Love Comes Softly

Love Comes Softly Marty and Clem set out for the pioneer West full of hopes and dreams They would stake a claim of their own on the new frontier and build a home for themselves and their family But just after they d a

  • Title: Love Comes Softly
  • Author: Janette Oke
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  • Page: 365
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  • Marty and Clem set out for the pioneer West full of hopes and dreams They would stake a claim of their own on the new frontier, and build a home for themselves and their family.But just after they d arrived and Clem had chosen the perfect setting for their new home, an accident took his lifeleaving Marty alone and pregnant Then, on the day of his funeral, Clark DavisMarty and Clem set out for the pioneer West full of hopes and dreams They would stake a claim of their own on the new frontier, and build a home for themselves and their family.But just after they d arrived and Clem had chosen the perfect setting for their new home, an accident took his lifeleaving Marty alone and pregnant Then, on the day of his funeral, Clark Davis came alongd asked Marty to marry him Marty was infuriated but with no money, no shelter, and a baby on the way, what choice did she have Besides, Clark said he only wanted her to be a mama to his baby girl, Missie If Marty was still unhappy come spring, he would pay for her ticket back East.Determined not to be a burden to Clark, and intending only to earn her keep Marty threw herself into her new role of Mama But she had never been anyone s mama before, and she didn t even know how to keep a house If only she could do right by this lonely man and his daughter just long enough to earn her train fare back homeNow, Marty must learn wholeness and love through patience and faith

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  • Janette Oke

    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 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 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 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 WonderDid 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 janetteoke ME2 Sites d

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  • ~4.5 stars~This was the first book that I read by Janette Oke ^_^ I saw the movies for this series a long time ago and didn't remember too much about them. I watch When Calls the Heart with my mom and sisters all the time :P But this was the first time I actually read something from her and I was surprised by how much I liked it! :D The things Marty would think/say always made me smile or crack up laughing xD It was such a relaxing book to read for meif that makes sense lol I do plan on continui [...]


  • I love this entire series of books.Janette Oke is such a wonderful author. The characters have flaws, but they always, always try to do the right thing. The stories are sweet, real, and always teach a valuable lesson.If you're looking for a "feel good" Christian romance that doesn't contain any explicit sexual content, then I'd strongly encourage you to give these stories a try.


  • Well, that ended up being better than I thought. Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It was very sweet and well-paced. I can't say I'm a huge fan of Oke's writing style. (Please nobody hit me.) It's very stripped down, and doesn't really delve much into the characters emotions. Very prosey. I prefer something with a little more "life" to it. And the dialogue . . . I wanted to hit myself over the head with the book a few times because of it. Each character has a very thick backwoods accent, and [...]



  • I used to watch the Hallmark movie version of Oke’s bestselling book over and over again, and I was interested in reading the original book. However, as I came to find out, the movie version is vastly different and much better. The characters in Oke’s book appear to be very one-dimensional -- Marty refuses to be a bad wife and Clark is stoic and cold -- in their marriage of convenience. And the plot as a whole was very simplistic with day-to-day details that make the whole thing very cumbers [...]


  • Reviewed for THC ReviewsI first read Love Comes Softly when I was only about 15 or 16 years old, and if memory serves, it was my very first romance novel. It seems I must have picked well, because not only is it an appropriate story for younger readers content-wise, but it has stood up to the test of time. I still enjoyed it every bit as much today as I did 25 years ago, perhaps even more because I'm seeing it through more mature eyes. Love Comes Softly is something of a Little House on the Prai [...]


  • This is such a Christian classic. The writer in me wonders why I love it so much, when Janette Oke writes an older style that breaks so many modern rules. But I truly do love this book. It’s like eating comfort food. Revisiting it now was a delight. I love the Biblical themes that Oke weaves through her stories, the realistic characters, the true-to-life events without being melodramatic, and the old-fashioned feel. I remembered the Gospel message in this book being one of my favorites. It sti [...]


  • If you dislike stories that tell instead of show, don't read this.If lots of "hick" accents annoy you, don't read this.If you want sappy romance, don't read this.If possible historical inaccuracies bother you, don't read this.If you prefer books where you live with the characters instead of watching from the sidelines, don't read this.Otherwise, enjoy the story.I have never read any book by Janette Oke, but I had heard so much about them and how good they are, that when I found the kindle versio [...]


  • Sial Ok, belajar dr cerita HQ, chicklite, teenlite, dan sebangsanya, saia tidak terlalu berharap pada novel-novel romance. Bahkan, kalau disodorkan dua buah buku, satu komik Nubè, satu novel romance, tanpa pikir panjang saya akan memilih komik Nubè. Jadi, kalaupun memang ada novel romance di to-read list saia, paling saia cuma baca sekilas, skimming, dan baca beberapa helai halaman terakhir. Begitu juga saat akan membaca buku ini.Yeah, niat awalnya gituh…- Hei, buku Love Comes Softly yang di [...]


  • This is among my top favorite books! Why?~ Pioneer courage. A young woman goes West with her new husband, suffers his death, and goes on. Not in the modern way of most books(Pregnant widow goes to town! Gets job with local blacksmith! Teaches town that women can shoe horses too! Oh, please), but in the quiet way of the times. She simply does what she has to do for her own survival and that of her unborn child, and does it the best she can despite her grief.~ Pioneer practicality. Marty and Clark [...]


  • This book was picked up, exactly because it looked really old, sitting on the shelf in the library at the school that I work at. I was bored, and I always do strange things every time it happened. I was never a fan of romance story, especially one that is so sappy my teeth actually hurt. However, this romance is different. The book is thinner than books I usually read, but it captures me just the same. A friend told me once, that books usually cover two or more of the four main features: Charact [...]


  • This was one of the sweetest, most endearing little books I've ever read. It was gripping, sweet, and realistic- all in one incredible package. Loved it.


  • This is my first Janette Oke novel, and I plan to read more by her. This was a bit like Little House on the Prairie. Oke's prose style is simple and doesn't call attention to itself. The only things I found to be a little bit annoying were the bumpkin dialect she writes in for the dialogue, and how the characters are always drinking coffee-- as though the author were in a rut and couldn't decide what else to do with them! But the story is a good one, sweet and simple, and I'm looking forward to [...]


  • Read the book when I was a teen, then again as an adult. Watched most of the series and then re-read the book. The first movie,I think, was with Katherine Heigle, The author of this Christian romance series is from my home province but I didn't know that until recently. She also did a very lovely RCMP series set in Alberta. Anyway, I won't go into the book because the mass amounts of ratings but highly recommend this beautiful story. Very authentic.


  • When I picked up this book at the library, I was intrigued. Not only by the description but also by the author. My library has many books by this author, maybe even all of them. I wasn't even aware that this was the book based from the movies by the same name. I knew of those movies but I had no idea.The way the characters speak to each other took me some time to learn. Also, (view spoiler)[when the fire broke out in the barn, it wasn't explained on how this fire started. (hide spoiler)]Over all [...]


  • I was wrong to have waited so long to read this book; I almost missed a treasure by not reading it at all! I watched this as a movie on TV and I really didn't cling to it. The book however was a breath of fresh air. It's true pioneer grit and charm all in one. It's not just about love but a community linking arms in times of need. Quiet humor and strong faith. No flowery words or talk of beauty; no secrets needed or misunderstandings to keep a novel going; just pure pleasant writing at it's fine [...]


  • This book was amazing and teaches family values. If you enjoy the Little House series, this is good clean holsome reading, but for adults.


  • This book surprised me! It is something I would have never picked up on my own, so I have a fellow Book Club friend to thank for the recommendation. I found this to be a nice palate-cleansing book as I read quite a bit of heavy material. I was pleased that that relationship that developed in this book was not over-the-top romantic and the Christian aspects of the novel are gentle, not aggressive for any readers who may not be of the same faith. I loved learning about the day-to-day life of the f [...]


  • Wonderful again! One of my very favorite series, and this time I just wanted some light reading before beginning what promises to be a semester of very heavy reading! April 2015 read again and enjoyed it just as much. Again the "light reading" was a welcome relief after some heavier reading in March. The romance, and the faith, all work together for a delightful story.



  • I had quite an experience with this book. My parents own the Hallmark movie version of the story, and I saw that a while back. I really liked it, and it made me want to read the book. For Christmas, I gave the copy of this book to a friend (without having read it yet), and then the book she gave me was so awesome, I decided my book to her couldn't be as awesome. I finally got it from the library (after waiting on hold FOREVER) and started to read it. Really critically. I was mentally tearing it [...]


  • I got interested in this book after seeing the hallmark hall of fame movie, They have done the first 8 books into movies and I loved them. When I read the book I fell in love all over again. The series takes place in Canada in the 1800's. It is a good pioneer story. It is about a women Woman, named Marty. After arriving to a new area to settle in mid october an accident takes the life of he husband. There is no one for Marty to turn to, they only arrived the day before she can't go home because [...]


  • This series was recommended to me by a friend at work who loaned me her first three books to read. Marty is a young woman on her way out west with her husband Clem to claim and settle on the land there, when her husband meets with a tragic accident that claims his life and leaves Marty alone and bereft with a baby on the way and nothing to her name other than a few personal items from their broken-down covered wagon. Along comes a young man with an offer that she marry him and come to live in hi [...]


  • I received a boxed set of the first four books in this series as a Christmas present from my MIL. Having enjoyed the Hallmark movies, I actually had good hopes for these books. However, they left quite a lot to be desired. The story lines were sweet and somewhat interesting, but the writing was simple (not bad, but nothing remarkable either) but sometimes affected. The movies don't hide that fact that these are "Christian" stories, but the religious elements there are tempered and used judicious [...]


  • I don't like it. :/ Marty's all alone after her husband passed away. No money and no place to go, she agreed to marry Clark in behalf of his little daughter. Marty needs place to stay and Clark needs mother to his daughter. But what happen when Marty grew feeling toward him? I'll be honest, I don't even finished this book. At first I was interested in its storyline, especially when little children's involved. It's cute. But this one's definitely major disappointment. The story went too slow, I g [...]


  • I have to say that I enjoy the movies better than the books. Kind of disapointing since generally I like books better than their movies -- and I was expecting a lot from these. Also, it annoys me to NO end to that you have to read every single character's dialogue as they actually would speak it back then. Bad grammar, misspellings, etc Drove me INSANE! I can handle one or two characters speaking like that and having to read it the way they'd say it, but EVERY character? Terribly irritating. Not [...]


  • I so wanted to hate Janette Oke. She was everything I "look down" on. Too simplistic writing & world view, some stereotype of a "Christian" writer, sentimental-clearly, my identity would be seriously shattered if I were to enjoy reading her.So here I write, identity shattered. I broke my leg & was staying in a camp cabin & there were books available in the camp but they all were books I wouldn't ordinarily read. So of course I read them, not having other books available, and had a nu [...]


  • Finally reading this series! I have watched all the movies (comment if you have too!) and I promised myself I would not compare the movie to the book-but you know I did a little bit ;) Anyway I enjoyed this quite a bit! I have a lot I could say about the book and movie differences but I will restrain myself! Let's just say I really enjoy both.I was really happy with the flow of this story never got to boring at all which occasionally happens with Janette's books. I loved Marty faith change, and [...]


  • I thought I would like this book. I really wanted to like this book. Billed as Sarah Plain and Tall meets Little House on the Prairie with a dash more overt Christianity, it seemed like a good fit. But it was flat. There were stump storylines that didn't make the story go anywhere. The book was thin - not only physically, but on the conveyance of depth of character and life in the settling frontier.Still, it would have been a solid 3-stars if not for the stylistic affectation Oke used to convey [...]


  • Obviously a quick read. I saw the movie on Hallmark Channel and so borrowed the book (actually, the whole series). I almost like the movie better and that's unusual for me. Although the book was emotional, the movie was even more so, IMO. Plus, the movie didn't have everyone talking like illiterate hill-billies which was highly annoying to read through. The movie had a little more to the beginning - the relationship between Marty and her first husband. All in all though, this was a nice, light r [...]


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