The Distant Beacon

The Distant Beacon

by Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn


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"Anne's sorrow over her husband's death has been eased by the unexpected discovery of his heritage in the Harrow
family and by her marriage to a brilliant young theologian. But Nicole is as restless as ever and has decided to retutn to North America. Should she go to the Acadian family of her childhood in Louisiana's bayous? Or should she settle in Nova Scotia near her birth parents? The American colonies are in revolt against England, and Uncle Charles asks her to go to Massachusetts to oversee his extensive landholdings. The attentions of the ship's captain during the crossing touch a yearning deep within her, but she also realizes all her loyalties are about to be tested. Is she French? Is she English? Is she a supporter of the American cause? Nicole's unique legacy will allow her to play an extraordinary role in the unfolding historic events, but will she be able to find a home for her heart?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764226007
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Song of Acadia Series , #4
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.71(d)

About 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.

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Distant Beacon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book, for it puts a different perspective on an often overlooked part of Colonial history. It was difficult to put down, for it captures your attention and holds it tight. The First book of a series, currently five strong, each book can stand alone, but together they form a perfect melody of literary flavors.
Bookworm48AL More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the characters and also learning about some of the history of our continent.
Lynngood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In England together at the Harrow estate, Anne and Nicole find themselves facing divergent futures. While Anne comfortably settles into British life, Nicole once again searches the far horizon. Despite the raging War of Independence, she sets sail for the American colonies to manage her uncle's landholdings.The gallant Captain Goodwind captures Nicole's attention, but not yet her heart. In the midst of revolution, her loyalties and faith are tested beyond what she could have ever imagined. Then she comes face to face with a staggering betrayal, and she is forced to choose her ultimate allegiance.
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sandpiperx5 More than 1 year ago
I found this series a great read and would read this author again. The book follows two friends and how their friendship touches not only their family but the world around them. This is a series that shows that religion was foremost in their lives.
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