Bluebird and the Sparrow (Classics For Girls Series)
There were moments when she wished she were an only child, that her mother had never blessed her with a baby sister. Not a sister like Glenna. "She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!" Berta...
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There were moments when she wished she were an only child, that her mother had never blessed her with a baby sister. Not a sister like Glenna. "She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!" Berta was used to those comments. Whenever ladies came to the house or met her mother on the streets, everyone was always exclaiming over her little sister. Somewhere along the way, Berta gradually came to the conclusion that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. Whatever Glenna did, she would not do. Whatever Glenna liked, she would not like. She would be the opposite. And as the two girls grow up, that determination shapes their relationship. Glenna is sparkling, vivacious, outgoing, and adored. Berta is serious, dependable, prim, and always feels plain and ordinary - especially when she compares herself to her sister.
But the day will come when Berta must look into her heart and discover what truly makes the distance between them.
Berta constantly feels in her younger sister's shadow. Glenna is sparkling, outgoing, and adored. But the day comes when Berta must uncover their true differences.
An elder sister feels she is plain in comparison to her beautiful younger sister and must look into her heart to discover the true differences between them.
A Janette Oke Classics for Girls book. Berta feels she is plain in comparison to her beautiful sister, Glenna, and must look into her heart to discover what the difference between them truly is.
Janette Oke was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. They married in 1957 and served in churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke writes historical novels which 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. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. This book experienced immediate success and became a series. She has won a number of awards including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 Presidents 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. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Oke has published some 75 books including, The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful childrens picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Songs of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn. - Publisher.