Beyond the Gathering Storm

Beyond the Gathering Storm

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by Janette Oke
     
 

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Two Love Stories in One From Bestselling Author Janette Oke!

Whether you've read one Janette Oke story, or you've read them all, Beyond the Gathering Storm is sure to touch your heart. Returning to her beloved Canadian West, Oke has written another novel of tenderness and romance in which lives of character and courage are tested in the wilds of an untamed

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Two Love Stories in One From Bestselling Author Janette Oke!

Whether you've read one Janette Oke story, or you've read them all, Beyond the Gathering Storm is sure to touch your heart. Returning to her beloved Canadian West, Oke has written another novel of tenderness and romance in which lives of character and courage are tested in the wilds of an untamed land.

This time, though, there are two love stories instead of just one as she introduces Christine and Henry, adopted brother and sister who are about to leave home. Raised on the secluded frontier in the loving care of their adoptive parents, Elizabeth and Wynn, the two young adults set out on their own and soon face the challenge of their lives.

Henry, a Canadian Mountie like his father, struggles between the call of duty...and the call of his heart. Christine, meanwhile, attempts to make her own way in the city. There she meets a rich man's son and must choose between God's will and her own.

Will these two compassionate hearts find the love for which they yearn or are they at risk of being broken?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Oke, whose evangelical Christian romances have sold 19 million copies worldwide, here presents the romantic lives of an adopted brother and sister in pre-WWI western Canada. Duty calls Henry, a sensitive and kind Mountie, to inform a young logger's wife that her husband has been killed in an accident. The woman's tragic loss haunts Henry, who wonders for years afterward what became of her and her infant son. Assigned to a new beat five years later, he rediscovers Amber and gains her trust--and eventually her heart--by offering his calm and steady assistance as she copes with another near-tragedy. Meanwhile, Henry's younger sister, Christine, off to work as a secretary in the big city of Edmonton, experiences her own loves and losses. Courted by the boss's temperamental, randy son, the saintly Christine has to fend off the traditional temptations of her suitor's fast friends, late evenings and penchant for alcohol. She and the boss's son become engaged, but his mercurial outbursts only worsen, occasionally erupting in violence (the novel anachronistically refers to Christine as "physically abused"). A heartbroken Christine breaks off the engagement, sadder but wiser. Oke covers little new ground in this latest historical Christian romance, though she paints a fairly realistic portrait of a controlling, abusive man, and refrains from tidying up the novel by having Christine fall for someone more suitable. (July) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764224003
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Canadian West Series, #5
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President's Award and the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction along with the hearts of millions of readers! Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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