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Title:
Like gold refined
ISBN:
9780786193875

9781441755865
Publication Information:
Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, ℗2000.
Physical Description:
6 audio discs (approximately 8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Number in series:
4.
General Note:
Unabridged.

"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking."--Container.
Summary:
If Virginia could have chosen to accept or discard all the changes that came her way, she gladly would have let most of them pass right by. She loves her life on the farm with her husband and children, not far from her parents and her grandparents. But a change that is tearing at her heart is the steady physical decline in Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark. She cannot imagine their home without their welcoming smiles and their words of wisdom that arise from decades of life experiences and a solid faith in God. Their lovely daughter Mindy, who has blessed their home ever since her mother left the tiny child with them, has been encouraged and guided to pray for that mother all these years. Is God answering that prayer, or is the worst nightmare any family could face now upon them? Virginia is not sure she has the strength to truly become--like gold refined.
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Her quiet strength was being forged and tested in the crucible of life.

If Virginia could have chosen to accept or discard all the changes that came her way, she gladly would have let most of them pass right by. She loves her life on the farm with her husband and children, not far from her parents and her grandparents. But a change that is tearing at her heart is the steady physical decline in Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark. She cannot imagine their home without their welcoming smiles and their words of wisdom that arise from decades of life experiences and a solid faith in God.

Their lovely daughter Mindy, who has blessed their home ever since Virginia's wayward friend Jenny, Mindy's biological mother, left the tiny child with them, has been encouraged and guided to pray for that mother all these years. When a desperate Jenny returns to reclaim her child, is God answering prayer, or is the worst nightmare any family could face now upon them? Virginia is not sure she has the strength to truly become like gold refined. Will her heart ever find the peace she yearns for?


Author Notes

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 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)


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Library Journal Review

In Quiet Strength, Oke began the story of Virginia and Jonathan's married life. Picking up a few years later, Oke finds that the couple having been blessed with three healthy children and a foster daughter, Mindy, the child of Virginia's friend Jenny. As Virginia and Jonathan move through their daily lives, secure in their love for each other and in God's love for them, the family faces some difficult decisions. Jenny returns, gravely ill, and demands custody of Mindy. And, if that weren't enough, Marty and Clark Davis, Virginia's grandparents, are unable to live alone on the farm, and no one wants the responsibility of forcing them to move into town. Although Oke offers no real sense of difficulty for the couple, she wraps up this series in truly happily-ever-after form with a pleasant book fans will adore. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.