Thursday, October 21, 2010
September 2010 Reading List
Canadian West Series by Janette Oke
When Comes the Spring
After Elizabeth and Wynn marry they move even farther north to a remote Indian Village. They struggle with their new responsibilities and loneliness. They experience a harsh winter and the general store’s fire that destroys all the supplies. The village has to pull together to keep everyone fed until supplies come in the spring.
When Breaks the Dawn
When Hope Spring New
Elizabeth and Wynn get a new post in a remote and more primitive Indian reservation. Elizabeth is not welcomed by the people who have had little contact with white people and no contact with a white woman. They shun her and she has to face a lonely winter alone. In the spring she plants her vegetable garden in an area the people think has evil spirits and when a fire comes to destroy the village they think it is because of her until they see that it comes to her garden and turns back. She is able to get them to care for themselves when they have no food or shelter for several months. She organizes them into camps and work groups to feed and shelter the community and gains respect of everyone including the chief. Because of the needs of the village they are transformed to a small town while the village is being built. The join a local church and help with the Sunday school. One of the boys ends up coming to live with them and they decide to not go back to the reservation because he needs them.
When Tomorrow Comes
Henry is planning to wed the young widow and Christine comes to town and help with the wedding details. She fills called to the North but because of the scars from her last love is she is not ready for a relationship when eligible young men are interested in her. Christine’s brother and his new wife get into a car accident as they are coming to a family Easter celebration. When they are in the hospital with serious injuries a kind young doctor befriends her. After several months goes buy he eventually calls her and asks her out on a date and then they start courting but she is not sure what to do about her feeling for him because she would have to give up on the dream of going to the North. She eventually decides on love and they plan to marry.
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