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Heart of the Wilderness Hardcover – Large Print, Dec 1994

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Lrg edition (December 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816174849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816174843
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President's Award for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband live in Alberta, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Heart of the Wilderness April 30 2000
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Kendra was not yet four when her parent's died in a river accident. She had to live with her grandfather George MacMannus who was a trapper in the wilderness. Every time that George would go out, he would summon an old Indian woman named Noni to come to stay with Kendra. Although Noni didn't say much, she tought Kendra all about the wilderness. She tought her what kinds of plants to eat, which one's were poisonous, and which one's to use for medicines. Also, she tought her about how to respect the earth and animals, and that they were all her relatives. Papa Mac, what Kendra called her Grandfather, didn't want Kendra to believe in Noni's fables, which led Kendra searching for something more. Kendra's desire for knowledge leads her from her wilderness home to the home of her Papa Mac's trusted friend Maggie where she attends school. Will she find the answers that she is looking for? This is a an exciting book to read, and one of Janette's better books.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very touching and inspiring Nov. 6 1999
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Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. Kendra Marty falls in love and wants to spend time with this young man, but she also feels the need to help her grandfather. The decision she makes reveals a lot about her character, caring and unselfish. A great Christian novel that I would recommend to anyone!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
a touching story of a girl growing into her womanhood June 12 1998
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Heart of the Wilderness is an inspiring story about the experiential growth of a young girl into a women set on the backdrop of trapper country. Young Kendra lost her mother early in life and is raised in a "man's" world of wilderness and trapping with her father and the strong influence of North American Indian beliefs. As she matures, Kendra and her father search for the "proper" way to raise and educate a "proper" lady. Kendra's intelligence finds her in college and influenced heavily by a loving Christian family. The conflicts she faces are as real as her resolutions revealing. Kendra faces changes such as growing up in buckskins and then needing to learn social graces; growing up strong and independent and entering a society of submissive women; never thinking of a god and her best friend being a devout Christian. Her growth is most believable and most challenged when she returns a new women to her home of origin. This story is refreshing because it resonates with timely themes without the usual outcomes. Themes such as the role of women in society, the pressures youth face, struggles with religious growth, and family interactions are treated with a fresh outlook of triumph and peace.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Janette Oke rocks! Aug. 24 2011
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My Mother-in-Law only reads Janette Oke books. She reads them over and over and says they give her peace and inspiration.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Inspiring Read! Jan. 21 2000
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I think that Heart Of The Wilderness was a wonderful book because even though it was not a true story, it could have happened and it was so well written that i thought i was in the story. Janette Oke is my favorite author and i think that if you want a good read then get this book.