Item description for Love Comes Softly (Repack) by janette oke...
Overview A Compelling Love Story Set in the "Little House on the Prairie" Era
She ventured west with the man she loved, but in one day her whole world had crumbled around her...
Nineteen-year-old Marty Claridge starts west with her adventurous, boyish husband, Clem, seeking to claim land and hoping for good fortune. But when the venture turns suddenly to tragedy, Marty is left alone with her great loss. And coupled with her grief and heartache is the grim reality that there is no way to return home.
Clark Davis and his little girl, Missie, are also in great need. Clark¿s wife has died, leaving him to care to Missie and the farm at the same time. His offer to Marty comes with good intention, but will courage and faith be enough to bring them to true love?
First introduced in 1979, Love Comes Softly has become a beloved classic in the inspirational fiction category. A generation of readers has laughed and wept and rejoiced with Marty and Clark Davis whose tragic circumstances threw them together on the frontier prairies of the 1800s. More than one million copies of Love Comes Softly have been sold.
And now, the novel that launched inspirational fiction is being transformed into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, which will premiere April 13, 2003.
Publishers Description "Love Comes Softly" introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a "marriage of convenience" on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clark's patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Love Comes Softly
Series Number 1
ISBN 0764228323 ISBN13 9780764228322
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Love Comes Softly (Repack)?
Amazing Books Mar 14, 2007
I love this series along with the movies. I read this entire series in 6 weeks while being a full time student. I highly recommend purchasing these books. There are great for all ages. My mom told me to read them years ago but I didn't listen. I am so glad that I finally read them because they are awesome. So definately read the whole series, along with the Season's of the Heart and Canadian Series. I read this fast also.
BUY FROM THIS SELLER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mar 10, 2007
GREAT BUY !!!! The books were brand new and were mailed and received within a decent amount of time. I highly recommend making purchases from this seller!
Wonderful Series,Interesting,Fun AND Edifying Feb 6, 2007
I saw the movie "Love Comes Softly" before I knew there were books. I prefer the film over the book because of the interaction between Clark's daughter Missie,and Marty is hilarious,as well as touching,where in the book,Missie is just an infant when Marty and Clark get together. One case where a film is better than the book. I did enjoy the whole series of books,however. They are wholesome,exciting and edifying,which I cannot say for the "Amish-Themed" books by Beverely Lewis,which seems to deliberately portray the Amish in a very bad light.Too much focus on negative characters in her books. Jannette Oke's books will uplift the reader.
I read the best book EVER Jan 23, 2007
I read this book in three days. It was so good, i could not put it down. This book shows the trials and problems that the pioneer women had to go through just to start over. It also taught me that love isn't just fireworks and butterflies, sometimes you can't even tell when it's there.
Love Comes Softly - Books 1-4 Jan 15, 2007
Great Books. Am now on the second set of Love Comes Softly Books 5-8. Would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys reading...