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Love Takes Wing (Love Comes Softly Series #7) Paperback – August, 1988

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Janette Oke pioneered inspirational fiction and is the leading author in the category today. Love Comes Softly, Janette's first novel, has sold over 1 million copies. Janette is now the best selling author of over 40 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. 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, and has been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and nine grandchildren and make their home in Canada. size : 5.2 x 8 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Direct; Janette Oke Collection edition (August 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785745556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785745556
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,011,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Janette Oke (pronounced 'oak') pioneered inspirational fiction and is the leading author in the category today. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.
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. They make their home in Canada.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie McKinzie on November 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
Belinda is featured in this seventh book of the series. Her brother, Dr. Luke has trained her well and she is working full time as his nurse. Her job takes a twist when a wealthy, elderly socialite suffers a stroke on the train and must be taken off and cared for in their small town. After the critical period, Belinda then becomes a private duty nurse in their small town.
Meanwhile, she has seen her 2 best friends and nieces Melissa and Amy Jo marry and move out west. Nursing has consumed so much of her time that she has hardly realized that life is passing and she does becomes aware of TWO possible suitors at the same, exact time - Jackson has returned as a Doctor and joins Luke's practice. Rand is an up and coming builder who has plans for a home for Belinda and himself. An offer to accompany the rich old woman to her home in Boston removes Belinda from the predicament of 2 suitors and no real love on her part.
Not only does she accompany, but she stays on at the Boston mansion of her employer. Never has she seen or even dreamed of such finery but she does learn to adjust. "Aunt Virgie" thinks of Belinda more as a daughter than a nurse which causes no small stir among the other household help. Matters are complicated even more when the old woman's grandson Peter comes to America for a visit. Will a friendship or romance develop between the two young people? Aunt Virginia hopes so, to keep her beloved Peter nearby.
Belinda travels abroad with her employer, and even though she is experiencing once in a lifetime events, she is empty and dissatisfied inside. Has she traded her peace of mind in a tiny prairie town for a life of luxury and discontentment?
I am excited to begin book eight in this series, Love Finds a Home.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stacie A. Whitty on June 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
I would recommend this book wholeheartedly. One word of advice though if you have decided to read the book after seeing the series on the Hallmark Channel,like I did, it might take a little bit to figure out where you are until you get a little further into it. Just keep reading you will come to a point in the book that will make the reading seem to match up where the series left off. I would suggest having book 8 and the Prairie Legacy series on hand because once you start reading you will not want to put the books down. If you are wondering if you should start with book 1 rather than starting with book 7 I would suggest that only because they are a great read and they grab your attention making you feel like you are actually there living each situation with the characters.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
The continuing saga of Clark and Marty finds Belinda, their youngest child, traveling to faraway Boston as a private nurse. Her new life is much different from the one in the West, but Belinda adapts and enjoys her new life. Janette Oke has written this series so well that you feel that you are there and a part of the Davis family. This book is as rewarding as the six before it. Happy Reading!
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Format: Paperback
I listened to this book as an audiobook, so my experience may be a bit different than others. After having listened to the previous six books on tape as well, this one was about the same to me. Maybe it's the reader or maybe it's just that this series of books, while all different in their own ways, are also all very similar.

This story was about Belinda. She is now a young lady and doing young lady things; meeting potential beaus and thinking of them as just friends, being a nurse for ...more I read this book as an audiobook, so my experience may be a bit different than others. After having listened to the previous six books on tape as well, this one was about the same to me. Maybe it's the reader or maybe it's just that this series of books, while all different in their own ways, are also all very similar.

This story was about Belinda. She is now a young lady and doing young lady things; meeting potential beaus and thinking of them as just friends, being a nurse for Luke, and clinging to her mama like Ellie did, thinking that Marty cannot live without her. Well, Belinda does end up breaking free of her small town, the beaus she does not want, and moving out east with a woman she is nursing.

Good story and I enjoyed hearing about the differences Belinda experiences from her small town life, which she has never met, to the big city life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Eggleston on April 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
With only one more book left to read in the series I have found that the "Love Comes Softly" series in book form far out performers it in movie form.
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Format: Paperback
Slow starter for the first eight chapters, but after that two distinct plots begin to form. First, the Davis family have their first family rift in regard to Abe's arm injury. The rift lays heavy on Clark and Marty's heart. Family gatherings are tense. I think this builds reality in the storyline as families are always going to be divisional / disagreeable, and you seek help for family unity. The second plot occurs when Virginia Stafford-Smyth arrives as a patient with a stroke and resides several months in the Davis' small prairie town. Belinda's nursing care to Ms. Stafford-Smyth leads to new adventures in Belinda's life -- east to Boston and even across the ocean -- into such a busy lifestyle that Belinda was not including God in her life. It was a heartwarming Janette Oke authored statement when Belinda asked God through prayer to not let her rush her future, but let her know when to claim her future. Good book...well worth your time in reading it.
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