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Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Janette Oke
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!

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    About the Author

    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 nove

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 587 KB
    • Print Length: 256 pages
    • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Reprint edition (1 May 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00B5J4SHG
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,092 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    4.7 out of 5 stars
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Seasons of the Heart book 1 12 May 2014
    By Sue
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I was delighted to find this free for my Kindle, as I remembered enjoying it many years ago when I first read it. The story is told by the young teenage Josh who was orphaned at a young age, and lives on a farm with his grandfather, great-uncle, and Aunt Lou. Lou is only a few years older than he is, but runs the kitchen and household effectively, while Josh combines a zest for life with a great deal of hard work, both at school and on the farm where he has a lot of daily chores.

    The arrival of Josh's great-grandfather shakes things up a bit, as does his grandfather's determination to find a suitable young man for Lou.

    The book is a well-drawn picture of life in a bygone era in the US, with a surprising amount of human interest. I found tears welling up more than once as I read. There's some rather overt Christian content at the end which might irritate some readers, but it's not over-the-top, and in the context of the story is relevant and believable.

    All in all, I enjoyed it. Suitable for teens or older children as well as adults.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    Format:Paperback
    "Once upon a Summer" is a delightful Jeanette Oke book. In Josh she has created a loveable, true to life character. The plot gripped me from the start and made me want to read the rest of the "Season of the Heart" series. Some scenes made me chuckle and others I found really touching. The moral tone of her books are truly Christian which I appreciated. I am looking forward to reading many more of her books.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars once upon a summer 29 Jan. 2014
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    a nice easy novel, I felt I was part of the story, I hope to read more of her books
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and inspiring 12 May 2015
    By Aletheuon TOP 500 REVIEWER
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    Charmingly told story of a young boy facing changes in his life which seem to threaten his fragile security. The book is full of warmth and humour, with memorable characters and believable situations. Its theme is the human heart, with its need for love, security, moral boundaries and beauty. Think 'The Waltons' with more Christian content. I am not a great fan of Christian fiction, but this book made me want to read the whole series. I loved it!
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    I love the book it is a good read I would like to recommend it to people to read it
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Good story 22 Jun. 2014
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    I enjoy the once upon a summer book it's real escapism with some good biblical truths thrown in that takes you back in time
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    5.0 out of 5 stars captivating 17 Jun. 2014
    By Fran
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Some incredibly deep and reassuring truths woven into a heart-warming and captivating story. God's acceptance of us all as his imperfect and yet beloved and precious children is beautifully related.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read 11 Jun. 2014
    By Gwendy
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This was delightfully refreshing. It is full of good old fashioned values and warms the heart. I could read more of this author.
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