Seasons of the Heart Series: Spring’s Gentle Promise

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Spring’s Gentle Promise is the final novel in Janette Oke’s Seasons of the Heart Series, and while the ending is predictable in some ways, it is worth a read because it concludes one of her classic series. The book deals with subjects such as marriage, family, hardship, poverty, fatherhood, hope, defeat, and triumph. In the first chapter Josh takes pride in the fact that he is the legal owner of the family farm, and discusses his hopes and dreams for the future. He also discusses his plans for marrying and starting a family of his own. There’s just one problem, he can’t decide between two potential wives! Torn between the two women, he must make a decision, and quick! Meanwhile, Uncle Charlie’s health is fading fast, and Josh worries that Grandpa will be lonely without his longtime companion. About halfway through the novel Josh finally picks a bride, and begins to live his dreams. Everything is finally going his way, he has found the one his soul loves, and they have started a family together. Then, tragedy strikes, the town goes bankrupt, and everyone is either moving away or scraping by with the little money they have on hand. To make matters worse, this economic catastrophe has struck in the middle of a drought! Will Josh trust God to provide for his family’s needs? Will they survive? To answer these questions, read the book!;) Personally I would love to see some of Janette Oke’s lesser known novels become prominent in the world of Christian film-making, as she has many stories that would make great first films for a budding film company. We here at Box Office Revolution have said it before, and we’ll say it again, if you want to generate quality Christian films, look no further than Christian novels! In addition, if you do decide to take on this admirable feat, stay true to the original content!!!!

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