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Book Title: Spring's Gentle Promise|
The author of the book: Janette Oke
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Reader ratings: 5.5
Edition: Bethany House Publishers
Date of issue: March 1st 1989
ISBN 13: 9781556610592
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Spring's Gentle Promise is the fourth and final book in the Seasons of the Heart series by Janette Oke.
This book was a good ending to the series, if a little slow at times. It was a sweet, comforting read -- it was a little predictable and not the best book Janette Oke has ever written, but I still enjoyed it somewhat.
I knew that Josh was going to end up with (view spoiler)[ Mary (hide spoiler)] waaaay before Josh even knew. You could just kind of tell. However, I didn't like how they ended up together. I HATE when there has to be an accident or some sort of life-threatening situation for a person to realize they love another person in books. It just frustrates me, because if they were really THAT much in love, they would have gotten together beforehand!!!
(They were still a cute couple, though.)
The ending was satisfying, but seriously glossed over.
Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars out of 5. I feel like I'd also give the series, overall, that rating. There were more mediocre books than really good books. I feel like it's still worth reading, but if you're new to Janette Oke, I would recommend starting with the Love Comes Softly series. :)
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Read information about the authorJanette 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. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart.
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. After graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Canada where she met her husband, Edward, they pastored churches in Canada and the U.S., and they raised their family of four children, including twin boys, in both countries. Edward eventually became president of Mountain View Bible College and recently established a coalition of colleges that became Rocky Mountain Bible College.
During her earliest years, Janette sensed the desire to write. Though she yearned to be a published novelist, she devoted herself to being a wife and mother because, she says, "there is no higher honor—that is my number-one priority." She began serious writing when her children were entering their teens.
Her first novel, a prairie love story titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979. This book was followed by more than 75 others. She reaches both religious and general markets, telling stories that transcend time and place. Her readers of all ages and walks of life can identify with the everyday events and emotions of her characters. Janette believes everyone goes through tough times—the key is to be prepared with a strong faith as the foundation from which decisions are made and difficult experiences are faced. That perspective is subtly woven throughout her novels.
After Love Comes Softly was published, Oke found her readers asking for more. That book led to a series of eight others in her Love Comes Softly series. She has written multiple fiction series, including The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful children's picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Song of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn.
Janette Oke's warm writing style has won the hearts of millions of readers. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 President's Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999 the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International. Beloved worldwide, her books have been translated into fourteen languages.
In recent years, Janette and her siblings lovingly restored their parents' prairie farm home, and it now serves as a gift shop and museum of prairie life. Please see below for a special invitation to the Oke Writing Museum and The Steeves' Historical House. She and her husband live nearby in Alberta, Canada, where they are active in their local church. Visits from their families, including their grandchildren, are their delight.
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