Seasons of the Heart series by Janette Oke

If you have heard of When Calls the Heart, and Love Comes Softly and you love the series (book and television), then you will love the Seasons of the Heart series by Janette Oke. The series has four books in it, and they are pretty much one sitting books. Well, they were to me as they were that good. Here is the post with ALL FOUR BOOKS

Once Upon a Summer Synopsis

Sure, it’s unusual to have an eighteen-year-old-mother when you’re twelve. But when you’re an orphan and she’s your aunt – and the only mother you’ve ever known – well, it works out just fine.

That’s why I got so riled up when I heard Grandpa and Uncle Charlie talkin’ about findin’ a fella for Aunt Lou!

You see, somethin’ had to be done. I couldn’t just sit back and watch our family get broken up. But with Grandpa and Uncle Charlie workin’ so hard to marry off Aunt Lou, I really had my job cut out for me. Then that preacher came along, and things got really complicated . . .

This is the first story that hooked me. I had a friend who stayed with us temporarily, and she had these books on her. Needless to say, I borrowed them, and read all of them in a matter of a couple of days. I love the old time language, I love the setting, I love the story.

Winds of Autumn Synopsis

I don’t know who was most excited that morning my two buddies and I hoisted packs on our backs and started down the trail. Just before we got out of view of our yard, I turned for one more wave. You woulda thought we were marchin’ off to war the way Aunt Lou sobbed into her hankie.

But I reckon we were just growin’ up.

I’m sure havin’ a time of it tryin’ to sort out all these new feelings. Lately, my mind keeps slipping to the new schoolteacher’s daughter, Camellia. I could tell right away that Jack Berry was sweet on her, too. But I never coulda predicted the lengths he’d go to steel her affection . . .

Now, of course, this is the second book of the series, and he went from child to teenager. You start to see his hormones happening, and all of the feelings he has in the book, and how he copes with them.

Winter is Not Forever Synopsis

“What are you gonna do after graduation?”

Everybody’s been askin’ me that question. With graduation only a month away, it seems like I’m the only one in our little school who doesn’t know what he’s gonna do after the big day. I’ve been prayin’ about it, but I still don’t have an answer.

Is God nudgin’ me to become a minister? A farmer? A husband? Life is filled with choices. The hard thing is figurin’ out what to do!

He has become a young man. The next synopsis obviously gives away his decision from book three. And he just gets cuter by the book.

Spring’s Gentle Promise Synopsis

I ca’t believe it. Grandpa and Uncle Charlie signed all the official papers and now the farm is mine – really and legally mine. Joshua Chadwick Jones they read, clear as can be. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I mean, what other fella my age has a farm all his own, title clear and paid for? If the crop fetches a good price, I might even be able to buy one of the new Ford motorcars!

ANd then there’s this other thing going on inside me. I’ve been feelin’ a desire for a family of my own. I still don’t know how they finagled it, but Grandpa and Uncle Charlie got two gals my age livin’ at our house – Mary, our housekeeper and cook, and Matilda, the schoolteacher. I’ve always thought of the girls as friends, but something in my heart is changing a bit. Is one of them the gal God has in mind for me?

Now, I don’t know about you, but I was really sad when the series ended here. I really wanted to see what becomes of Josh’s family. You feel for him, for her, Grandpa, and Uncle Charlie. I’m not giving anything away, because there is a lot that goes on in this book.

If you would like to know more about Janette Oke, here are her sites:

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Friday Fun Day – Sharing is Caring

It’s FRIDAY!!! Whoohoo!!! I literally yell that in my head all day every Friday lol.  Let’s play a little catch up shall we?

I am REALLY enjoying Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman on my commute to work and back home.  On my lunches when I am home, I read Bound in Fate by my bestie E F Rose. I just got another book to add to my To Be Read pile, which will be started shortly by Aaron Speer.  That is why I LOVE weekends lol, I get to curl up either in bed or on the couch with my hoodie and my sharks blanket and just get lost in a book, with a cup or two of coffee.

 

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I believe Friday Fun Day should include some #FollowFridays in my posts.  An author or a fellow blogger.  Hhhhmmmm, which one should I do today?  I think I should rave about my bestie’s book(s).  E F Rose is first of all, a badass woman.  She is amazing on paper, and she is amazing in person.  I have watched her characters blossom, and even she makes me wait until the next book for things to come lol.  She is currently writing her third book in the Fallen Guardian books.  The first book Divinely Entwined is the first book in the series, while Bound in Fate is the second book.  She not only writes novels, but she also writes really hot poetry.  Like steamy hot lol.

 

 

 

Image may contain: textIf you like JR Ward, you will love her books.  Now, to be clear, I am telling you this out of honesty, not because she is my bestie, but she was and Indie Book Nominee in 2016.  I have learned of these characters as she goes, FOR YEARS and the fact that they are on paper, and sitting on my bookshelves, and can be seen, means a lot.  These characters are bad ass, the demons are very much demons, and the women do not put up with a lot of the Guardians crap lol.  I know I have heard of Christian (one of the Guardians) for years and years, but Manuel has got to be my favorite.  The first book is mainly on Christian, but the second book is on Manuel.  So far nothing has steered me away from him.  Just like my John Matthew in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  I just have a favorite lol.

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If you like a book that is steamy, full of hot guys, has violence, and wings . . . these are the books for you.  And while you are at it, pick up Echoes and you will never put it down, and you will never look back.

Christmas is around the corner, so you can find her books at Amazon, and get them within a few days, it is not too late.  You have a family member or a friend who loves fantasy novels, these will sure win over their hearts.

Click on the pictures and they will take you to their Amazon pages.  You have the options of ebook and paperback.  Go ahead, give them a whirl

 

XOXOXO

Lacey