Janette Oke (pronounced - oak ), born Feb 18, 1935 in Canada, is a Christian fiction writer. She reportedly pioneered inspirational fiction.
Love Comes Softly was Oke's first novel which was published in 1979 and sold over a million copies. She is now the bestselling author of more than 70 books that have sold millions of copies.
The Chapter 1 Book Club will discuss Love Comes Softly, the first in the Love Comes Softly three-book series, at the Pearl Public Library's Thurs. Dec. 3 book club meeting at 6 p.m.
The novel - an inspirational romance - is set in the pioneer era where Oke's books are often situated. Marty Claridge didn't see it coming. She was happy, newly married and totally in love with her husband Clem. As a good wife does, she followed her husband's lead to the West where a new life would prove promising. Before poor Clem could even stake a land claim, he was sadly killed in a freak accident. Marty was devastated. What on earth was she going to do in this new territory and with no family around? Well, it just so happens that a widower by the name of Clark Davis was desperately needing a mother for his daughter Missie. The day of Clem's funeral, Clark made a proposal to Marty. She stays, marries him in name only and be a mother to his child. In return, he would provide for her through the winter. Come spring, if she's still wanting to head back home, he would pay her way there if she took Missie with her. Read the book for the rest of the story as the saying goes!!!!
See! You do not want to miss December's Chapter 1 Book Club meeting! It's free. You don't need a reservation. You don't have to be a member, and you don't even have to join. Plus, there's always light refreshments and door prizes!
We'll see you there!