A Quiet Strength (Prairie Legacy Book #3)

A Quiet Strength (Prairie Legacy Book #3)

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by Janette Oke
     
 

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A Tender Story of Faith and Love From Janette Oke

Countless fans of Christian fiction like you were thrilled when Janette Oke released her new series, A PRAIRIE LEGACY. Readers have been rewarded with a touching exploration of the feelings and thoughts of young Virginia Simpson as she grows to be a woman. With A Quiet Strength, bestselling author Janette Oke…  See more details below

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A Tender Story of Faith and Love From Janette Oke

Countless fans of Christian fiction like you were thrilled when Janette Oke released her new series, A PRAIRIE LEGACY. Readers have been rewarded with a touching exploration of the feelings and thoughts of young Virginia Simpson as she grows to be a woman. With A Quiet Strength, bestselling author Janette Oke continues Virginia's tale with a heartwarming, romantic novel that mothers and daughters everywhere will love.

Virginia Simpson has learned that grandma Marty was right to insist that when God allows something to be taken from you, he replaces it with something better. The return of Jonathan, their renewed courtship, and the upcoming wedding are all shining examples of that. Still though, the trials and disappointments of Virginia's life weigh heavily on her and the inner strength that has continued to build in her is far from completion.

The first test of her new resolve comes soon after her marriage. Waiting for their house to be completed, the couple has no choice but to live with Jonathan's grandmother. Although Virginia loves the woman, she struggles with having to share her new husband's time. When the house is completed, even greater obstacles arise, challenging both the couple's fledgling love as well as Virginia's inner peace. But like gold refined, Virginia will emerge as a woman of character and godliness.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This historical novel set in the Canadian prairies in the early 1900s is the third book in the "A Prairie Legacy" series. It continues the story of Virginia Simpson as she marries Jonathan and struggles with him to begin and nurture a family and a successful, horse-breeding farm. Although somewhat dependent on the earlier novels, this book could also be enjoyed on its own. It would probably appeal most to young adult girls who like gentle, heartwarming tales featuring characters with a strong, traditional Christian faith. 1999, Bethany House, Ages 12 up, $15.99, $14.99, and $10.99. Reviewer: Gisela Jernigan
Library Journal
Secure in God's guidance, Virginia rushes into marriage with Jonathan. But right away, they forgo a honeymoon so that Jonathan can build their house on his horse ranch. Even after they move to the ranch, the amount of time Jonathan must spend training the horses dissatisfies Virginia. When her best friend abandons her child, Jonathan and Virginia open their arms and their hearts. In the process, Virginia learns that love shared is returned many times over. Virginia's childish tantrums are an annoying counterpoint to a simple story, but Oke fans will want it. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585587223
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Prairie Legacy Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
31,058
File size:
1 MB

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 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.

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Quiet Strength 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely worth the money. Anyone would enjoy this book as the new couple struggles through many things, and reinforces Virginia's faith and trust in God. An easy read and a wonderful tale lead up to one of the greatest books I have read. Compared to the two books before this one, more happens, which makes the book that much more exciting. Many of the conflicts that are on-going (like Jenny) and are finally resolved in the next chapter of the series, so if you enjoy this one, you should definitely read the next one.
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chelsie15 More than 1 year ago
i loved that book...i sat down each morning before i went to school for at least 30 mins..i would get dressed and put make up on super fast so i could have time to read...i would sit in class and be deep into the book and the teacher would have to tap on my shoulder to get my attention..it deal with a friend taking in her friends child..and that is all i want to give away..because it is so good..i love it...not a day i do not wish i had it here at my house to read...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love my history and I love my Love storys.I also have a very strong faith. It is a very very good book. I never want to put it down. I read it over and over agin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Quiet Strength is a wonderful book about Virginia and Jonathan and their lives together as a newlywed couple. Together they face many trials and things to test their faith in each other and their family. This is a great book for anyone to read, and is not very difficult. It is a great story about the struggles newlyweds face. I would recommend this book to anyone.