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Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. She and Edward married in 1957 and went on to serve churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. The book experienced immediate success because works of fiction were a virtually unknown genre in the Christian publishing industry. Oke has gone on to publish some 36 romance novels, earning her the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. She is the author of the "Love Comes Softly" and the "Prairie Legacy" series of books. Oke enjoys a large reading audience primarily comprised of teenagers, homemakers and working women. She recently started writing for young children. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Love Comes Softly 2,035 copies, 25 reviews
Love's Enduring Promise 1,489 copies, 12 reviews
When Calls the Heart 1,485 copies, 23 reviews
Love's Long Journey 1,301 copies, 7 reviews
Love's Abiding Joy 1,221 copies, 9 reviews
Once Upon a Summer 1,163 copies, 9 reviews
Love's Unending Legacy 1,151 copies, 4 reviews
A Gown of Spanish Lace 1,117 copies, 8 reviews
When Comes the Spring 1,093 copies, 10 reviews
Love Takes Wing 1,081 copies, 5 reviews
Love's Unfolding Dream 1,070 copies, 6 reviews
Love Finds a Home 1,049 copies, 5 reviews
The Calling of Emily Evans 1,032 copies, 8 reviews
Roses for Mama 1,015 copies, 6 reviews
When Breaks the Dawn 1,003 copies, 4 reviews
When Hope Springs New 973 copies, 4 reviews
The Tender Years 968 copies, 4 reviews
The Bluebird and the Sparrow 934 copies, 4 reviews
The Meeting Place 895 copies, 7 reviews
The Centurion's Wife 858 copies, 29 reviews
A Woman Named Damaris 852 copies, 6 reviews
Heart of the Wilderness 845 copies, 5 reviews
Winds of Autumn 845 copies, 3 reviews
They Called Her Mrs. Doc 844 copies, 7 reviews
A Bride for Donnigan 821 copies, 4 reviews
Too Long a Stranger 815 copies, 2 reviews
Winter is Not Forever 795 copies, 2 reviews
Julia's Last Hope 794 copies, 5 reviews
A Searching Heart 783 copies, 3 reviews
Drums of Change 754 copies, 7 reviews
The Measure of a Heart 744 copies, 5 reviews
Spring's Gentle Promise 734 copies, 1 review
A Quiet Strength 717 copies, 3 reviews
The Sacred Shore 712 copies, 5 reviews
Another Homecoming (Author) 664 copies, 4 reviews
Beyond the Gathering Storm 658 copies, 1 review
Return to Harmony 635 copies, 4 reviews
The Birthright 623 copies, 4 reviews
Like Gold Refined 621 copies, 2 reviews
When Tomorrow Comes 584 copies, 2 reviews
The Distant Shore 544 copies, 4 reviews
Dana's Valley (Author) 521 copies, 1 review
The Beloved Land 512 copies, 4 reviews
Tomorrow's Dream (Author) 493 copies
The Hidden Flame 357 copies, 9 reviews
The Prodigal Cat 344 copies
Spunky's Diary 335 copies
New Kid in Town 295 copies
Nana's Gift 294 copies
The Matchmakers 284 copies, 3 reviews
Ducktails 273 copies
The Red Geranium 223 copies
Where Courage Calls 219 copies, 17 reviews
Prairie Dog Town 206 copies
Trouble in a Fur Coat 205 copies, 1 review
This Little Pig 190 copies
Who's New at the Zoo 139 copies, 1 review
Where Trust Lies 120 copies, 15 reviews
Love Takes Wing [2009 TV movie] (Author) 97 copies, 1 review
What Does Love Look Like? 75 copies, 1 review
Making Memories 74 copies, 1 review
Where Hope Prevails 68 copies, 5 reviews
Unyielding Hope 35 copies, 5 reviews
When Calls the Heart [2013 TV Movie] (Author) 32 copies, 1 review
Hey, Teacher! 9 copies
Sustaining Faith 4 copies, 1 review
Westwaarts 1 copy
Love Comes Softly [2003 TV movie] (Author) 226 copies, 1 review
Love's Long Journey [2005 TV movie] (Author) 181 copies, 1 review
Love's Unending Legacy [2007 TV movie] (Author) 133 copies, 1 review
Love's Unfolding Dream [2007 TV movie] (Author) 108 copies, 1 review
Love Begins [2011 TV Movie] (Author) 51 copies
When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 5 (Author, some editions) 10 copies
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Janette was born during the depression years to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she remembers her childhood as full of love and laughter and family love. After graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Canada where she met her husband, Edward, they pastored churches in Canada and the U.S., and they raised their family of four children, including twin boys, in both countries. Edward eventually became president of Mountain View Bible College and recently established a coalition of colleges that became Rocky Mountain Bible College.

In recent years, Janette and her siblings lovingly restored their parents' prairie farm home, and it now serves as a gift shop and museum of prairie life. Please see below for a special invitation to the Oke Writing Museum and The Steeves' Historical House. She and her husband live nearby in Alberta, Canada, where they are active in their local church. Visits from their families, including their grandchildren, are their delight.
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