Meeting Place

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The year was 1753, and the lines of separation were firmly drawn. The French had named the region Acadia, their "beloved home, " but the British came prepared to do battle for the new continent. The settlers were either French or English, and though their villages were but a stone's throw apart, most could go an entire lifetime without speaking to someone from the other side. But a chance encounter begins a friendship that will propel two young women on a journey from which they...
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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1)

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Overview

The year was 1753, and the lines of separation were firmly drawn. The French had named the region Acadia, their "beloved home, " but the British came prepared to do battle for the new continent. The settlers were either French or English, and though their villages were but a stone's throw apart, most could go an entire lifetime without speaking to someone from the other side. But a chance encounter begins a friendship that will propel two young women on a journey from which they can never turn back...
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In 1753, the French and British settlers of Acadia are divided by threats of war. Realizing that fighting will surely break out if the British government demands oaths of loyalty from the French settlers, Catherine Price hopes for the best and continues to plan her wedding to Lieutenant Andrew Harrow. Louise Belleveau is also planning to marry, and the two women meet accidentally while picking wildflowers for their wedding bouquets. They quickly form a bond, only to have their friendship threatened by the growing tension between their two societies. Oke and Bunn's (The Matchmakers, LJ 11/1/97) huge readership should find much to enjoy in this smoothly written romantic adventure, though others may be put off by the overstated messages about peace, love, and the importance of God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764221774
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Song of Acadia Series , #1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2000

    Outstanding Christian book

    I bought this book, not knowing anything about the authors, but being drawn by the cover and the title. 48 hours later, I am ordering the sequel, because I found between the pages inspiration, morality and good language. I am impressed with this book, so much so that I have written my first book review. I will pray for the authors that they continue to maintain their integrity in a world that usually rewards violence and vulgarity, where books of this calibre are not usually sought after.

    28 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Excellent writing!

    The entire series is wonderful and very historically informative. Loved these characters.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

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    Meeting Place

    I found this book very interesting. Just read it for the second time after several years. It's sort of like a history book on how the Acadians got to southern Louisiana. It kept my interest.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    The Meeting Place

    As a History major, I am always facinated with historical fiction. As usual, Oke and Bunn have done an outstanding job in portraying a factual, historical time period and have added the spiritual context that makes this a wonderful book to read! God placed man all over the world, but it was Man who did the separating! In this book, an English women, Catherine, befriends a French women, Louise. The two women turn to each other in Christian love and do what God instructs them to do, even if it meant a sacrifice of their daughters to do so. I can't wait to read the sequel.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2005

    'The Meeting Place' by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn, five stars

    I rated 'The Meeting Place' with five stars because it was a really good book, it shows how two young women from two different cultures and religions were able to come together in a time of war and still have a really special friendship. I like how they both happened to be in the at the same time and how they both got married on the same day and how they both had their first child only a couple days apart from each other, amazingly enough. I think its so sweet how, near the middle of the book, they think of each other as the sister that neither of them ever had. I think that its really selfless that Catherine would be willing to risk her social life and not be near her own baby for a long time so she can help Louises baby become better. I loved the morals and life lessons in this book, like when they had to trust in the Lord to bring them back together after they were seperated and how Catherine, Andrew, Louise, and Henri all become strong Christians. It is an inspiring book and I highly recommend to read it and the sequel about their daughters.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Kinna lame and boring

    This book had a neat plot, but it just drug on and on. Very dull and boring.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    AN ALL NEW MUST READ!

    This book was well written, with a new and fresh story. I not onlr enjoyed the plot but I also learned a whole new history about our country I never heard before. I just purchased the 2nd book in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Awsome book

    Everyone should read it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    A very good read

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Meeting Place. It kept my attention and when I had to lay it aside, I was anxious to pick it back up again. The characters were a good mix of people and very likeable. As a mom, I would have liked a reunion for all. But overall, a very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    I always enjoy Janette Oke's books I can read her series over an

    I always enjoy Janette Oke's books I can read her series over and over again

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  • Posted November 12, 2014

    Highly recommend !!!!

    I highly recommend this Book!!! A very heartwarming story that keeps you interested and not able to put the book down!!!

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  • Posted November 2, 2014

    Slow beginning

    I have not completed this book. Having a hard time getting interested.
    I will continue trying to read it. I gave the 2* rating since I really
    do not have much to base a rating on yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

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    All I can say is wonderful. A must read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Moving Book

    This book shares forbidden relationships in an era when nationality dictated who your friends could be. Heart wrenching saga of love, faith and friendships

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Meeting place

    What a great story teller hallmark has her stories on tv and i love them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a fantastic book!!!! I've read several of Janette Oke's

    This is a fantastic book!!!! I've read several of Janette Oke's books, and this one is by far one of my favorites. So many modern books have bad language or immoral passages, but this book is a great book to read without anything that might be questionable. I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    The Meeting Place

    This is a book of faith in God and how trusting HIM can lift you out of dispair and bring peace to your heart, no matter what storms life may bring!

    It is a faith building book!










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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    A good read with a historical touch

    I've enjoyed the few books I've already read of Janette Oke. I was pleased that this one was also good. At times it went form sheer boredom to can't put it down - but that's sort of the way life is, isn't it? Looking back, the quiet times in the book were essential to understanding how the climax came to be the way it was. It couldn't have changed without loosing something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    I read this series a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. I

    I read this series a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am trying to think of something I missed since it is in the science fiction category. 

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    I throughly enjoyed this book.

    I throughly enjoyed this book.

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