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PostSubject: Janette Oke's books   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:39 pm

I know we've discussed the "Love Comes Softly" series before, but I didn't see a separate topic for it in this section. A few weeks ago I was at Wal-Mart and since I wanted something new to read, I was looking through the paperbacks and I was thrilled to find the first four books of the series, by Janette Oke. So, I purchased the first 2 and over the last few weeks I've been reading "Love Comes Softly". It was really a great book, I just finished it last night and am now onto "Love's Enduring Promise". I loved how the first book spoke a lot about God's love and trusting in Him, it was really refreshing and with everything going on lately, I feel like I came across the book at the right time. If you've read these books, what did you think? I might search for some others on eBay or Amazon, since WalMart only had the first 4. Next time I'm there, I'm going to buy books 3 and 4. I was reading online about the differences between the books vs. the movies, which I've noticed since I saw the first movie, but, as with Little House, I find that I enjoy both versions of the story. In fact, it seems like this series has some things in common with Little House - the time period, love of God, love of family. I think the Grahams or possibly another family, I can't remember at the moment, have daughters named Laura and Nellie. I was wondering if maybe Ms. Oke was a fan of the Little House books and wrote that knowingly. Does anyone know anything about her? I'm glad to have found another great book series to get into. Thumbsup




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:23 pm

I look around a bit all i found was when she was born and where she was born 18 February 1935, Champion, Alberta, Canada My sisters are a Huge Fan so is my Mom She has lots of Books that my sisters Say are Good i'm sure what they are call though


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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:39 pm

Thanks Jacob :) I was looking a little bit on eBay earlier, I think I'm going to have to search some more to find more of the books.




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:47 pm

i LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE Janette Oke's books i have read almost all of them! her site is that: janette oke website click here! well it has all of her books they are very good!



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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:02 pm

Thanks, Emilyanne. I'm going to visit that site now :)




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:55 pm

Christina, I have been a fan of these books since I discovered them back in High School. (Not much homework got done after I did...!) I now have in my collection about 17 of her books. I have also written to Mrs. Oke, and she was kind enough to write back. She thanked me for being such a dedicated reader and told of all the books she has co-written with T. Davis Bunn and her daughter Laurel.
That was in 2004. I'm not certain if she's had any books since, but she certainly has left a great bundle of good reading.
Keep reading.... I wish I could discover these all over again for the first time. They are such a treasure.




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:50 pm

Thanks for the info, Gin Thumbsup I'm really enjoying "Love's Enduring Promise", which I'm trying to read now before school stuff. That will be one other benefit of graduating this year - I'll have more time for *fun* reading! ROTFL




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:56 pm

yeah! i have alot of her books!



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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:39 pm

I own the first four movies, and really liked the first 3. I didn't like the 4th as well, and when we sign up on netflix, I think we'll get the 5th. Someone told me the first ones are more like the books than the later ones. Is that true?
That's neat that you found the books @ wal-mart. I'll have to look next time I'm there and see if ours have them!





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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:21 pm

yeah i didn't like them all! the first 2 were okay!



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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:50 pm

Just finished reading the fourth book yesterday! I totally love them. I think I'm going to try to order the rest of the series online.




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PostSubject: Re: Janette Oke's books   Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:37 pm

they are worth the money you might have to pay for them!



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