Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. Janette Oke pioneered inspirational fiction. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies. Janette and her husband have four grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren. They make their home in Canada.
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
On the Horizon!
Where Trust Lies, Return to the Canadian West Series #2Janette Oke, Laurel Oke LoganBethany House / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 44 Reviews
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Beth Thatcher returns home from her first year as a schoolteacher in the mining town of Coal Valley and steps into a whole different world. Her life back among her wealthy Eastern family is a stark contrast to her primitive life in the West, and Beth isn't sure where she belongs anymore.
She barely has time to settle in before her mother announces plans for a family holiday--a luxurious steamship tour along the eastern coast of Canada and the U.S. Wishing to reconnect with her mother and sister, Beth agrees to go but quickly finds herself at odds with her mother's expectations. After enjoying complete freedom in the western wilds, Beth isn't sure what to make of her mother's ongoing efforts to direct her life--and her heart.
Beth keeps in touch with her Mountie beau, Jarrick, even as young men more of her station catch her eye. Is she ready to fully give her heart to Jarrick, knowing it will mean saying good-bye to her family and her life of privilege once again? And when Beth trusts the wrong person, will Jarrick be able to help her despite the distance between them?
Nothing in her privileged eastern upbringing has prepared Elizabeth for the challenges of frontier life...
Elizabeth Thatcher is young, pretty, cultured, and educated. But when she journeys west to teach school in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, she's completely unprepared for the conditions she encounters. Still, she's determined to succeed at the formidable task of fitting in with the locals and shaping the hearts and minds of the schoolchildren in her care.
She's just as determined not to give her heart to any of the local frontiersmen. Until she meets Wynn Delaney, a member the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...
Special bonus section featuring a letter from Janette Oke and photographs from the movie!
Where Courage Calls, Return to the Canadian West #1Janette Oke, Laurel Oke LoganBethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
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Beth Thatcher just graduated and her goal is to become the best teacher she can; but she didn't expect that her first assignment would land her in the tiny mining town of Coal valley, in the teaching position that no one else wants. Should she take this position, leaving behind all that she knows? Her inspiration, the diary of Aunt Elizabeth and her father's encouragement to pursue her dreams and ambitions finally allows her to press forward, take the risk of something completely new and accept the position...at least for now.
Janette Oke's Series
Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the SoulN.J. Lindquest, Wendy E. Nelles & Janette OkeThat's Life! Communications / 2008 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Once Upon a Summer - eBook Seasons of the Heart Series #1Janette OkeBethany House / 2010 / ePubFree! Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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