Once Upon a Summer (#01 in Seasons Of The Heart Series)
Romance and adventure - contagious, compelling, captivating - these are the tools Janette Oke uses to craft the SEASONS OF THE HEART series. Through the magic of homespun fiction, she leads the reader into an awareness of faith that transcends...
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Romance and adventure - contagious, compelling, captivating - these are the tools Janette Oke uses to craft the SEASONS OF THE HEART series. Through the magic of homespun fiction, she leads the reader into an awareness of faith that transcends the darkest fear.
An orphaned boy finds his security in God after his aunt, who has raised him, marries and moves away. Seasons of the Heart book 1.
Seasons of the Heart Book 1. Readers will laugh and cry as they follow the story of Josh Jones, an orphan growing up during the Great Depression. Eighteen-year-old Auntie Lou is the only mother Josh has ever known. When his grandfather and uncle start talking about finding a husband for his aunt, he knows something has to be done! As he grows to manhood through disappointment and tragedy, triumph and joy, Josh learns to trust God no matter what life brings.
Sure, his family isn't typical Josh knows that. But when Grandpa and Uncle Charlie begin to make plans to find Auntie Lou a husband and take away the only mother Josh has ever known he knows something has to be done. How can he find his way when his whole world threatens to come apart?
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.