Inspired by the diary of her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years earlier, as well as her father's encouragement, Beth eventually decides to put her trust in God and leave behind all she's ever known. I had many irritations with this book but because it's so well written, she kept me gripped. I also think 13 - 18 year old girls should read this book, because they could, at least, compare themselves to one part of this book. I really enjoyed this continuation of the family from the Love Comes Softly series. Not sure who to be friends with or why. It was nice to get glimpses of Clark and Marty, though sad as, since you can imagine, they are fairly well on in years and health becomes in issue. This book goes to the grand daughter of the main characters, Marty and her husband.
It's a determination of the head - not the heart. Returning to the legacy of Marty and Clark Davis from the Love Comes Softly series, Janette Oke has again fashioned a touching frontier series for fans of all ages. Jenny's temptations are almost more than Virginia can bear. I read a lot of Janette Oke's books and was glad to see something new from her. A new girl at school represents the daring and freedom that Virginia thinks she wants -- until one fateful day.
I could really relate to her. Looking forwa I love reading Janette Oke's books. There is always an inner struggle. The only problem I had was it needed a bit of tweaking in the punctuation. Now Virginia must decide whether the faith that has always surrounded her will become her own. Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. With over 23 million in sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings.
Jenny begins as a confused 13-year old. Janette Oke Born Janette Steeves 1935-02-18 February 18, 1935 age 84 , Canada Occupation Novelist Nationality Genre Website Janette Oke née Steeves; born February 18, 1935 is a author of. Eventually, I got to the information I needed: Virginia is Marty and Clark's granddaughter. I wouldn't say there is anything profound about the story nor amazing in the writing style. And Jamison should probably realize that he doesn't help that situation. Normally I would be very frustrated at her for going along with all of Jenny's plans, but the author wrote The Tender Years is the first book in the Prairie Legacy series by Janette Oke.
Looking forward to finding the other books in this series. I depend greatly on reviews that are posted on Amazon. More than 500,000 copies sold! Now Virginia must decide whether the faith that has always surrounded her will become her own. I really liked the main character, Virginia, and felt that in some ways she was put in a bad light for not getting on with the brat, Jenny. Was God answering that prayer, or was the worst nightmare any family could face now upon them? And now granddaughter Virginia faces the test of her young life.
Janette was born during the depression years to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she remembers her childhood as full of love and laughter and family love. Virginia invites Jenny to come to church, hoping that this would change Jenny into a better person. Ms Oke's books would be ones that anyone would want to hand down through the generations. I love reading Janette Oke's books. I had already read the Love Comes Softly series and was wondering what had happened to everybody! She loved her life--living on the farm with her beloved Jonathan and their children, not far from her parents and her grandparents.
For more than five decades, Emma Bauer has kept one - carefully guarding it with all her strength, and for more than five decades, that choice has haunted her life and also the lives of her daughters and granddaughter. When an accident occurs, it splits the two girls apart. But the way they used the theme of prayer, almost made it feel like hoping that God would take away the agency of the person you were praying for. Jenny comes over to the Simpson's house more and more frequently and is fondled by her family. This book was followed by more than 75 others. Very minimal wear and tear. If you liked other Janette Oke books, you will surely like this one.
However, I so appreciate reading a good, clean story, with religious and spiritual messages without being preachy or overbearing so I'll keep reading the series. Although it was identified as a sequel, it easily stands on its own without the necessity of summarizing what went before. The beauty of this story brings to light the struggles of any Christian, whether they be young or old. It still is based on love, but it's new kind of love. But, I feel we must do more than just pray in many circumstances. It tells about the struggle for kids to fit in and find there place as they are growing up. Virginia thinks that maybe, just maybe, she wished she were Jenny.
Her most recent releases include a beautiful children's picture book, I Wonder. The return of Jonathan, their renewed courtship, and the upcoming wedding are all shining examples of that. Normally I would be very frustrated at her for going along with all of Jenny's plans, but the author wrote it in a way that I could understand why she kept being friends with Jenny. Virginia was sure someone was framing Rett and set out to figure out who and why. She desires acceptance and freedom, but will following her new friend cost her everything? Jenny is a great girl, that likes trouble. Then along comes Jenny, a big-city girl ready to stir up excitement in Virginia's small prairie town. This was a beautifully written book by a well-known author.
And then circumstances began swirling around her, making her rethink her plans and reevaluate her priorities. Not only was this book a joy to read but it also caused me to take a look at my life and what kind of person I am. But I sure wish there was some growing on Jenny's part. They starred Katherine Heigl, Corbin Bernsen, Erin Cottrell and others. If Virginia could have chosen to accept or discard all the changes that came her way, she gladly would have let most of them pass right by herself and her family. It wasn't bad, just not my style. God will only come into our life and clean up our sinful hearts upon our invitation.