In 18th-century Canada, two women fashion a friendship that social unrest threatens to destroy. Song of Acadia book 1. A Christy Award-winner.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There is very little REALNESS in her books. People just do not act that way.
Secondly, OH GAWD the writing is tiresome. On and on and on about every minute detail repeat ... repeat ... just filling up space. I think Oke thinks all her readers are stupid and have to have it all s-p-e-l-l-e-d out.
If this book was cut in half it may have been ok.
Now I know why I had sworn off Oke about 15 years ago.
Catherine, an English woman, and Louise, a French woman, would change all that when they meet and become friends. They don't care if the other is English or French they form a bond that is like sisters.
Both women soon marry and have children. Soon everything changes and something happens that will change their lives forever.
Janette Oke does a wonderful job of bringing these two worlds together. If you read this book you'll have to read the rest of the series because you'll want to know what happens next.
I would very much recommend this book to anyone.
This story leaves you hanging, so I'd suggest reading its sequel also, _The Sacred Shore._
The deportation of the Acadians is a tragic moment in history, and the authors manage to capture it and the events leading up to the forced exodus very well. I read this book primarily during my English class when my students had their silent reading time. The end had me crying infront of my students. I was so wrapped up in the characters and their story, that I was caught off guard by the end....even though I knew historically what was coming.
I can't wait to read the next one!!