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    • When Calls the Heart

    • Canadian West, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No regrets

    • By Anonymous User on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Where Courage Calls

    • By: Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan
    • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she's assigned the position no one else wants - in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills of western Canada - she worries she doesn't have the courage to accept. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True enjoyment

    • By C.F. on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Love Comes Softly

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    When it was first published in 1979, this novel introduced inspirational fiction to people hungry for well-told stories based on Christian values. Since then, over a million copies have been sold, and it has been made into a popular Hallmark movie. Janette Oke has won the Christy Award, the Gold Medallion, and scores of other awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, gentle audiobook

    • By W on 12-12-05

    Regular price: $26.57

    • When Comes the Spring

    • Canadian West, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Elizabeth, the cultured young schoolteacher from the East, has braved the Western frontier and spent a year teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Now, she and Wynn are planning their wedding and their new life together at his outpost in the far North. While Wynn is accustomed to life in the North, Elizabeth is not. Can their love for each other sustain them through a harsh winter, loneliness, and rigors of life without any of the conveniences they're used to?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story

    • By Lilchewy12 on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Centurion’s Wife

    • Acts of Faith, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke, Davis Bunn
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with Janette Oke to evoke the tumult of first-century Judea in the wake of Christ’s crucifixion. Although she prefers service in Pontius Pilate’s palace to a loveless marriage, Leah is betrothed to a Roman centurion. Before he can have Leah, however, he must go on a secret mission. But when a rabbi’s missing body sends Leah and Alban after the same answers, what they discover could change all they hold dear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gets you into the events in a fresh way

    • By Michael on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When Breaks the Dawn

    • Canadian West, Book 3
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    Having survived the harshness of their first year in the far Northwest, Elizabeth and Wynn, her Royal Canadian Mountie, now face new challenges. Just when they've made new friends and started a new school, they are presented with a new posting. It seems Elizabeth's dreams for a family and home of her own are not to be. Will their love for each other, hope for the future, and their faith in God carry them through the crushing disappointments?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Meeting Place

    • Song of Acadia
    • By: Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In the 18th century, the residents of Acadia live in a fragile truce. The settlers of this rough Canadian island are either French or British, and the two nationalities do not mix, no matter how close their villages are. One day in a meadow, two women begin a friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Meeting Place: Song of Acadia

    • By Vicki on 12-28-10

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Love's Long Journey

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    Newlyweds Missie and Willie share a dream. However, it means that Missie must leave her parents, family and friends behind to join a wagon train and claim land in the West with her new husband. Overcoming incredible hardships on the journey, she grows into a mature wife and mother. Her faith in God and love for her husband give Missie the strength to make a new life and home in an unknown territory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Pleasurable Listen

    • By Elizabeth on 04-15-07

    Regular price: $24.47

    • When Hope Springs New

    • Canadian West, Book 4
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Leaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an even more primitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest. Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her. The Delaney's thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy disappear from view in the arms of his father. Would they be able to survive the challenges ahead? Book four of the best-selling Canadian West series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Tabatha Walker on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Love's Enduring Promise

    • Love Comes Softly, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    One of the original founders of the Christian fiction genre, Janette Oke has authored more than 75 books and has recieved such accolades as the Christy and Gold Medallion Awards. This story of a frontier family begins where Love Comes Softly left off, telling the heart-warming tale of a marriage that began in tragedy but has flourished due to Marty and Clark's devotion to one another and to God.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Pleasurable Listen

    • By Elizabeth on 04-15-07

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Where Trust Lies

    • Return to the Canadian West, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke, Laurel Logan
    • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Janet Parsons on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Tender Years

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Twenty years have passed since youngest daughter Belinda's story in Love Finds a Home. Marty and Clark's spiritual heritage has been lovingly passed on to their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And now, beloved granddaughter Virginia faces the test of her young life. Caught in that difficult period between childhood and adulthood, feeling that she really doesn't fit anywhere, Virginia struggles against what she considers to be unreasonable restrictions and expectations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book from Janette Oke!

    • By Anne on 02-10-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • When Tomorrow Comes

    • Canadian West, Book 6
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Christine and her older brother, Henry, grew up in the Delaney family as loved and nurtured as if they had been born to Elizabeth and Wynn. Now adults, they are ready to make new lives for themselves. Henry has found love and is planning a wedding. Christine is delighted for her brother, but she is still carrying scars from a broken relationship. And the war in Europe causes uncertainties at every turn, while the Northland still calls to her heart.

    Regular price: $15.39

    • Once Upon a Summer

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 84

    An excerpt from the book: "Sure, it's unusual to have an 18-year-old mother when you're 12. But when you're an orphan and she's your aunt and the only mother you've ever had well, as I explained, it had worked out real well..."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wrestling with God . . . Learning . . .and Loving

    • By Debbie on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Beyond the Gathering Storm

    • A Canadian West Novel
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Years ago, Wynn and Elizabeth Delancy adopted Christine and Henry. Now Christine has moved to a nearby city. Working as a secretary in a prosperous company, she is drawn to her employer's handsome son. Henry has joined the Canadian Mounties, where one of his first duties is to help a young widow and her infant. In their new lives, as new relationships grow, can Christine and Henry still draw on the faith they have learned from their parents?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE GATHERIING STORM

    • By ruth on 12-17-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • A Searching Heart

    • Prairie Legacy, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In The Tender Years, Virginia Simpson managed to struggle through adolescence and was looking forward to stepping into adulthood. When her graduation day arrives, she walks to the podium as the class valedictorian to the proud grins of her grandparents, Marty and Clark Davis. College beckoned, and life seemed to be well in hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A searching heart

    • By Lindsey Bernardy on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Beyond the Gathering Storm

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    As a youth, Henry had been rescued from terrible circumstances by the Delaneys, whose loving care helped to heal his painful memories. Now, as a young man of character and deep faith working as a representative of the law, his duties include some that leave him with haunting memories, particularly of the young widow and baby boy whom he longs to help.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of the best of this series

    • By R. Berry on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tomorrow's Dream

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Kyle learned that she had been adopted, she began a search for her birth parents. Now reunited with them, she is also thankful for the devoted couple who raised her. Surrounded by those she loves, Kyle's joy increases when she and her handsome fiance are married. Surely her life is full of God's blessings and goodness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Heart Warming

    • By Eloy Hernandez JR on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Sacred Shore

    • By: Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In Acadia, two young mothers, one British and one French, have become good friends, despite the enmity between their peoples. The French woman's baby girl becomes critically ill. Since the British woman has access to medical care denied to the French, they exchange infants. But, suddenly, the French are expelled from Acadia, and the women are unable to meet again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful Janette Oke book!

    • By Anne on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Like Gold Refined

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Happily married with four children, Virginia Lewis is perfectly content with her peaceful existence on the family farm. But change looms on the horizon. Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark have always been a source of emotional strength, but their health is failing. And Virginia's adopted daughter, who has long been a blessing, may be torn from the family when her absentee birth mother resurfaces and pursues custody. Virginia may fear the unknown, but her unshakable convictions will help her embrace it.

    Regular price: $27.97

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