Seasons of the Heart

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 413 ratings

Once Upon a Summer Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author of Too Long a Stranger and Julia's Last Hope, Janette Oke is loved for her inspirational novels. In Once Upon a Summer, Oke weaves the tender tale of 12-year-old, Joshua, who has been raised by his 18-year-old aunt and their grandparents. He has grown accustomed to their close-knit family, but that is all about to change when Joshua's aunt considers marriage. Johnny Heller touchingly narrates the trials of faith this family must face.
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  • Book 1

    • Once Upon a Summer

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 1
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Best-selling author of Too Long a Stranger and Julia's Last Hope, Janette Oke is loved for her inspirational novels. In Once Upon a Summer, Oke weaves the tender tale of 12-year-old, Joshua, who has been raised by his 18-year-old aunt and their grandparents. He has grown accustomed to their close-knit family, but that is all about to change when Joshua's aunt considers marriage. Johnny Heller touchingly narrates the trials of faith this family must face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series, and Wonderful Narrator!

    • By Jan K on 07-30-09

    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

  • Book 2

    • The Winds of Autumn

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 2
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Pioneering inspirational author and perennial best seller Janette Oke is renowned for her touching novels of faith and virtue. The Winds of Autumn is the continuation of the heartwarming family saga begun in Once Upon a Summer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very heavy with god

    • By Allosaurus on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

  • Book 3

    • Winter Is Not Forever

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 3
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Internationally best-selling inspirational author Janette Oke is beloved for her novels of faith. Winter Is Not Forever is the continuation of the touching Seasons of the Heart saga begun in Once Upon a Summer and continued in The Winds of Autumn. Featuring a folksy narration by Johnny Heller, this tale of a young man ready to graduate from high school and begin his adult life is touching and poignant.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Winter Is Not Forever

    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Life was full of choices. The only problem was figuring out what to do! "What do you plan to do after graduation? Are you gonna be a minister, or what?" Or what, my mind echoed in frustration. What?

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 4

    • Spring's Gentle Promise

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 4
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    Janette Oke is a pioneering author of inspirational fiction. Her novels are international best-sellers that entertain as they refresh the soul. Spring's Gentle Promise is the fourth and final book of the Seasons of the Heart series that follows Joshua Chadwick on his journey into adulthood. Josh is as happy as a clam now that Grandpa and Uncle Charlie have signed over the family farm to him. But soon the serious responsibility of managing the farm has him looking for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story Proper Ending

    • By T Gyrl on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Spring's Gentle Promise

    • Seasons of the Heart, Book 4
    • By: Janette Oke
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    An excerpt from the book: "In the dimness of the early morning I could see field after neighborhood field as I let my gaze wander around me. First there was ours, I supposed I would always think of the farm as ours, Grandpa's, Uncle Charlie's, and mine, though in truth it really was just mine now. Guess that was one of the reasons I was whistling. Just yesterday Grandpa and Uncle Charlie had signed all the official papers to make the farm mine, really and legally mine."

    Regular price: $20.97