Love Comes Softly Boxed Set

Love Comes Softly Boxed Set

by Janette Oke

Paperback(Vol. 5-8)

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Overview

LOVE COMES SOFTLY, the first series from the pen of Janette Oke, follows the lives of one family through three generations—beginning with a hated "marriage of convenience," through hardships common to life on the prairie in an earlier time, leading at last to an abiding love. These eight stories reflect the enduring hope of Christian love and faith despite adversity and hardship. More than 6.5 million copies of the books in the series have been sold. Books 1-4 are in this box set.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764291005
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Love Comes Softly
Edition description: Vol. 5-8
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.90(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.

Table of Contents

Untitled Dear Friends,


I feel that you, my readers, have indeed become friends over the years since 1979, when Clark and Marty first came to life on the pages of Love Comes Softly. Actually, these two characters had lived in my heart and imagination some time before that and had already become dear to me.

The journey for me since then, with both my readers and characters, has been long and exciting—a journey in which I have felt God’s leading, for it certainly has been beyond my planning or even dreams.

When Love Comes Softly was published, I had no intention of writing a sequel. As far as I knew, the story was complete with Clark and Marty allowing the Lord to kindle a genuine care and love for each other in their hearts. But readers had other ideas, and many letters asked, “What happens next?” With the encouragement of Carol Johnson, editor at Bethany House, I laid aside plans for my next novel and wrote instead the continuation of the Davis family saga. I was apprehensive, I must confess, as I sat down to write, not at all sure it would work. But readers must have felt satisfied, and they asked for more. Eventually there were eight novels in the Love Comes Softly series, and Clark and Marty have become old friends to many readers over the years.

I went on to other characters and stories, but requests kept coming. One reader even acknowledged praying for the Davis family! Others had suggestions for how I should continue the saga, and a few implored me to at least tell them what else happened if I wasn’t going to actually write more books in the series! At last I acquiesced, and four more novels were added in A Prairie Legacy series. But we had to stop there. Enough years were covered over the twelve novels to bring Clark and Marty to the final years of their life together. Like many of you, neither did I wish to mourn their deaths.

These two characters, though fictional, represent many in my own life—and no doubt in yours, also—who have taught lessons, both practical and spiritual. Each struggle Clark and Marty worked through, I struggled through with them. Each triumph they experienced was my own. Each truth about the faithfulness of the God they served was a wonderful reminder to me. I have shared their days of sunshine and their times of dark shadow. I have felt myself grow—quietly but continuously—in my inner self. God has used the development of these characters to help me stretch beyond where I have been.

So even though we have said good-bye to the Davis family, it is with deep tenderness and a personal thankfulness for what these fictional people have added to my life. My prayer is that their lives and impact might travel on beyond my own—for my days, like all, will be numbered. Through the printed pages of this book and others, God willing, their lives will continue in the hearts and minds of readers like you.


Sincerely,

Janette

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Guest More than 1 year ago
All of the Love Comes Softly books are amazing.They are easy to read I'm sure that kids if they are really good at reading age 10 and up. There is nothing bad in these books. They also teach you to rely on God. Thats what it did for me I hope you enjoy these books.
WWSuzie25 More than 1 year ago
Uplifting, sensitive, moving.  I loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are great! I ordered this books about two months ago. I only received the first four books. I talked to the company and they said that they would take care of it. I still not received them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all 8 (both boxed sets of 4) and found them easy to read and very enjoyable. There was history to them about those brave souls who traveled far out west to start anew. Just enough love story to them to be sweet and life like too. I want more.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are the best!!
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I like the idea of reading something I'm not ashamed to have on the coffee table if friends come by.
samanthaskater More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTLY LOVE IT WITH ALL THE SERIES: I LOVED ALL OF THE FIRST 8 SERIES PLUS THE CONTINUING 4 BOOKS!!!!
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arturo143 More than 1 year ago
I love the movie each and every one of them, Love come softly soga and I am sure all of her books are very good. I am a romantic at hart. I wish I was born in the old west so it takes me back and the carecters where great. I wish you could make more sogas the same way. Soni Tucson,Arizona
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wantstoreadmore More than 1 year ago
My oldest Daughters friend let her borrow the first 4 book of this series. I always want to know what my children are reading or watching so I picked up the books and started reading them to. This series is amazing, profound and a good read for teenagers and adults alike!! I love that its based in Christianity! And has good family foundations that are built on in all of Janet Oke books!
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I bought the Love Comes Softly Series after I watched one of the stories on the Halmark Channel. I wasn't sure about starting at the beginning to catch up to where I started to become interested, but I was so happy that I did!! It was awesome to read and I loved how each new story picked up so nicely from the previous that it was hard to put it down. I also really liked how it introduced prayer as a way to find peace and strength. GREAT SERIES!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After watching it on TV on the Hallmark channel, I just had to read the books, they are such an inspiriation to me and how Janette Oke has kept Christianty in these series. I can't wait to read all of Janette Oke books, I am not one who likes to read much, Let me tell you I have been reading a book in a week. I feel like I am there going through the good times and bad times. These are a awesome book for any body to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first book after I saw the movie on hallmark just to see what the big deal was and i loved it!! I've read it about three times. And I own the hole series of books and another series of hers called Seasons of the Heart. I love how she goes from each family to the other in each book so you don't get tired of the same family in every book. My two favorites in the series would have to be Love Comes Softly, Loves Long Journey, and when Belinda goes to Boston. There all wonderful and I just started the sequel to the series about Belinda and her family and i love that too! I just don't think i could get tired of that family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire Love Comes Softly and The Prairie Legacy series. The characters are very believable. You can relate to the characters struggles of their daily lives and how they constantly use their faith to guide them. I love these stories, they are so uplifting in a world and society that value material things so much. Thanks, & keep writing. I've introduced these books to my 14 yr. old daughter & she loves them. My children go to catholic school but we all need to realize that we must put God first in our lives. Protestants know the bible & speak the word so strongly, it just proves to me we can all help each other in some way if we put God first.--What happens to Clark & Marty? Thanks for so much good & decent entertainment