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Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart #1) [Paperback]

By Janette Oke (Author)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7" Width: 4.27" Height: 0.76"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
ISBN  0764226649  
EAN  9780764226649  

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  Spring's Gentle Promise (Seasons Of The Heart V4)   $ 13.72   In Stock  

Item Description...
The story of an orphan and her acceptance of a pioneer family.

Publishers Description
Seasons of the Heart Book 1. Readers will laugh and cry as they follow the story of Josh Jones, an orphan growing up during the Great Depression. Eighteen-year-old Auntie Lou is the only mother Josh has ever known. When his grandfather and uncle start talking about finding a husband for his aunt, he knows something has to be done! As he grows to manhood through disappointment and tragedy, triumph and joy, Josh learns to trust God no matter what life brings.

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More About Janette Oke

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. Acts of Faith
  2. Canadian West
  3. Love Comes Softly
  4. Love Series Fox Faith/Hallmark Channel
  5. Prairie Legacy (Paperback)
  6. Return to the Canadian West
  7. Seasons of the Heart (Janette Oke)
  8. Song of Acadia
  9. Women of the West (Bethany House)

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Cute, a little too sweet...  Apr 19, 2006
Once upon a summer is the story of young Josh, a farmboy, and his relationships with his adopted family, in particular his Auntie Lou and his Great-Great-Grandfather known as "Gramps." While I enjoyed this novel, I felt the author made Josh too introspective for a small boy. I don't think boys Josh's age contemplate anything for any great length of time, let alone agonize about their aunt's impending marriage. I felt Josh thoughts were more appropriate for a girl, albeit a tomboy.

I also felt the author's focus on Lou, and her impending 'marriage' and the plotting relatives a little over-the top. This story was about Josh and him growing up, if she wanted to write about Lou and her marriage, why not write the story from HER perspective? This is a classic case of the author making a secondary character and her struggles much more interesting than the main character's plot.

Don't get me wrong, this is a cute book. But like most of Oke's work it is an unchallenging read with a simplistic story and feel-good plotline. Good, but not exciting.
Cheerful story.  Jul 3, 2004
"Once upon a Summer" is a book that is not too serious and not excessively religious. In fact, I think a subtle point was that a person may attend church, but that doesn't mean they are a good person, and that people who do not attend church, may in fact be good people (although I doubt these are the points author Oke was intending to make). I enjoyed the character of Auntie Lou and her valor towards her feelings. I found Grandpa and Uncle Charlie's actions to be awful (concerning finding Lou a suitable husband, and not leaving the choice up to her), and Josh and Gramps' relationship heartwarming. If you're looking for a book to sit back and relax with, then this is the book for you. I recommend.
cute series!  Mar 15, 2000
This was a cute series. These books are written from a boy's point of view and that makes them very unique. I don't know how Oke could write in a boy's point of view so well! It was as if a boy had written the book, which is probably why this series is not overly romantic, except for the last book. It had some pretty funny parts--and that helps make a book good.

I like the last one in this series the best.

The first book in a very good series  Oct 20, 1999
This book and series shows the struggles of an unusual family structure including: a grandfather and his father, brother, daughter and grandson. The focus is on the grandson who was orphaned as an infant and has known no other family. His young aunt is the only mother that he has ever known. As the story unfolds, the young boy has to deal with jealousy towards his aunt's suitors. The whole series is quite well done.

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