Item description for Love's Long Journey (Repack) by janette oke...
Overview Clark and Marty's daughter, ready to start her own life, must rely on faith in the face of homesickness and mounting hardships.
Publishers Description Book 3 of Love Comes Softly. Clark and Marty's daughter, ready to start her own life, must rely on faith in the face of homesickness and mounting hardships.
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Love Comes Softly
Series Number 3
ISBN 0764228501 ISBN13 9780764228506
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 Love's Long Journey (Repack)?
Love's Long Journey Sep 8, 2006
I tried to read this book three times and gave up after a few chapters. Then I decided I was going to read it from cover to cover, and I was delighted to find that the book picks up momentum as it goes along. It's like the first few chapters your'e pushing uphill, and all of a sudden you arive at the top and . . . WHEEEEE!!!!!!! A wholesome, well written novel about a young couple starting a new life together in the West. Realistic - not a fairy tale - but a joy to read. If I had a complaint, it would be the polarization between the Christians and the non religious charactors. Missy is always feeling sorry for the lost people and thinking about how cold and hard their hearts are, and how they have problems. I am a Christian, and I feel it is important to share my faith with others, but it should be remembered that all people are created in a unique and special way - believers and unbelievers. There are very few people who are so sick they are just one lump of pain and problems. Also, I thought it was slightly annoying how Missy constantly sympathized with the trivial difficulties of her neighbors on the wagon train when she had just as bad or worse problems herself. Seems a bit like a saviour complex, to me. Having thus said, I enjoyed this book and would highly reccomend it to fans of Inspirational and historical fiction.
Movie confused me..........still liked it Mar 25, 2006
I started reading the books after i watched all 3 movies. The book was very different then the book. I cant say i was disappointed. I enjoyed reading this version. This book was about Missie's journey to the west, and what she went through to get there. How hard it must of been. I still recomend this book. Just dont go into it thinking it is like the movies.
Doormat heroine... So so Dec 29, 2005
Missie looooooooves Willie and will do anything for him including giving up her family, traveling in a covered wagon, and going west to live and work on a Ranch, something she has no interest in at all. Willie looooves Missie and subjects her to a harrowing dream west, the pitfalls of traveling in a covered wagon, isolation, and living in a sodhouse for two years while he selfishly pursues his dream of becoming a rancher.
Ech. I enjoyed the first two books in this series but the romance between Missie and Willie just did not enthrall me like Marty/Clark romance. Perhaps because I never liked Willie LeHaye in the first two books, and to suddenly find him the 'hero' in book three grated. Or perhaps, I hated how Missie (playing the true romance novel heroine), never seems to assert her needs and wants with her husband, constantly 'sacrificing' so Willie can pursue 'his dream.' I could've enjoyed this novel much more if Missie wanted to Ranch as much as Willie... But this was not the case. Missie hates the idea of moving west and ranching the first 3/4 of the book.
I guess I prefer my romance novels to focus more on the partnership between two people and less on the selfish desires of one person (Willie). I also felt the author went a bit overboard with repeating the Isaiah verse at every possible opportunity. Okay we get it already.
3 stars. Would be better if Missie asserted herself more, and Willie was more sensitive to her needs.
Oke did it again. Oct 23, 2005
This is one of my favorite books out of the series. I love the adventure and romance that this book brings with it. I laughed and I cried but mostly I cried. I love this story and think that everyone should read it.
Love's Comes Softly Series Oct 9, 2005
Simply written, from a Christian point of view, consequently contains no contradictions , just homilies about the goodness of those who believe, and the so called poverty of spirit of those who don't. I found her writing subtly condescending (like most Christian writers), lacking in muscularity and tension, but unfortunately uncluttered with any ideas of complexity and truth. Old fashioned.