Item description for Love's Abiding Joy (Repack) by janette oke...
Overview Reuniting with their daughter's family, grandparents Clark and MartyÕs hope and faith are tested by a tragedy. Another Janette Oke bestseller!
Publishers Description Book 4 of Love Comes Softly. Reuniting with their daughter's family, grandparents Clark and Marty's hope and faith are tested by a tragedy. Another Janette Oke bestseller
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Love Comes Softly
Series Number 4
ISBN 076422851X ISBN13 9780764228513
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.
Janette Oke has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Love's Abiding Joy (Repack)?
love comes softly series Dec 21, 2006
i really enjoy this series. i first started getting into this author when i started reading Beverly Lewis about 1 1/2-2 years ago. in my opinion the movies and books do not follow eachother very closely, but both are well done in their own right (like one of the other raters stated-very well, i might add). i have a few other books by Jeanette Oke, but i think that Love Comes Softly is by far the best series i have read by her so far. (i have yet to read all 8)
the movie was not true to the book Dec 21, 2006
I haven't yet read the book. I have only seen the movies on Hallmark and love them. However, judging by just the short blips I've read on here the movie didn't follow the book very closely. So for someone thinking they can just watch the movie you won't be getting the full story. Marty isn't in the movie at all and there are other changes that I supose they chose to make because she was not in the story as they filmed it. I am ordering the book and once I've read it I can rate it more realistically. I don't want to be unfair and the rating above is based on the movie alone.
The movie was well done, though I have grown to love Marty's character as well as Clark's and missed seeing her reactions to things that happened. It is heartbreaking on many levels and I can't wait to read it.
Great Book but nothing like the movie Dec 17, 2006
The person who only rated it one star is not being fair. The books were written long before the movies ever came out and they are nothing alike. Both are good in their own rights. I think the entire series is easy and delightful reading. I enjoy most of Janetter Oke's series. The Candian West is also very good.
completely boring Oct 31, 2006
dear readers I have not read any of these books before this one, but I have seen the movies. Odviously I loved them, so I wanted to read the series. When I bought this one I thought "o.k., mostly Marty and Clark." But when I started reading the first page my attention went elseware. THIS BOOK IS SO BORING THAT I DONT THINK THAT I CAN BARE TO FINNISH IT! No offence to the author, but I suppose that I, a teenager, am to young to appreciate the dull reminecences, the unimaginative dialog, and all of the deep southern accents. I am only on page 40 and I am looking for another book to read. So my advice to anyone looking for any action or plot in a book, is to pass this one up and see the movie (cringes as she says it, because she never says it)! I picked up this book thinking that it was a non-cheesy not dscriptive romance novel. But she spends eight times the time thinking and talking about herself than thinking and talking to Clark. I might have enjoyed this seiries if I had read about younger characters.
Long Awaited Reunion Dec 13, 2005
This book was great. I was so happy to read Clark and Marty were going to visit Missie and Willie. What an ordeal the trip must have been. The visit, I could picture it in my head. Fabulous writing. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. Recommened to anyone reading this series. I really hope this goes on film.