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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bethany House Review- Where Trust Lies by Jannette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan

Afternoon everyone!! (Closer to evening now!) It's been dark and gloomy all day due to the unnatural and unwanted amount of snow we've received here in VA. If the temp is only five degrees higher then my age, it's too cold!! That's on a good day. Still love my south but I think the daffodils & I agree this weather is very uncool (no pun intended! ;)

I'm keeping warm with a tbr pile of review books a mile high!



Though Elizabeth Thatcher has missed her family, she doesn't look forward to leaving her new home, teaching post, and the man she loves in Coal Valley for her former Boston home. Now, back in her old house, room, and city, Elizabeth misses Jarrick, the man she left behind, more then ever. Just as she plans to stay at home to wait for messages from Jack and for her new posting, her mom decides to go on a cruise with the family. As she settles into her old life awaiting and praying for her return to coal valley, she's beginning to wonder if she'll ever get used to life back in Boston. Will she ever get back to Jack and her beloved coal valley? Or will she be back in Boston indefinitely? Is she ready to leave behind her family-perhaps forever-to follow her dreams with Jarrick?

*What I loved*

I have fallen in LOVE with Hallmark channel's "When Calls The Heart" series so naturally I loved Elizabeth and Jack (Elizabeth calls him Jarrick). The cover is stunning and is a perfect match to Janette Oke's first, When Courage Calls. 

*Not my favorite*

Despite how much I loved Janette Oke with her Love Comes Softly series and her When calls the Heart series, I honestly felt this book was seriously lacking the "Oke feel". The book had a good story line but it was really drawn out and slow and since it was set in Boston, didn't have the same simple talk as set in Coal Valley.

*My Rating*

I give Where Trust Lies...3 1/2 stars!

*My overall thoughts*

Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan is the sequel to Where Courage calls. It features Elizabeth Thatcher we've all grown to know and love and is a great book to read if you want a slow read that you have a lot of time for. Janette Oke's covers are always stunning and this one is no exception!! All in all, I give Where Trust Lies 3 1/2 stars because of the pace of the story and it just wasn't nearly as good as Oke's other novels.
 *Where to get it*

*Meet the Author*

*Janette Oke*

Bestselling author Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") is celebrated across the world for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. She is credited with launching the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. Today, her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.


*Laurel Oke Logan*

Laurel Oke Logan, daughter of Edward and Janette Oke, is the author of Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie, as well as the novel Dana's Valley, which she co-wrote with her mom. Laurel and her husband have six children and two sons-in-law and live near Indianapolis, Indiana.

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