Julia's Last Hope

Julia's Last Hope

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by Janette Oke
     
 

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The only thing she has left is her faith in God. . . . Is it enough?

With the closing of the Calder Springs' timber mill, most of the town's residents are left unemployed. Several families, realizing the lack of a future in the small mountain town, soon decide to relocate.

But not the Harrigan family. Although John has lost his job at the mill, he and his wife

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The only thing she has left is her faith in God. . . . Is it enough?

With the closing of the Calder Springs' timber mill, most of the town's residents are left unemployed. Several families, realizing the lack of a future in the small mountain town, soon decide to relocate.

But not the Harrigan family. Although John has lost his job at the mill, he and his wife, Julia, make the decision to stay in their beautiful home with their twin daughters. Eastern-educated Julia searches for a way to bring business and people back to Calder Springs—a task she feels God leading her to accomplish. Will her faith and determination carry her through the challenges and setbacks she'll face?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764223846
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Women of the West Series, #2
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

JANETTE OKE is the beloved, bestselling author of more than sixty books. Her writing has earned her the Christy Award for excellence in Christian Fiction, a number of Gold Medallion Awards, and two honorary awards for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Calgary, Alberta. Visit janetteoke.com.

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Julia's Last Hope 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
flyinggroceries More than 1 year ago
Quick, fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great summer read! Love this series!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great reading of course the Women of the West series are all good. No one can go wrong in reading any of J. Oak's books, she is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not what i expected! It could have been so much better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wasn't one of her best series. The endings on both book one and two both felt cut off. Not to mention the cost of 6.99 for only 170 pages. To expensive for what you get. It's a shame because I have loved her other series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt this book, in many ways, deserves five stars. It is an intriguing story with an unpredictable ending (I won't give away any surprises). If I can say this much, I think the theme of the story is that sometimes, figithing a losing battle is still worth it. The story takes place in the fictitious town of Calder Springs, around 1900, in Western Canada. This is a close-knit community, where the Harrigan family (the central characters) has lived for many years. The Harrigans are Christians, and a good witness to their neighbors. The book begins with the devastating news that the town's only real industry, the lumber mill, is closing. This not only leaves John Harrigan (and almost all the other townsfolk) jobless, but also removes the town's only means of survival. As families pack up and leave for parts unknown, Julia Harigan wonders if there is something she and the women of Calder Springs can do to save the town they love. This quest leads them to embark on an advneture, leading to some very intersting visitors in Calder Springs (from spoiled cranks to fugitives!). Each phase of this story teaches Julia and her family a lot, and gives them opportunites to be a witness to those in need. The reason I give this book four stars instead of five are as follows. First of all, I don't feel that most of the characters' reactions were very real-to-life initially. I felt Julia was incredibly naive and in denial when she was first given the news of the mill closing. Their daughter Jennifer is unselfish to a fault, and exhibits codependency in her stoic response. She takes on her paretns' feelings as her own responsibility, so her own feelings aren't really explored. The only character who reacts in a "normal" way is Felicity, the emotional daughter. Yet her reaction is seen as "selfish" by Jennifer. I did not feel this was healthy for the book to show expression grief and fear as selfish. My other reason for omitting the fifth star is because John didn't confide in his wife as he should have. He didn't share his real thoughts and feelings, for fear of letting her down. It is clear that John and Julia are a happily married godly couple, and love eachother dearly, but they are not truly a "team" until the end of the book. I think if John had been honest with Julia earlier on, things could have come to a head sooner. In spite of it's imprefections, this book gives me pause to think. I'm not sure if all the lessons I glean from it were the author's intended meaning, or if I'm just too introspective for my own good! A good book anyway!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst Janette Oke book :(
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This sounds like a good book.
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