Drums of Change (Women of the West Book #12) [NOOK Book]

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The stillness of the mountains, the pines covering the hillsides, the gurgle of the spring... this was her home



The prairie fires that sweep the grazing lands, the coming of white men with their guns and diseases, and the quick slaughter of the vast buffalo herds leave Running Fawn's Blackfoot tribe ...
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Drums of Change (Women of the West Book #12)

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Overview

The stillness of the mountains, the pines covering the hillsides, the gurgle of the spring... this was her home



The prairie fires that sweep the grazing lands, the coming of white men with their guns and diseases, and the quick slaughter of the vast buffalo herds leave Running Fawn's Blackfoot tribe with little choice but to take up residence on the assigned Reserve. All her life, Running Fawn has known only contentment, but now what will become of her hopes and dreams?

The Chief's son, Silver Fox, and Running Fawn are chosen to attend classes at the Mission Boarding School in Calgary. The white man's way of life isn't the only thing confusing to Running Fawn; the white man's God both frightens and intrigues her. Could this God indeed be the creator of the land she loves so dearly? Will she be forced to choose between the ways of her people and the man she loves?

Running Fawn's Blackfoot tribe is placed on a reservation where she questions her ability to adjust to a new life including the white man's God.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In mid-19th-century Alberta, young Running Fawn's world of beauty and serenity is disrupted by the violence of white settlers stealing Blackfoot lands and by the increasing harshness of life on assigned reservations. Although Running Fawn slowly resigns herself to life on the reservation, she struggles fiercely with the strange beliefs of the Christian missionary who has come to live and teach among her tribe. Because of the strength of Running Fawn's convictions about the corrupt nature of the settlers and Christianity, her final conversion rings false. Still, Oke (The Red Geranium, LJ 11/1/95) combines the panorama of Alberta's history with the typical, gentle simplicity of her storytelling to fashion a tale that will be popular among her many fans.
John Mort
Christian romance writer Oke, whose sales have now topped 13 million, turns in a sensitive story of a young Blackfoot girl coming of age in nineteenth-century Alberta. Running Fawn's people have been devastated by smallpox and are struggling to make a new life on the reserve. A naive young missionary, Martin Forbes, arrives to preach that Jesus died for everyone, not just whites. He begins a simple school and selects his two most promising students, Running Fawn and the chief's son, Silver Fox, for the mission school in Calgary. Oke's at her best in the school scenes, through which Running Fawn is in constant distress; Silver Fox holds his own rather better, since he is determined to lead his people into rapprochement with the whites. Running Fawn decides to walk home from the school--several hundred miles--when she learns of her father's illness, and there are some nice passages, delivered in simple, almost poetic sentences, describing her as she fashions moccasins and snares a jackrabbit. And there's a love story, of course, as the lonely young missionary tries to marry Running Fawn and as Silver Fox actually does. Much more appealing than Oke's last offering, the gimmicky "A Gown of Spanish Lace".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585587346
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: Women of the West , #12
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 74,783
  • File size: 477 KB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") is celebrated across the world for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. She is credited with launching the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. Today, her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") pioneered inspirational fiction and is the leading author in the category today. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.

Janette receives fan mail from all over the world and answers each letter personally. She received the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to Christian fiction, the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award and has been awarded the Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren. They make their home in Canada.

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Table of Contents

1. Her World 9
2. The Decision 16
3. Summer Camp 22
4. 1876-1877 30
5. The Buffalo 39
6. Loss 47
7. To the Plains 55
8. Boarding School 63
9. Lessons 71
10. A Visitor 80
11. Striking Out 89
12. Persistence 96
13. Travel 104
14. The Storm 112
15. Reunion 119
16. The Unexpected 124
17. Care 132
18. Choices 138
19. Winter 147
20. Chief Calls Through the Night 155
21. The Book 162
22. The Answer 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Once again Janette Oke tells an intriguing story of how the west was made! I love learning about indians, especialy because I have indian ancestry. If you love Janette Oke's books than you will absolutely love Drums if Change!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Old favorite

    I read this book years ago when I was in elementary school. It was so heart-warming. I couldn't put the book down. I'm buying a copy for my daughter to read. I know she's going to love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2001

    This book was so awesome! You just have to read it!

    As a culture freak I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It shows our civilized world what our people did to change the lives of the people who were there before us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    You've Gotta' Read This Book!!

    This book was wonderful. I can't believe how fast i got finished reading it. The detailing of words create such vivid pictures in your head!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Loved it

    Nook Book edition please!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    nothing good about it!!!

    this book is terrible!!!!!!!! who would ever want to read this torture. this book is an imbarresment. janette oke, what happened?

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