As young Dana comes to terms with the sudden news of her tragic illness, her little sister Erin's faith is shaken to the core. This deeply poignant coming-of-age story is sensitively told by a best selling mother-and-daughter team of authors....
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As young Dana comes to terms with the sudden news of her tragic illness, her little sister Erin's faith is shaken to the core. This deeply poignant coming-of-age story is sensitively told by a best selling mother-and-daughter team of authors. 300 pages, from Bethany.
Introducing an extraordinary collaboration between Janet Oke and her daughter, Laurel, "Dana's Valley" offers a compelling tale for Oke fans everywhere, telling a story of family triumph in the face of trial.
I thought I had given up on God. But I didn't realize he hadn't given up on me.... Our Little Town, nestled in the valley, was a charming, secure place for us kids during our growing-up years. Our family probably wasn't perfect, but we had a lot of fun, and we were sure of our parents' love for each other and for the four of us. Best of all, my sister-just a year older than me-was also my best friend. Looking back on those years, I realize now how carefully and intricately the circumstances and events of childhood weave together to form the person we become. Our attitudes about life, our values and, most of all, our understanding of God, all are profoundly affected and formed through what we see modeled in our homes. When someone's mental images and memories are not positive, I'm sure God's abundant grace is available in extra measure for that person. For me, I know the things our family faced together-the joys and triumphs, the difficulties and sorrows-have provided a firm foundation for my own spiritual journey.
New Look for a Bestselling Author's Mother-Daughter Collaboration
Erin Walsh thinks her family is as close to perfect as it can be. When one grim diagnosis is all it takes to shake her family to the core, she wonders if they can ever go back to they way they were. Erin's attempts to go about life as usual feel empty and as each member of her family seems to struggle alone, she is about ready to give up on God. However, Erin has yet to learn that God will never give up on her.
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.
Logan was born and raised in Canada. She is a homemaker and writer.