The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1)

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585587254
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Song of Acadia , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,680
  • File size: 799 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 (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.
Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. As Thomas Locke, Davis is also the author of Emissary. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.
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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.

    27 out of 27 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 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

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    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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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Love Janette Oke

    I have all of her books on my shelves now I am adding them to my Nook.

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