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A Searching Heart (Prairie Legacy Series #2)

A Searching Heart (Prairie Legacy Series #2)

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The Yearning Deep Inside Her--to Go Somewhere, Discover Something, Be a Part of the World About Her in a New Way--Would Not Go Away. But What Would Satisfy It?

In The Tender Years, Virginia Simpson managed to struggle through adolescence and was looking forward to stepping into adulthood. When her graduation day arrives, she walks to the podium as the class

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The Yearning Deep Inside Her--to Go Somewhere, Discover Something, Be a Part of the World About Her in a New Way--Would Not Go Away. But What Would Satisfy It?

In The Tender Years, Virginia Simpson managed to struggle through adolescence and was looking forward to stepping into adulthood. When her graduation day arrives, she walks to the podium as the class valedictorian to the proud grins of her grandparents, Marty and Clark Davis. College beckoned, and life seemed to be well in hand.

She thought she would feel different. Like an adult, with an inner knowledge that she was on the edge of the nest, ready to try her own wings. And then circumstances began swirling around her, making her rethink her plans and reevaluate her priorities.

If She Only Knew What the Future Held?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Judy Sasges
When readers first met Virginia, protagonist of Oke's Prairie Legacy series, she was fourteen and struggling with peer pressure. It is now four years later, and Virginia is a high school graduate preparing to leave for college. Her sweetheart Jamison is already a quarterback for the college team and Virginia looks forward to her role as his girlfriend. Family obligations, however, intervene. A sickly elder sister who has difficulty recovering from childbirth requires that Virginia postpone her plans. After initial resistance, Virginia embraces small town life-her new nephew, her job in the post office, the comfort of her church. When Jamison's faith is challenged and he breaks up with her, Virginia is brokenhearted but able to cope due to her strong faith and family ties. She continues to try to find her place in the universe while helping her family and neighbors. As with the first in the series, The Tender Years (Bethany, 1997/VOYA February 1998), the elements for a "wholesome" read are here: strong family values, the natural integration of Christianity into the story line, and a plot that is easy to follow. The content is dialogue driven, with minimal action. There are loose ends (a possible suitor for Virginia, an obviously ill-fated marriage for Jenny, the wayward best friend, and so on), indicating that there will be a third entry in the series. The setting continues to be nebulous-there really is no sense of time or place other than references to small towns and trains as the basic mode of transportation. A few more details putting the setting into a historical context would be helpful. VOYA Codes: 3Q 3P M J S (Readable without serious defects, Will appeal with pushing, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
Library Journal
Oke (The Tender Years, LJ 9/1/97) continues the story of the grandchildren of the characters that appeared in her highly popular "Love Comes Softly" series. Virginia Simpson is about to graduate from high school and continue her education at college when a family crisis derails her plans. Virginia soon discovers that the rest of the world is moving on without her. Her best friend, Jenny, discovers the freedom of college, and Virginia's boyfriend begins to grow away from God and then away from Virginia. As usual for Oke, this is a tender and touching novel. However, it is also surprisingly slow and lacks enough plot to make it one of Oke's best. Of course, the author's many fans won't mind this one bit, so libraries will still need to purchase this lesser work of one of Christian fiction's great writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585587216
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Prairie Legacy Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
38,599
File size:
554 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 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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