A quiet southern town is shaken by the distant storm clouds of the First World War. Two young girls, different as night and day, are drawn together through trials and devastating loss. Then a day comes when it seems that...
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A quiet southern town is shaken by the distant storm clouds of the First World War. Two young girls, different as night and day, are drawn together through trials and devastating loss. Then a day comes when it seems that faith itself drives a tragic wedge between them. Will there ever be a return to harmony? 223 pages, from Bethany.
A Quiet Southern Town, the Distant Storm Clouds of the First World War, and Two Girls Who Are Best Friends^^Jodie Harland and Bethan Keane had little in common before the plight of a homeless dog brought them together, but from that day on the two young girls were bound together as best friends. As different as night and day in personality and interests, their friendship grows strong through shared joys, trials, and, finally, a devastating loss faced together.^^Then a day comes when it seems that faith itself drives a tragic wedge between them and shatters the love and respect that had cemented them even closer than sisters. During the next few years, the emotional distance between them appears to be finalized when Jodie goes off to college.^^The United States joins the war effort in Europe, threatening even the peaceful security of Harmony. When will the time ever come for a Return to Harmony?
Two very different girls who are as close as sisters, the tragic wedge that drives them apart, and the healing love of God.
Jodie Harland and Bethan Keane, two young women with very different goals and personalities, develop a strong friendship when the plight of a homeless puppy brings them together. Soon their shared joys and trials make them more like sisters than friends. Then tragedy strikes Jodie's family, and her faith begins to waver. Through it all, Bethan remains a loyal companion. But when Jodie's possible romance with Bethan's brother causes a rift between the two girls, reconciliation seems impossible. When Jodie leaves for college, the distance between them becomes even greater. Will the girls be able to move beyond past hurts and restore their friendship?
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.
Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed award-winning author who has sold more than four million books in fifteen languages. He has been honoured with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction. He has written several bestsellers including Winner Take All, Drummer in the Dark, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, Imposter, and The Quilt. He's also the co-author of the Song of Acadia series with Janette Oke. As a result of his book, To the Ends of the Earth, Bunn was named the Novelist in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. - Publisher.