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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia Book #1) Kindle Edition
Crafted by two masters of inspirational fiction--Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn--and combining the engaging historical settings, rich characterization, and heartwarming messages quintessential to both authors, The Meeting Place is another timeless story for you to cherish.
Set along the rugged coastline of 18th century Canada in what was then called Acadia (now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), The Meeting Place re-creates a world that was home to native Indians, French settlers, and English garrisons. Such diverse populations did not live in accord, however. Instead, they were isolated within their own groups by a brewing political tension under the difficult English rule.
Amid such chaotic times two women, both about to become brides and both trying to live lives of quiet peace, meet in a lush field of wildflowers. Louisa, a Frenchwoman, and Catherine, who is English, continue to meet secretly through the seasons, sharing both friendship and growing faith.
The outside world does not mirror their own tranquil happiness, and the dreaded crackdown by the English throne threatens far more than their growing bond. In the face of a heart-wrenching dilemma, Louisa and Catherine strive to maintain their faith and cling to their dreams of family and home.
Winner of the Christy Award, presented by the Christian Bookseller Association to honor the best in Christian fiction.
From the Back Cover
The year was 1753, and the lines of separation were firmly drawn. The French had named the region Acadia, their "beloved home". When the British came soon after, they battled with the French on the new continent as they had in Europe for centuries.
The settlers of Acadia were either French or English, and though their villages might be but a stone's throw apart, most could go an entire lifetime without speaking to someone from the other side.
And then the chance encounter in a meadow of wild flowers...
The Meeting Place--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Davis Bunn (www.davisbunn.com) is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers, with sales totaling more than 8 million copies. His work has been published in 20 languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He and his wife, Isabella, live in England. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B005BOXJ5S
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 1999)
- Publication date : April 1, 1999
- Language : English
- File size : 2193 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 287 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0764221760
- Best Sellers Rank: #166,158 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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that value the bible and prayer on a daily basis.
I found that historical time every pleasant to read about, but the depth of the story comes in the spiritual growth achieved at separate times by young couples, one each in the French camp and the English camp. The British authorities bring the political situation to 'a head' and arbitrarily force the French Acadians into exile in the lower colonies (another history story that we find familiar).
As the main characters are growing spiritually, two young women, French and English, seek solitude in the same high country meadow and very much against the grain of the British community, become close friends and sisters in Christianity. They read scriptures together and young Catherine visits Louise's large family in the French community. They share the happiness of marriage and the birth of a daughter to each of them. Angst and stress pains both of them as Louise's baby does not thrive. French people do not have reasonable access to medical care, but Catherine comes up with a plan where the two 'trade' babies and she smuggles Louise's baby out to a doctor.
While she is gone with her father, the British troops deport the Acadians — and Catherine's baby girl!
There is so much more to this story -- everything doesn't happen smoothly in a couple paragraphs! Treat yourself to a good read that will make you smile and shed a few tears. I have not read many of Janette Oaks books because in the past, I had a difficult time getting to a point where the story began. This book was a pleasant change from what I expected. I highly recommend The Meeting Place.
The English have a Ft. Edward at the Cobequid Bay, Acadia (early name of Arcadia & New Brunswick).
An English woman Catherine Price Harrow becomes a French woman's best friend, Louise Belleveau Robichard. They meet in an open field of wild flowers, unknown to many.
They both married the same day. Also had a baby daughter 2 days apart, Elsapeth Catherine's & Antoinette Ann Louise's.
The King of England wants all of Acadia. The Frenchmen must sign Allegiance to his Royal Highness King of England. Which they refuse because they refused to fight for France.
There is romance, love, hardships brutal winters. Catherine & Louise switch babies. Catherine & Andrew decide they want to try & save Antoinette Ann who is very sick. Catherine goes with father to take her to a doctor while he's on official business. The British soldiers over take Minas & forced all to leave on big ships to unknown destinations. Will they ever see their daughters again? I recommend reading this book. There are so much to this book. Many other people, love, hardships. It's an excellent book.
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The novel features two women: one English, one French. They become friends and discover that despite their different backgrounds, they are at a similar stage in life. I liked the way that the story was told, from alternate points of view. A good picture is painted of these two women as we learn about their daily lives, their hopes and their fears. There’s some overt Christian content; but I didn’t find it too preachy, and it was mostly relevant to the story.
As the book progresses, tension rises and there is some high drama towards the end which - to my disappointment - leaves the story unfinished, hanging in the air. I downloaded this book free for my kindle; presumably it was as a taster for the series, to tempt me to pay full price for the others. I’m not inclined to do that - yet I’m interested enough that I plan to look out for second-hand editions of the paperback versions.
All in all, I’d recommend this - but be prepared to buy at least one sequel too.
Faith is at the heart of the account but it is a real living faith, strengthening and upholding through terrible times