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Roses for Mama by Janette Oke

Roses for Mama (edition 1991)

by Janette Oke

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Title:Roses for Mama
Authors:Janette Oke
Info:Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, c1991.
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, Christianity, western frontier

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Roses for Mama by Janette Oke



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Not my favorite Janette Oke. A little dry in spots. ( )
  Liladillerauthor | Jan 20, 2018 |
Angela has been left with the responsbility of her sisters after her mother and father died. She is 17 years old and with her older brother Thomas, they do their best to meet the chalenges, but that is not enough.......
  SABC | Aug 1, 2014 |
from cover "The children had been left to her care. Was she adequate to meet the challenge?"
  scsaglib | May 26, 2010 |
When Angela Peterson was thirteen, her sickly mother died. Her father followed soon after. She and her older brother, Thomas, were left in charge of running the farm and caring for their three younger siblings, Louise, Derek, and Bertha. Now Louise is almost a teenager herself and is becoming defiant; Derek is growing up, becoming a young man and in need of guidance; and sweet Bertha needs a mother-figure even more than ever. Angela and Thomas feel desperate at times, but their love and faith in God will see them and their family through. The two of them even find time for love, and Angela learns important lessons before she realizes that the person she has been waiting for has been in front of her all the time.
  molliewatts | Dec 8, 2008 |
Summary: This is a very touching story about a girl named Angela who has to take care of her family after her mother and father both die. She has three siblings to take care of and she always wonders if she is doing as good of a job as her mother would have done.

Critical Response: The story is very accurate in the fact that it is possible that two parents would die, leaving the oldest child to raise the other siblings.

Classroom Connections: This is a great story to read to students about how to deal with real life problems. Students could go around the room and share what it would have been like to raise a family at such a young age. Students could write a letter about how much they love their siblings and ways they could be nicer to their siblings. In a Christian school, students could talk about how God could help us through these difficult situations. ( )
  jayme | Mar 22, 2008 |
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To Mother, Amy Marie Ruggles Steeves, from one of your bouquet of eight.
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Angela Peterson wiped her hands on her dark blue apron, then reached up and tucked a wisp of blond hair into a side comb.
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She's cared for her siblings as best she could . . . but is it enough? Instead of the new life she and her family expected to forge out west, seventeen-year-old Angela is thrust into the role of caring for her three younger siblings after the death of their parents. With the help of her older brother, and trust in God, Angela is determined to raise the children as her mother would have wanted. As the youngsters grow, the questions and challenges intensify. Angela feels trapped and overwhelmed. Surely no man will ever want a woman who comes with three children in tow. Is this the plan God has for her life? Will she ever find a way to balance her own dreams with the promises she made to her mama?

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A captivating story of a young girl who must assume responsibility for raising her younger siblings. As the challenges intensify, she is determined in her faith to raise them as her mother would have wanted.

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