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Oke (The Tender Years, LJ 9/1/97) continues the story of the grandchildren of the characters that appeared in her highly popular "Love Comes Softly" series. Virginia Simpson is about to graduate from high school and continue her education at college when a family crisis derails her plans. Virginia soon discovers that the rest of the world is moving on without her. Her best friend, Jenny, discovers the freedom of college, and Virginia's boyfriend begins to grow away from God and then away from Virginia. As usual for Oke, this is a tender and touching novel. However, it is also surprisingly slow and lacks enough plot to make it one of Oke's best. Of course, the author's many fans won't mind this one bit, so libraries will still need to purchase this lesser work of one of Christian fiction's great writers.
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The Yearning Deep Inside Her--to Go Somewhere, Discover Something, Be a Part of the World About Her in a New Way--Would Not Go Away. But What Would Satisfy It?
In The Tender Years, Virginia Simpson managed to struggle through adolescence and was looking forward to stepping into adulthood. When her graduation day arrives, she walks to the podium as the class valedictorian to the proud grins of her grandparents, Marty and Clark Davis. College beckoned, and life seemed to be well in hand.
She thought she would feel different. Like an adult, with an inner knowledge that she was on the edge of the nest, ready to try her own wings. And then circumstances began swirling around her, making her rethink her plans and reevaluate her priorities.
If She Only Knew What the Future Held?
I loved this book! It was so easy to relate to Virginia and feel her emotions. This is one of the best books Janette Oke has ever written. Read morePublished on March 17 2000 by Amanda
This book is wonderful. I have read The Tender Years, and A Searching Heart. I am anxiously waiting another. I recommend to anyone to read and buy this outstanding book series!Published on July 28 1999
wonderful!!!!!,brilliant!!!!!, outstanding!!!!!!! WAY TO GO JANNETTE!!! I cried and cried and cried! but it was great!!!!! who will she marry ? Jonathan?...Rev.Smith????Published on May 25 1999
The Love Comes Softly series seemed to be pretty predictable and I found the Prairie Legacy series much more exciting and eventful. Read morePublished on May 23 1999