Heart of the Wilderness

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Bethany House Publishers, 1993 - Christian fiction - 248 pages
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With over ten million books sold, Janette Oke's charming stories of triumphant women of the West have touched the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. 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.

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User Review  - countrylife - LibraryThing

Lightweight fluff of a story about frontier life in Alberta. Old-timey fur trapper inherits 4 year-old granddaughter when his daughter and her husband are killed in a river accident. This is a story ... Read full review

User Review  - Penny Homontowski - Christianbook.com

It was a very encouraging book had me interested from the beginning. I loved all the intrigue of learner how a trapper lives and works and all the work they had to do to make it through the winter. very interesting book. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. She and Edward married in 1957 and went on to serve churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. The book experienced immediate success because works of fiction were a virtually unknown genre in the Christian publishing industry. Oke has gone on to publish some 36 romance novels, earning her the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. She is the author of the "Love Comes Softly" and the "Prairie Legacy" series of books. Oke enjoys a large reading audience primarily comprised of teenagers, homemakers and working women. She recently started writing for young children.

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