Thursday, August 25, 2016

Where Hope Prevails

Where Hope Prevails (Return to the Canadian West #3)


When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever.
But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond.
At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?


I almost felt sorry for Beth who returned to Coal Valley to everything changed and new ppl in town. Beth isn't one for change and I have to admit I'm not one for change either even if it is for good. Beth has a lot to overcome. But, I believe she can with the Lords help. Beth also has a challenge. 
A new teacher has come to town. Beth isn't sure what his motives are and does t like his ideas for teaching. 
Mr.Harry Hastings is new in town and thinks he knows it all! His beliefs differ very differently from Beths. I shouldn't have been shocked as there are a lot of non believers ot there. 
I love Mrs. Molly. she runs a boarding house and is a wonderful person and counselor. 
Sometimes it seems as of she's a second mother to Beth with her wisdom and wise ways. One things for sure, she definitely kows the Lord. 
I love her husband Frank as well. He has a lot of knowledge about the town and who has settled there since it was founded. 
It seems to me there is a little mystery involved. Someone is causing a ruckus down by the river. Who is doing it and why? 
Beth thinks she can take matters into her own hands and concoct them to go her way.But, when things don't go her way she seems confused and wants to throw a temper tantrum. 
Jarrack is still the sweet man that he aways is. He is still my hero! I just looove a Mountie. 
I loved this book for. any reasons. first I lived it ease the author is showing us there is still hope no matter what happens in our lives! If and when God allows it, it will happen for He knows what will happen before we do! 
Two, she is showing is that there is friendship in this town called Coal Valley. people still do gatherings and feel safe plus they don't mind helping one another. I love that! I wish we could trust like that in today's world but we're not sure who has your back and who doesn't. 
One thing I know for sure is God's got our backs. He is always there if you need a true friend.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review
I love Janette Oak. I definitely love her writing style! I also wanted to say I loooooved the book cover. 
I gave this book a 5 star rating because it was full of wonderful people and I especially enjoyed retuning to my previous friends.

                                        ABOUT THE AUTHOR

4049Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. With over 23 million in sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart.

Janette was born during the depression years to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she remembers her childhood as full of love and laughter and family love. After graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Canada where she met her husband, Edward, they pastored churches in Canada and the U.S., and they raised their family of four children, including twin boys, in both countries. Edward eventually became president of Mountain View Bible College and recently established a coalition of colleges that became Rocky Mountain Bible College.

During her earliest years, Janette sensed the desire to write. Though she yearned to be a published novelist, she devoted herself to being a wife and mother because, she says, "there is no higher honor—that is my number-one priority." She began serious writing when her children were entering their teens.

Her first novel, a prairie love story titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979. This book was followed by more than 75 others. She reaches both religious and general markets, telling stories that transcend time and place. Her readers of all ages and walks of life can identify with the everyday events and emotions of her characters. Janette believes everyone goes through tough times—the key is to be prepared with a strong faith as the foundation from which decisions are made and difficult experiences are faced. That perspective is subtly woven throughout her novels.

After Love Comes Softly was published, Oke found her readers asking for more. That book led to a series of eight others in her Love Comes Softly series. She has written multiple fiction series, including The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful children's picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Song of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn.

Janette Oke's warm writing style has won the hearts of millions of readers. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 President's Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999 the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International. Beloved worldwide, her books have been translated into fourteen languages.

In recent years, Janette and her siblings lovingly restored their parents' prairie farm home, and it now serves as a gift shop and museum of prairie life. Please see below for a special invitation to the Oke Writing Museum and The Steeves' Historical House. She and her husband live nearby in Alberta, Canada, where they are active in their local church. Visits from their families, including their grandchildren, are their delight.

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