When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Book #1) [NOOK Book]

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Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Book 1 of the bestselling Canadian West series.

"A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with the firm resolve to ...

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When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Book #1)

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Overview

Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Book 1 of the bestselling Canadian West series.

"A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with the firm resolve to never marry a rowdy adventurer of the West"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585587421
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Canadian West , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 12,349
  • File size: 556 KB

Meet the Author

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President's Award and the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, 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.
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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Wonderful historical series

    I got this e-book because I enjoyed the book so much. This is the story of a young woman in Canada who leaves her home city to teach at a one room school house in a less settled part of the country. Right away, she faces challenges as a single woman and a teacher. She meets a handsome Mounty who is very helpful, but also against marriage for a man in his line of work. Subsequent books follow their adventures into even less civilized territories where life is hard but they make good friends.

    I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters and their tenacity for not only survival, but to make the best out of a situation, while caring for the people around them.

    32 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    Like All of Janette Oke's Books.. . .

    All of Ms. Oke's books carry a struggle, a message of faith, and a story of love, which every life has. The story of Elizabeth and Wynn captured my heart, just as Clark and Marty did when I read 'Love Comes Softly'. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the 'Canadian West' series.

    29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    I enjoy Oke's books

    I have read all of Janet Oke's books. She writes with a Christian theme, without pushing her religious views down the reader's throat and without being preachy. This is a light hearted romance. At times, it did not seem very realistic, but it was still a nice read. The book was listed 207 pages and about 200 of the pages were story. It was a fast read and held my interest. The heroine was a head strong, a bit morally uptight, upper class woman. She was a school teacher and wanted independance and adventure and was not interested in marriage and family. This was not a popular choice in the early 1900s for a woman. The book was set in the western Canada outback and the scenes described sounded breathtaking. This book would be suitable for females, ages 12 and up. I do not think younger girls would be interested and all males would think it was sappy. I liked this book and would recommend it.


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    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Wonderful story!

    This book is a great read. It is a blend of history and fiction-- giving the reader a look at what it was like to be a teacher in a
    one room school house in Canada. Great love story also!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    i loved this book

    this book is out of my favorite series i have read them all 5 times. i wish she would keep writing books for this series.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2003

    A Wonderful book

    Elizabeth was a young, weathly,eastren school teacher. When her half-brother Jonathan, asks her to come out to the west to teach, Elizabeth is doubtful. There she receives an unexpected marriage propsal. And also Wynn, a Mountie who she finds herself falling for.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Great book....I would suggest it for any girl/woman....makes you think about what is important in life

    Great book that focuses on trusting in The Lord to guide you in the decisions of your life...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Cute

    Two confirmed to stay single decide to take a chance.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    Wonderful Book! Historical Fiction Fans will love it!!

    This is a wonderfully written book about a woman that goes against what her family thinks is best for her because she feels called by God to go West to teach. The love that develops between the main character and the RCMP man is a deep, genuine, God centered love. This is such a pleasure to read. I have every historical fiction book that Janette Oke has ever written but my favorites are the Canadian West Series and the Love Comes Softly Series. These books and this author is so refreshing in an age where true, Godly romance seems a thing of the past and our moral comapss has been drastically changed. I highly recommend Janette Oke, this book, and this series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    This book is good for all ages

    I am 14 years old and I really enjoyed this book because it is clean, and its hard to find good Christian books I highly reccommend reading Janette Oke books =) God bless

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Role model woman

    A strong, independent woman, cute kids, rugged Canadian landscape, and a handsome mountie; What more can one ask for? I got all of the books in this series after reading this one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Ms

    Love, love. Loved it. Just a good clean, enjoyable story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Sucks

    Sex on the beach is it geting hotter

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Very sweet good way to put god in and funny and sad you can laugh and very in this book well done janet

    I also recomend the centerions wife,hidden flame and damascus way!they were all soo good and im only 12! ;)

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    This book is one of Janette Oke's best!

    I thouroughly enjoyed this book! I could read it again and again. It was very hard to put down and I only did it when forced to! I couldn't wait to read the next one. I may be only 14 but I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Janette Oke and plan to read many more!!! I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good Christian romance from the 1800's!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    A great book!

    I realy enjoyed reading this book there was nothing inapropriet and i enjoyed the religous aspect too. I love reading historical fiction and i am very picky about them being historicly acurret i fiund this one completly correct. Overall i am very impressed. I also liked the authers writing style which was written from the main charactors point of view.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    very enjoyable

    Great series to follow. Couldn't put it down!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Is it

    Ook for a kid bettween 10-13

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    I'm just not sure about this book!

    Too many of the little side stories sounded familiar: Like the one about seeing a bear in the trail, fixing up the teacher's house, etc.

    Lo and behold, the next book I read was "Tisha", which was written decades ago. I had read this book back in the 1980's. It's a very old book, but the fact that I'm reading it for the 2nd time tells you how good it is.

    The reason the stories in "When Calls the Heart", which was published in 2005, sounded so familiar was because they are very similar to the stories in "Tisha".

    Hmmmm....I suppose you'd have to say I enjoy original stories with fresh ideas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Simply great

    I am so happy to have read this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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