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    • When Calls the Heart

    • Canadian West, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • When Comes the Spring

    • Canadian West, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 343
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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 Breaks the Dawn

    • Canadian West, Book 3
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 Hidden Flame

    • Acts of Faith
    • By: T. Davis Bunn, Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with the beloved Janette Oke to evoke the spirit of the original followers of the Way. In a first century Jerusalem seething with turmoil, religious and political leaders eye the burgeoning Christian community with suspicion. While a Hebrew merchant and a Roman soldier vie for the hand of a lovely follower of Christ, she finds her heart drawn to another whose tireless care and unflinching faith shine daily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • PROOF OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION

    • By ruth on 04-14-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    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

    • 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 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • The Damascus Way

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The fledgling church is being scattered by persecution. It is spearheaded by a fanatical young Pharisee who does not realize he is unwittingly aiding a divine mandate to spread the truth “unto the ends of the earth …”Young Julia has everything money can buy —except for acceptance by either Gentiles or Judeans in Tiberias. When she discovers the secret her beloved Greek father has kept all these years, she is devastated. Julia and her Hebrew mother are indeed less than second-class citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our Lord Lives

    • By Michael on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • The Bluebird and the Sparrow

    • Women of the West, Book 10
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Haas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Berta has spent much of her life striving to be the opposite of her adorable sister, Glenna. As Glenna grows into a vivacious and outgoing young wife and mother, Berta carefully molds herself into a prim spinster and dependable member of her family. But her aloofness and pride must exact a price. Soon, Berta will need to examine her soul for the true motives at work in her heart.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • extremely tedious

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Tender Years

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • Once Upon a Summer

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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. Moore Berry on 02-28-18

    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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • A Searching Heart

    • A Prairie Legacy, Book #2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Jillian Vick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Tender Years, Virginia Simpson managed to struggle through adolescence and was looking forward to stepping into adulthood. When her graduation day arrived, she walked 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. She thought she would feel different. Like an adult, with an inner knowledge that she was on the edge of the nest, ready to try her own wings.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor narrator

    • By marsha riggins on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $11.89

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • The Winds of Autumn

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    On the brink of manhood, Josh was facing important questions about life, about love, about himself. "I sure was having a time of it trying to sort out all these different ideas and feelings¿maybe I should just go fishing!"

    Regular price: $20.97

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