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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia #1)

by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn

Unconditional Recommendation: In Acadia, a chance meeting creates a strong bond of friendship and faith between an Englishwoman and a Frenchwoman during a time of hostilities and impending war between their homelands.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Song of Acadia, Book 1
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (1999)
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction

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When Courage Calls (Return to the Canadian West #1)

by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Unconditional Recommendation: A young woman leaves behind wealthy living to teach school in a poor, tragedy-stricken, Canadian mining town.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Return to the Canadian West #1
Hardcover: 329 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (2014)

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Love Comes Softly (#1)

by Janette Oke

Unconditional Recommendation: When Marty’s husband dies suddenly and she’s forced to marry a stranger to survive in the West, she comes to learn that love between neighbors, man and woman, and even God sometimes comes softly.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Love Comes Softly #1
Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (1979)
Genre: Christian historical fiction
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To Win Her Heart

by Karen Witemeyer

Unconditional Recommendation: Using beautiful language, this book handles enduring truths about life and the Lord, has an engaging plot, and gives you a sweet love story.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand-alone
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 1, 2011)
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

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Sophie’s Heart

Sophie's Heartby Lori Wick

Unconditional Recommendation: Follow a gentle-hearted woman through the everyday life of caring for a grieving family with persistent faith and love that  can encourage the heart of the reader.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Stand-Alone
Paperback: 426 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (1995)
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

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The Negotiator (O’Malley #1)

by Dee Henderson

Conditional Recommendation: Intriguing mystery and interesting characters combine to form this hard-to-put-down suspense/love/conversion story.

Age: Young Adult
Series: O’Malley #1
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (2000)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance

 

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Danger in the Shadows (O’Malley Prequel)

Danger in the Shadowsby Dee Henderson

Unconditional Recommendation: Sharp detail and expertly written characters are woven together in this suspense story of a woman with real fears and a stalker, her brother who protects her, a man who wishes she would let him close enough to love her and a God who is just and does not want us to live our lives in fear.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Prequel to O’Malley series
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (1999)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance/Contemporary

Awards: RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Inspirational Romance (2000), Booksellers’ Best Award, OKRWA National Readers Choice Award for Inspirational (1999) Continue reading