Beyond the Gathering Storm

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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...

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Beyond the Gathering Storm (Canadian West Book #5)

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Overview

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.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410453747
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/9/2013
  • Series: Canadian West , #5
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 383
  • Sales rank: 415,655
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    A great read

    I enjoyed this book very much. However, since I've read every other book in the series I wasn't expecting so many loose ends. This book begins with the adult lives of Wynn and Elizabeth's adopted children. The book previous to this one left off with Henry coming to live with the couple. We have no details of Christine's arrival. We also do not know what happend to their beloved Husky Kip. We only read of a new family dog. This was disappointing because it is an otherwise wonderful series.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    Oke Continues the Canadian West Saga!

    Wynn and Elizabeth Delaney's two adopted children are now grown, Henry serving as a Mountie, and Christine starting her adult life in the workforce. Both are forced to relocate miles away from the parents they love and the family life they miss. This book parallels the lives of these two young people. For Henry, the memory of an earlier encounter with a young widow haunts him day and night...until he runs into her again in a most unusual circumstance. The girl re-enters his life under an alias. In spite of her constantly ignoring him, Henry is consumed with protecting her and becoming a father figure to her 5 yr. old son, Danny. Christine, 18, is taking her first job and while living in one room at a boarding house receives an offer from her wealthy boss. He wants her to come live in his expensive, large home in exchange for cooking his dinners. She declines, but in the process meets her boss's son, Boyd. Boyd is a spoiled, wild, lazy, drinking, university student with a completely different set of values from Christine's. They eventually do become engaged, which holds the reader on pins and needles. This book deals with family issues of the day, apparently just before a great war is to start. It takes place in Canada, and seems to be set just before WWI. Family trust and values are stressed, along with the empty nest of Elizabeth and Wynn. Strengths of this book are the religious and family values carried on by both grown adopted children. I found it rather unusual for Oke to introduce for the first time, issues which deal with total control and spousal abuse, but she did so in a well-controlled way. Of extreme importance all through this book is family loyalty, family values and family devotion. Per Oke, this is another book which holds ones attention and cries for a sequel.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    :(

    This book is okay it kinda got me lost for a while and i think janette skipped to many years it says not enough of henry and christines childhood memories not janettes best at all:(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Loved It

    Janette Oake followed this series through with love. One of the best series I have ever read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Disappointed

    Not as good as the first four :(

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    Posted January 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

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    Ok

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    well idk

    I hsvent read it but i am going to so i will be commenting the sample someother day or maybe later. My point is when i finish.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Great story.

    Beautiful moving story of how a young mountie lives with the heartache of telling a widow with a small child her husband has died before moving away. She becomes hardened and some years later moves to where he is. See how things change a little at a time with God's help.

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

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    A must read for the continuation of the series!

    Another addition to the saga in the Early Frontier days of Canadian wilderness. Well written and enjoyable.

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    gift

    I haven't read it, I gave it as a gift.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Wonderful Book!!

    Definitly deserves 5 stars. Once you're finished you will have to read the sequel (When Tomorrow Comes). Great Story, great ending, yet leads you directly into the next book!!

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