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Too Long a Stranger (Women of the West #9) [Paperback]

By Janette Oke (Author)
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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.38" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.85"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2006
ISBN  0764202529  
EAN  9780764202520  

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Item Description...
After raising her daughter alone, will Sarah be able to overcome the distance between them as adults? Women of the West book 9.

Publishers Description
She made the difficult decision with only her daughter's best interest in mind . . . but did she sacrifice too much? When her husband dies, Sarah Perry is left with no way to support herself and her daughter, Rebecca. Reluctantly, she takes over operation of her husband's freight-hauling business, managing to save enough money to send Rebecca east to a boarding school-- to an easier life and a future Sarah could not provide. With the boarding-school fees consuming Sarah's savings, there is no money left for trips home. Over the years, the chasm between mother and daughter becomes much more than geographical distance, and when Rebecca finally returns home, it seems that she and her mother are from different worlds. What hope is there of breaking down the enormous barriers between them?

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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?
ok, but I have one pet peeve  Apr 6, 2004
It was a good book, I thought, but I had a hard time getting past the constant stuttering in the dialogue. EG: "I--I--wish"; or "but it--it--may be" and so on. It became too choppy for me and I began to subconciously focus on that in the dialogue instead of what the characters were saying.
The story felt empty.  Jul 4, 2002
"Too Long a Stranger" was a so-so book. I enjoyed "Roses For Mama," by Oke, much more. The plot seemed more relevant of today's family situations - I found that ironic. It seems Janette Oke didn't know if she wanted to focus on Sarah or Rebecca. It shifted main characters all of a sudden, with no hint of it. I couldn't feel for the characters - I don't think Oke developed them well, they had no dimension. It felt like Seth was thrown in the story to help the ending along. I didn't understand why Sarah would finally give into hiring help, when for more than 10 years she was against it - it didn't make sense. The ending came very fast and abruptly, without a sense of closure - an Epilogue would have been helpful. I do not recommend.
Did she run out of paper?  Aug 7, 2001
This is one of the best Janette Oke books I have read. However, as usual, everything was wrapped up nice and tidy in the last chapter. I often wonder if Ms. Oke is running out of paper as she writes the last chapters of her books. Or maybe her editor allots her only so many pages (303 in this case) and she has to rush the ending. I would like to see her write a book on what happens to the characters after conversion and reconciliation. Or maybe give the woman some more pages!
A wonderfully written book!  Apr 19, 2001
This is a wonderfully written Christian book! I love Janette Oke's book, and have just started reading them! I think they are very encouraging and wonderful! I think this is one of the best!
A very 'real' story  Jul 28, 2000
The characters in this book as well as the story line in itself seem very real, the book is very touching. From the mother in the story we learn strength and perserverance, and from the daughter we learn about humility as well as determination. Even a mother and daughter can come from very different viewpoints, and in this book, Janette Oke shows us that those differences are not insurmountable, and can actually make a relationship stronger.

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