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Winds of Autumn
     

Winds of Autumn

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by Janette Oke
 

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A New Season--and New Choices For Josh

On the brink of manhood, Josh's world is filled with studies and life with Aunt Lou and the menfolk, along with an occasional fishing trip thrown in. When a new teacher arrives, Josh thrives under his encouragement--as well as from the attentions of the teacher's pretty daughter. Josh faces important questions about life

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A New Season--and New Choices For Josh

On the brink of manhood, Josh's world is filled with studies and life with Aunt Lou and the menfolk, along with an occasional fishing trip thrown in. When a new teacher arrives, Josh thrives under his encouragement--as well as from the attentions of the teacher's pretty daughter. Josh faces important questions about life and love--and about himself.

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School Library Journal
ea. vol: CIP. Bethany House. 1987. pap. $5.95; large print pap. $7.95. Gr 7-10 In the first book, Belinda shows tender concern for any injured creature. At 14, she assists her brother, the town doctor, on amputation, birth ing, and burn cases. Wishing to be a boy so that she can become a doctor, she instead sets nursing as a goal. The story ends with a kiss from the boy whose arm was amputated and the promise of another book. Choosing a cousin's wallpaper, planning another cousin's surprise party, and persuading a destitute family to accept help are na ive or sentimental scenes that abound in a thicket of characters from earlier books. Faith is tried and proved in this Christian house on the prairie alterna tive to formula romances. Shura's Jes sica (Scholastic, 1984) includes teen emotions in a well-researched Kansas frontier setting without the jarring col loquial dialect. In The Winds of Au tumn, Josh, 15, spins his family's saga like a Huck Finn on the prairie. Camp ing trip mishaps fill a gap while the boys wait for a new teacher. The teacher's daughter mesmerizes the friends, and tutoring her introduces Josh to her fa ther's private library and the theory of evolution. When his aunt loses her first baby, Josh questions divine benevo lence. A heart-to-heart with Gramps about God's plan causes Josh to resolve his conflicts. Oke's Christian message overwhelms the events.Patricia G. Harrington, Phoenix Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871239464
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1987
Series:
Seasons of the Heart Series , #2
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)

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. Her novels have sold nearly 30 million copies. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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Winds of Autumn 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I haven't read this book yet, but I have read almost all of Janette Oke's books! I have also read the first book of this series and it was just fabulous! I have to get this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved these books for decades. They speak soooooo much to my heart and life. Rita Waugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows how and why God wants you to forgive and how to heal when a loved one dies.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janette Oke just keeps writing the best books and it never stops. This series is just so enjoyable to read that I would recommend this series to any one. Never disappointed in Janette Oke's books, always a high light in my life to read one of hers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all four of the Seasons of the Heart books. Jenette Oke has a gentle way of unfolding a story that brings us back to a simpler time. I will be reading more from this author.
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