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Janette Oke
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June 1985 Love Comes Softly, Book 4
Book 4 of Love Comes Softly. Reuniting with their daughter's family, grandparents Clark and Marty's hope and faith are tested by a tragedy. Another Janette Oke bestseller!
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Clark and Marty go to Missie's 'West" July 24 2003
Format:Paperback
With the advent of trains, Marty and Clark finally take a vacation to visit Missie, Willie and their two little boys. Missie's beautiful stone home is already built and Willie's cattle business is doing well. The long awaited reunion is spoiled early in the trip by a horrible, unforeseen accident that threatens the family's faith, endurance and even a life. Without a doctor-- it seems a main character will die.
The two week vacation turns out very differently, but in the meantime, Clark has made a huge difference in the lives of the ranchhands and local town and area. One learns to love Cookie, Scottie and Lane in this book.
The book was a good look at the dynamics of early American Godly family life, and I am anxious to start book 5. Thank you Janette Oke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! Feb. 18 2001
By Dayna
Format:Paperback
This is my second favorite book in the Love Comes Softly Series. Janette Oke does a marvelous job of making you visualize all of the events in the story, I laughed, cried, and pictured myself right there in the thick of the West.
As usual, she did not disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love's Abiding Joy (Love Comes Softly Book #4) Sept. 24 2013
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These books by Janette Oke are all deserving of 5 stars. Very reminiscent of the Little House books, except they are Christian books and all have a message from Him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 25 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Janette Oke is a great author. This was a very touching book. I cried when Clark lost his leg. I felt like it was my family. I couldn't wait to read the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clark and Marty go to Missie's 'West" July 24 2003
By Bonnie McKinzie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
With the advent of trains, Marty and Clark finally take a vacation to visit Missie, Willie and their two little boys. Missie's beautiful stone home is already built and Willie's cattle business is doing well. The long awaited reunion is spoiled early in the trip by a horrible, unforeseen accident that threatens the family's faith, endurance and even a life. Without a doctor-- it seems a main character will die.
The two week vacation turns out very differently, but in the meantime, Clark has made a huge difference in the lives of the ranchhands and local town and area. One learns to love Cookie, Scottie and Lane in this book.
The book was a good look at the dynamics of early American Godly family life, and I am anxious to start book 5. Thank you Janette Oke.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Awaited Reunion Dec 13 2005
By book lover - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was great. I was so happy to read Clark and Marty were going to visit Missie and Willie. What an ordeal the trip must have been. The visit, I could picture it in my head. Fabulous writing. I enjoyed this book as much as the first.

Recommened to anyone reading this series. I really hope this goes on film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book but nothing like the movie Dec 16 2006
By LDA - Published on Amazon.com
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The person who only rated it one star is not being fair. The books were written long before the movies ever came out and they are nothing alike. Both are good in their own rights. I think the entire series is easy and delightful reading. I enjoy most of Janetter Oke's series. The Candian West is also very good.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring June 16 2014
By Deb Watts - Published on Amazon.com
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As a disabled person and widow, this book reminds me that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Marty's Wardrobe July 3 2008
By Rebekah A. Lane - Published on Amazon.com
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It had been a while since I read a book, so I decided to try reading Love's Abiding Joy since I had already read the first three books in the series. Well, I'm on chapter eight, and may decide to go ahead and finish it, but it's not been as good as I hoped. It begins with the author assuring the reader that Marty still feels as young at fourty-two as she did at thirty -- and Clark is still cute with grey hair. Trust Hollywood and a shallow American mind to make us concerned that the people we read about be young and good looking. It would seem to me that people back then would age sooner due to hard lives; but if they are interesting characters, who cares? Most of what I've read so far has to do with the outward. Marty's dresses. Marty's hat. What Marty eats. Marty staying neat and tidy . . . Not that I am uninterested in the way people lived in that time period, but in a Christian book -- or even a good secular book -- I do not find a character who is mostly concerned with outward things to be very inspiring.
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