The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1)

The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1)

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by Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn
     
 

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A Chance Encounter Forever Changed Their Lives--and Destinies.



Crafted by two masters of inspirational fiction--Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn--and combining the engaging historical settings, rich characterization, and heartwarming messages quintessential to both authors, The Meeting Place is another timeless story for you to cherish.



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A Chance Encounter Forever Changed Their Lives--and Destinies.



Crafted by two masters of inspirational fiction--Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn--and combining the engaging historical settings, rich characterization, and heartwarming messages quintessential to both authors, The Meeting Place is another timeless story for you to cherish.



Set along the rugged coastline of 18th century Canada in what was then called Acadia (now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), The Meeting Place re-creates a world that was home to native Indians, French settlers, and English garrisons. Such diverse populations did not live in accord, however. Instead, they were isolated within their own groups by a brewing political tension under the difficult English rule.



Amid such chaotic times two women, both about to become brides and both trying to live lives of quiet peace, meet in a lush field of wildflowers. Louisa, a Frenchwoman, and Catherine, who is English, continue to meet secretly through the seasons, sharing both friendship and growing faith.



The outside world does not mirror their own tranquil happiness, and the dreaded crackdown by the English throne threatens far more than their growing bond. In the face of a heart-wrenching dilemma, Louisa and Catherine strive to maintain their faith and cling to their dreams of family and home.

Winner of the Christy Award, presented by the Christian Bookseller Association to honor the best in Christian fiction.

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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585587254
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Song of Acadia , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,228
File size:
821 KB

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.
Bestselling author Janette Oke is celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Her novels have sold more than thirty million copies, and she's 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.
Davis Bunn is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers with sales totaling more than seven million copies. His work has been published in 20 languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis also writes fantasy under the pseudonym Thomas Locke (tlocke.com). He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida. Learn more at www.davisbunn.com.

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Meeting Place 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
joannmc1986 More than 1 year ago
The entire series is wonderful and very historically informative. Loved these characters.
suzyq1220 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a neat plot, but it just drug on and on. Very dull and boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read it!!
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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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I always enjoy Janette Oke's books I can read her series over and over again
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Nekobp More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this Book!!! A very heartwarming story that keeps you interested and not able to put the book down!!!
luv2read47 More than 1 year ago
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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This book shares forbidden relationships in an era when nationality dictated who your friends could be. Heart wrenching saga of love, faith and friendships
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story teller hallmark has her stories on tv and i love them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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