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Janette Oke

Author of Love Comes Softly

196+ Works 57,388 Members 469 Reviews 40 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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Series

Works by Janette Oke

Love Comes Softly (1979) 2,410 copies
Love's Enduring Promise (1980) 1,786 copies
When Calls the Heart (1983) 1,760 copies
Love's Long Journey (1982) 1,616 copies
Love's Abiding Joy (1983) 1,531 copies
Love's Unending Legacy (1984) 1,390 copies
Once Upon a Summer (1981) 1,356 copies
A Gown of Spanish Lace (1995) 1,350 copies
Love's Unfolding Dream (1987) 1,296 copies
When Comes the Spring (1985) 1,286 copies
Love Takes Wing (1988) 1,279 copies
Love Finds a Home (1989) 1,256 copies
The Calling of Emily Evans (2006) 1,233 copies
Roses for Mama (1991) 1,232 copies
When Breaks the Dawn (1986) 1,200 copies
The Tender Years (1997) 1,175 copies
The Bluebird and the Sparrow (1995) 1,169 copies
When Hope Springs New (1986) 1,146 copies
The Meeting Place (1999) 1,055 copies
A Woman Named Damaris (1991) 1,034 copies
Heart of the Wilderness (1993) 1,025 copies
The Centurion's Wife (2009) 1,020 copies
They Called Her Mrs. Doc (1992) 1,014 copies
Winds of Autumn (1987) 1,004 copies
Too Long a Stranger (1994) 995 copies
A Bride for Donnigan (1993) 984 copies
Winter is Not Forever (1988) 953 copies
A Searching Heart (1998) 943 copies
Julia's Last Hope (1990) 932 copies
Drums of Change (1996) 913 copies
The Measure of a Heart (1992) 899 copies
A Quiet Strength (1999) 893 copies
Spring's Gentle Promise (1989) 886 copies
The Sacred Shore (2000) 848 copies
Beyond the Gathering Storm (1990) 799 copies
Another Homecoming (1997) — Author — 780 copies
Like Gold Refined (2000) 770 copies
The Birthright (2001) 759 copies
Return to Harmony (1996) 738 copies
When Tomorrow Comes (2001) 687 copies
The Distant Shore (2002) 669 copies
The Beloved Land (2002) 617 copies
Dana's Valley (2001) — Author — 605 copies
Tomorrow's Dream (1990) — Author — 583 copies
The Prodigal Cat (1998) 466 copies
Spunky's Diary (1982) 452 copies
The Hidden Flame (2010) 444 copies
New Kid in Town (1983) 392 copies
The Impatient Turtle (1986) 373 copies
Ducktails (1985) 353 copies
Nana's Gift (1996) 346 copies
The Matchmakers (1771) 342 copies
The Damascus Way (2011) 341 copies
Where Courage Calls (2014) 291 copies
A Cote of Many Colors (1987) 290 copies
Love Comes Softly [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Author — 285 copies
Prairie Dog Town (1988) 283 copies
Trouble in a Fur Coat (1990) 283 copies
The Red Geranium (1995) 262 copies
This Little Pig (1984) 261 copies
Maury Had a Little Lamb (1989) 260 copies
Love's Enduring Promise (2004) — Author — 247 copies
Pordy's Prickly Problem (1993) 199 copies
Where Trust Lies (2015) 171 copies
Where Hope Prevails (2016) 112 copies
Making Memories (1999) 99 copies
What Does Love Look Like? (2001) 96 copies
Unyielding Hope (2020) 84 copies
Spunky's Camping Adventure (1998) 68 copies
Sustaining Faith (2021) 49 copies
Spunky's First Christmas (1997) 47 copies
When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 1 (2014) — Author — 35 copies
Quiet Places, Warm Thoughts (1983) 33 copies
Spunky's Circus Adventure (1999) 24 copies
When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 5 (2017) — Author — 12 copies
Hey, Teacher! (1981) 11 copies
Song of Arcadia Series (1999) 9 copies
When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 6 (2019) — Author — 7 copies
When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 7 (2020) — Author — 5 copies
My Favorite Verse (1987) 2 copies
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Promise of Zion (2002) 1 copy
Eine neue Heimat (2007) 1 copy
Westwaarts (2012) 1 copy
Song of Acadia Series (1999) 1 copy

Associated Works

Love's Long Journey [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Author — 191 copies
Love's Unending Legacy [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Author — 170 copies
Love's Unfolding Dream [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Author — 135 copies
Love Takes Wing [2009 TV movie] (2009) — Author — 131 copies
Love Finds a Home [2009 TV Movie] (2009) — Author — 101 copies
Love's Christmas Journey [2011 TV movie] (2011) — Author — 81 copies
Love Begins [2011 TV Movie] (2011) — Author — 59 copies
Love's Everlasting Courage [2011 TV movie] (2011) — Author — 57 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Oke, Janette
Legal name
Oke, Janette Steeves
Birthdate
1935-02-18
Gender
female
Nationality
Canada
Birthplace
Champion, Alberta, Canada
Places of residence
Champion, Alberta, Canada
Education
Mountain View Bible College
Occupations
Author
Relationships
Logan, Laurel Oke (daughter)
Bunn, T. Davis (co-author)
Awards and honors
Gold Medallion Award
Christy Award (The Meeting Place, 2000)
CBA Life Impact Award (1999)
Short biography
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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Reviews

This is not a bad book by any means, I just am still at the place in life that Virginia was at in book two.

Tropes: none since this is the story of her life

Content: death, alcoholic character, mentions abuse
 
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Statistics

Works
196
Also by
19
Members
57,388
Popularity
#255
Rating
3.9
Reviews
469
ISBNs
1,243
Languages
15
Favorited
40

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