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Beyond the Gathering Storm (Canadian West Book #5) par [Oke, Janette]
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Henry--a Canadian Mountie like his father--struggles between the call of duty and the call of his heart. When he informs a young logger's wife of her husband's death, the memory of that loss haunts him for years. Assigned to a new beat five years later, he rediscovers Amber and gains her trust...and eventually her heart.

Biographie de l'auteur

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 E.C.P.A. President's Award and the 1999 C.B.A. Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction along with the hearts of millions of readers! Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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  • Editeur : Bethany House Publishers; Édition : Repack (1 juin 2005)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 JANETTE OKE DOES IT AGAIN! 26 juillet 2000
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur
Format: Broché
I just finished reading Beyond the Gathering Storm. I could not put it down! If you loved Mrs. Oke's Canadian West series, you will more than enjoy Beyond the Gathering Storm. It is so refreshing to revisit the characters of Elizabeth and Wynn Delaney and the setting of the Canadian wilderness. Though Elizabeth and Wynn are only supporting characters, there is enough interaction with them that the reader knows that they still posess the same endearing qualities that they did in the Canadian West series. Now, instead of a young married couple, they are middle-aged parents.
Beyond the Gathering Storm focuses on the Delaney's two adopted children, Henry and Christine. Henry follows in his father's footsteps as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Though Henry had wanted to be a member of the RCMP since he was young, he now finds his duties difficult, especially when he is sent to inform a young lady that her logger husband has been killed. Five years later, when he is at a new post, he encounters the young lady again. Will the haunting memories that he has had of this lady finally be put to rest?
Christine leaves her family and the North for a job in the city. Though uncomfortable and lonely at first, she comes to accept city life and to accept the attentions of her boss's worldly son, Boyd. Will Christine's love be enough to help Boyd see the emptiness of his life and the need for the only Someone who can fill that emptiness?
Mrs. Oke is a very gifted writer, and her books are always heartwarming. Beyond the Gathering Storm is no exception. Through it she weaves a lovely story about a brother and sister, who use their faith and their family to help them deal with life's heartaches. Besides the story, Mrs. Oke teaches her readers valuable lessons about prayer, about being "unequally yoked," and about being true to one's faith. The only disappointment I had with this book is that it took so long, after the last book in the Canadian West series, to be published.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 An update on The Canadian West Saga 23 septembre 2000
Par Bonnie McKinzie - Publié sur
Format: Broché
Wynn and Elizabeth Delaney's two adopted children are now grown, Henry serving as a Mountie, and Christine starting her adult life in the workforce. Both are forced to relocate miles away from the parents they love and the family life they miss.
This book parallels the lives of these two young people. For Henry, the memory of an earlier encounter with a young widow haunts him day and night...until he runs into her again in a most unusual circumstance. The girl re-enters his life under an alias. In spite of her constantly ignoring him, Henry is consumed with protecting her and becoming a father figure to her 5 yr. old son, Danny.
Christine, 18, is taking her first job and while living in one room at a boarding house receives an offer from her wealthy boss. He wants her to come live in his expensive, large home in exchange for cooking his dinners. She declines, but in the process meets her boss's son, Boyd. Boyd is a spoiled, wild, lazy, drinking, university student with a completely different set of values from Christine's. They eventually do become engaged, which holds the reader on pins and needles.
This book deals with family issues of the day, apparently just before a great war is to start. It takes place in Canada, and seems to be set just before WWI. Family trust and values are stressed, along with the empty nest of Elizabeth and Wynn. Strengths of this book are the religious and family values carried on by both grown adopted children.
I found it rather unusual for Oke to introduce for the first time, issues which deal with total control and spousal abuse, but she did so in a well-controlled way. Of extreme importance all through this book is family loyalty, family values and family devotion.
Per Oke, this is another book which holds ones attention and cries for a sequel.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 BEYOND THE GATHERING STORM 22 juillet 2000
Par Sherry L Bishop - Publié sur
Format: Broché
I was so glad Janette Oke wrote another story about the Delaney family. Her stories are so fabulous that you feel like you are really there. I was glad to finally find out how Henry's life turned out after being abandoned by his family. This new book was hard to put down. Jannette did it again. This book as in all of her books was so moving and I can't wait until her next book comes out.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 I'm so lost! 10 avril 2012
Par Kasey - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Janette Oke is definately my favorite author! I fell in love with her books beginning with the Love Comes Softly series. I continued through the Prairie Legacy series and also Season of the Heart series. When I finished Canadian West #4 When Hope Springs New, I assumed #5 would pick up where #4 left off... I was wrong! Try flashing forward about 20 years! I'm barely to chapter three and I'm so disappointed. I have been having a really hard time just getting into the book because I have been so confused. I realize all these years have passed, but I'm left so lost because it doesn't do a very good job at filling you in on the details from the last 20 years. All of a sudden, not only do they have Henry (who was in the last book), but now they have Christine - who I know nothing about - where did she come from?! I also have no idea what has gone on with Wynn and Elizabeth - They apperently moved back to a village away from the city they were in at the end of book #4?? Where did they move to? Where are they now? cause apperently they don't live there anymore?! I wish there had been at least one book between #4 and #5 to help the reader transition easier from one to the other, instead of skipping 20 random years. Like someone else said, it's hard to connect with the characters when you have no clue where they came from or what has happened.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Beyond the Gathering Storm 17 avril 2010
Par M. Reynard - Publié sur
Format: Broché
I was much surprised at this book. I had expected, at the end of the last book in the Canadian West series, that this book would pick up where it left off. Instead it seems to be about 20 or so years in the future and primarily about the Delaney's two adopted children, Henry and Christine.

We find them while Henry is reliving a painful memory. Like his dad, he has joined the Mounties and has been one for about 5 years. He however finds trouble at time, especially when he had to inform a young widow with a baby about the death of her husband. This memory has stuck with him and made him feel guilty about how he had handled it.

Now he is reassigned to a town in the South. Here he is surprised to discover that same widow, working as the barber in the town. Her young boy, five now, wants so much to be a part of everything but as she's afraid of losing him too he's kept somewhat secluded. When he decides to head out on an adventure of his own, the widow and Henry must work together to bring him home safely.

Christine has left her parents for a job as a secretary in the South. While her boss is a bit brash at times she grows to like her job and kindles a relationship with the boss' son Boyd.

Boyd, while charming, has no direction in his life and certainly no room in his belief system for Christine's religion. He parties with his friend and goes from pleased to angry in an instant. As I was reading I'd had an inkling that he'd be abusive. Would Christine be able to turn his love around?

The Christianity in this novel is pretty low key. The most seems to happen around Christine as she is struggling between her faith and Boyd and his rejection of God. Henry goes to church in the novel but his story isn't as faith based.

I have a few criticisms for Oke in this novel. I would have liked to see one come before it or more background given. We are suddenly introduced to these adult children of Elizabeth and Wynn without any history. What happened that they adopted Christine? Where did Kip go and how did the new dog replace him? Another book is almost needed. In addition, these characters seemed a little too perfect for me. They hardly had any faults and just seemed less real than the stories of Elizabeth and Wynn did.

I do applaud Oke's incorporating of abuse in this novel. Its a hard task to write about and I think she did it well. Aside from those notions, there was nothing in this book that would offend anyone.

It was a nice story as usual just a little bit of a let down for me as I had become attached to the characters of Wynn and Elizabeth.

Beyond the Gathering Storm
Copyright 2000
253 pages
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