I spent an entire day and evening watching the series, LoveComes Softy, on the Hallmark Channel a few weeks ago. I knew immediately that I had to read these books. There are times when I crave nothing more than a simple story about people, their hardships, their faith, and the love that they share. This book has all of that and more. I truly admire our ancestors that lived during the early 1800s and who were brave enough to venture into the unexplored west. After turning the last page, my appreciation for those that came before me increased tenfold and my heart was enveloped within the pages of Matty and Clark Davis' love story.
I now have this complete set of books. I read this book in one day it was beautiful and smooth reading. Janette Oke is amazing and the saga keeps going in the "Prairie Legacy" series. If you purchase the "LovecomesSoftly" series then you really need to buy the "Prairie legacy" ones as well. You will be blessed and amazed as you you follow the Davis family story.
It didn't feel like fiction.....
In her 60s, my great-grandmother wrote a book about her life as a settler in Alberta, Canada, at the turn of the 20th century. This novel, though Janette Oke is a much better writer than my great-grandmother, had the same feel of that book. It's a gentle story of two people who come together out of necessity and learn to love each other--and form a family. There's not a lot of melodrama--instead there are things that really happened during the settlement of the prairies. The characters seemed real to me, so much so that I wondered if this was a fictionalization of Ms. Oke's family history. I'm so glad I took advantage of the fact that Amazon was offering a free download; I'll be seeking out the rest of the series.
nicely done coming of age adventure historical romance
Very historical in its presentation and symetrical in its characterization of the people and the land, this novel is aptly expressed in the Christian fiction section. Easy to read for the correct level, it is both entertaining , calming and thrilling as the story unfolds... Aster Waiting
LoveComesSoftly introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a "marriage of convenience" on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clark?s patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone!