More About Janette Oke
Janette Oke (born 18 February 1935) is a Canadian author and pioneer of inspirational fiction. Her books are often set in a pioneer time period and centered around female protagonists. She is a committed Evangelical Christian.
Janette Steeves was born in the Depression years in Champion, Alberta, to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, Fred Steeves and Amy (née: Ruggles) Steeves.
She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta. Janette met her husband Edward Oke (pronounced "oak") while they both attended college. They were married in 1957 and have pastored churches in Indiana, and Calgary and Edmonton, Canada. He later became the president of the college. Janette and Edward had 4 children, including a set of twins. Her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan, has co-written books with Janette.
Her first novel, titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979. This book was followed by more than 75 others.
She received the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to Christian fiction, the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award and has been awarded the Gold Medallion Award for fiction.
Janette receives fan mail from all over the world and answers each letter personally. She received the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to Christian fiction, the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award and has been awarded the Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren.
Janette Oke currently resides in Alberta. Janette Oke was born in 1935.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond the Gathering Storm (Canadian West #5)?
Great Plot Jul 12, 2005
I really liked the way the book went back and forth between chapters about Henry and ones about Christine; you are never bored. I would recommend it! Janette Oke is my favorite author and this is one of her better books.
A great novel! Nov 18, 2001
I rally enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys Christian fiction novels.
a 13 year old reader Jul 31, 2001
I HAVE BEN READING JANETTE OKE'S BOOKS SINCE I WAS 11.I LOVE ALL OF HER BOOKS,BUT MY FAVORITE SERIES WAS THE "CANADIAN WEST" SERIES. I'M SO GLAD THAT SHE WROTE ANOTHER BOOK TO GO IN THIS SET. I LOVED READING ABOUT ELIZABETH'S CHILDREN,AND I HOPE THAT SHE ADDS ANOTHER BOOK TO THE SERIES.
Realism meets fantasy Jul 12, 2001
I was so excited when I saw this 5th book added to her Canadian West series! The children really go through a lot. It was suspenseful waiting for things to happen sometimes, but isn't that real life? :-) Janette Oke has produced yet another wonderful story that I couldn't put down until the end. Even then, her characters are so well written that it left me wondering if she would write one more for this series!
Good book, but Dec 16, 2000
To begin with, this is a good book if you enjoy reading fiction. It was wonderful to be reunited with old characters, and I liked how this book was slightly different from many of Janette Oke's other books in time period and style. Reading this book without the intent of being critical, this was a good book, and a must read for anyone who values Janette Oke's books.
However, to be perfectly fair and honest in my review, this book does have its flaws. I felt as though I grew somewhat attached to Christine and Henry, but this book lacked some of the necessary material and substance that causes the reader to truly bond with the characters. Furthermore, as much as I would love to say I enjoyed every aspect of this book, I was disappointed with Christine for her refusal to see sooner that Boyd wouldn't change. Christine seemed to be a smart, bright girl, but why did the matter of Boyd's attitude seem to be slightly glossed over? There was just something missing to make this a great book. Finally, the book ended very abruptly, in my opinion. Perhaps a sequal is in the making, but if not, Christine's story seemed to vanish near the end, leaving me feeling that her future, or even present, was unsolved. Then with Henry and Sam, I felt totally lost in the abruptness of the ending. Sure, I know what happened with them, but what about the void that gets them to where they are?
Despite my opinions (which provoked me to lower my rating to 3 stars), I still would recommend "Beyone the Gathering Storm" just because it was fun to read.