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Heart of the Wilderness (Women of the West) [Paperback]

By Janette Oke (Author)
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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.43" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
ISBN  0764202510  
EAN  9780764202513  

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When young Kendra, an orphan living with her Indian grandmother and trapper grandfather in the wilds, is sent away for schooling, she must make some very difficult choices about her future.

Publishers Description
She loves the woods of her childhood, but something else is calling to her . . .
Orphaned at a young age, Kendra Marty comes into the care of her only living relative, her grandfather. A trapper who lives alone in the backwoods, George McMannus doesn't know what he can offer Kendra, but one look into her green eyes and he is certain they belong together.
Papa Mac, as Kendra calls him, teaches her how to survive among the mountains and trees and rivers, but he knows his granddaughter needs an education he can't provide. What will become of Kendra when she leaves the only home she can remember to enter a scary and confusing world far from the wilderness she loves?

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Janette Oke Janette Oke (born 18 February 1935) is a Canadian author and pioneer of inspirational fiction. Her books are often set in a pioneer time period and centered around female protagonists. She is a committed Evangelical Christian.

Janette Steeves was born in the Depression years in Champion, Alberta, to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, Fred Steeves and Amy (née: Ruggles) Steeves. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta. Janette met her husband Edward Oke (pronounced "oak") while they both attended college. They were married in 1957 and have pastored churches in Indiana, and Calgary and Edmonton, Canada. He later became the president of the college. Janette and Edward had 4 children, including a set of twins.[1] Her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan, has co-written books with Janette.

Her first novel, titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979. This book was followed by more than 75 others. 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 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.

Janette Oke currently resides in Alberta. Janette Oke was born in 1935.

Janette Oke has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Return to the Canadian West

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Romance for 4-8 year olds???  Aug 30, 2006
Janette Oke is a wonderful author and this is a well written series. The reading level is for ages 4-8. My concern is whether it is wise to introduce romance to girls at such a young age? I don't think so and hence my lower rating.
There are plenty other excellent historical fiction series and clsssics for that do not contain romance that I would rather see my daughter reading.
o i wish i could have grown up so knowing  Jun 10, 2006
Kendra as a young girl is so little so unknowing. About the world and how cruel it can be. Until her parents die and she goes to an orphanage and meets her grandfather who comes to take her to his home far away in the woods. In the wilderness where other people are far away. Kendra begins to become accustomed to the life of living with just her and her grandfather. Though a very good friend of hers is an Indian and teaches Kendra about the wilderness, such as the plants, the bird calls, how to survive in it. As Kendra grows she longs to learn about everything her education is minimal. She devours books so fast it's hard to get others. Kendra receives more responsibilities, as she gets older. Such as having her own trap line, to catch more food and to get the animal skins to sell. Soon Kendra realizes that she has questions that cant be answered with out schooling of some sort. Kendra decides to go to the town where her grandfather's dear friend lives so that Kendra can go to college and find the answers she is looking for. Maggie welcomes her with open arms. Maggie takes Kendra shopping, she has no clue what girls her age are wearing, her hair is cut and her outfits match. Now she attends school. As she is there she goes through experiences that she wished she hadn't. Soon she makes a new friend, her name is Amy. Soon Amy invites Kendra to go to church with her. After a wile Kendra actually goes. She finds all the answers to her questions. Amy invites Kendra over to her parent's house for a wile, while they are on break from school. Once there she meets Amy's brother... well she meets all of Amy's family. Reynard and Kendra over time fall in love. The rest you will have to read for yourself...
An uplifting story easily read in a couple of hours.  Nov 24, 2005
This is my first experience with Janette Oke's books, and it certainly won't be my last! I had heard a lot of wonderful things about the author and was very excited about reading this book. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful in its simplicity, this moving story is full of pioneer culture and Native American folklore. The characters are well-presented and the attention to detail makes the setting and adventures come alive to the reader.

When Kendra is exposed to influences outside of her secluded world, she becomes a Christian. At this point, the story becomes quite heavy-handed in its preachiness. This is the reason I deducted rating points - I don't buy into the concept that it is the mission of all Christians to impose their beliefs on others. I prefer stories that deliver the Christian message more subtly.
I love this book  Oct 29, 2005
Heart of the Wilderness is a great book. It was one of the first books that I read by Janette Oke. I really enjoyed it. I think that you should deffently read it.
Heart of the Wilderness  May 1, 2000
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.

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