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The Tender Years (A Prairie Legacy, Book 1)

The Tender Years (A Prairie Legacy, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Janette Oke
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"The Heartwarming Return to the Legacy of Marty and Clark Davis From the LOVE COMES SOFTLY series Twenty years have passed since youngest daughter Belinda's story in Love Finds a Home. Marty and Clark's spiritual heritage has been lovingly passed on to their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And now beloved granddaughter Virginia faces the test of her young life. Caught in that difficult period between childhood and adulthood, feeling that she doesn't really fit anywhere, Virginia struggles against what she considers to be unreasonable restrictions and expectations. A lively new girl arrives at school, and Jenny seems to represent everything that Virginia is longing for her looks, her daring, her alluring freedom from constraints. But then comes the day neither girl will ever forget? More than 500,000 copies sold! "

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Continuing the story from Love Comes Softly, the grand daughter of the Davis's experiences a tragedy, she has a crisis of faith. Prairie Legacy book 1.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764205277
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Reprint edition (1 Aug 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0029LCJV6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very oustanding!!! I LOVE her books!!!! 15 Jun 1999
By A Customer
This is a very good book, and like all the others, this one was delightful. Pick up any one of her books, and you'll agree. Her books are appropriate for all ages, even the romances, which are nothing like the raunchy ones nowadays!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a great book 17 Aug 1998
By A Customer
"The Tender Years" was an excellent book! Being a teenager myself,I can relate to Oke's character ,Virginia. I loved the first books before "The Tender Years" and am looking foward to reading more of Janette Oke's continuing sagas. Her books are such wonderful Christian books and I enjoy them all!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Written!! 4 July 1998
By A Customer
"The Tender Years" is a wonderful book. I read it this past fall, and absolutely loved it! I had already read the Love Comes Softly series and was wondering what had happened to everybody! When I heard Janette Oke was coming out with the Prairie Legacy books, I couldn't believe it! I was very surprised at how young Virginia was (13), but also very happy. I'm a teenager too, so I could relate to alot of things in the book. I loved the way she learned to trust God (as we all need to.) All I can really say is... READ IT!! Thank you, Janette Oke! Happy Reading!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Other 25 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book, easy read, tells of the need to accept Christ and the difference that can make to one's life. An enjoyable story, BUT many typos. The fault being question marks in the midd? le of a word. Such as Grand? mother. This made for difficult read? ing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! It really touches your emotions! 17 Mar 1998
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The Tender Years took me about two days to read. I couldn't put it down. It touched on a lot of subjects facing people (of all ages) today. It brings out your emotions and fills in a piece of you that was missing. I can't wait for the books to follow it! In Janette's books, you realilze a lot about yourself. Me being a teenager, I need to know all about me that I can. It helps you discover yourself and your fellings. I love discussing her books with my sister who is 20 and who originally got me started on Janette's books. Thanks soooo much for the books, Janette! :)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not my favorite 26 April 2010
By Stacy Brookerd - Published on
Despite the fact that anyone who has read the Love Comes Softly series is anxious for continuation of Clark and Marty's lives, this was not my favorite book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it and I think that anyone who loves these characters will enjoy it. It's just that after you write a certain number of books about the same people, the originality starts to fade. I noticed that in Gibert Morris' House of Winslow series. The first books are excellent, but not the very end ones. I liked this book, but it just doesn't quite compare with the original series.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 21 Jan 2002
By Growing in Grace - Published on
Growing up is hard to do. Virginia Simpson, granddaughter of Love Comes Softly's Marty and Clark Davis, finds this out first hand. At the tender age of thirteen, Virginia makes friends with daring and popular Jenny, a girl at her school. Feeling proud to be in the "in" group, Virginia begins to go on some of the group's fun after-school outings. But things start to lose their fun once she gets in trouble with her family. She knows she is disobeying her parents by going out with Jenny and skipping her chores, but she doesn't want to lose her friendship with Jenny. Virginia thinks her family is unfair and strict . . . why shouldn't she be allowed to have fun and grow up without so much supervision?
One day Jenny and her friends go too far. They "borrow" a raft from a neighbor and steal candy from the store, then plan to go rafting on the flooded creek. Virginia realizes that she does not really belong with her group of friends. How could they stoop to stealing?
She leaves the group angrily, knowing it would likely be the end of her friendship, but too angry to care at the moment.
Then, Virginia hears some dreadful news that puts her in turmoil. . . .
As time goes on, Jenny and Virginia become friends again, of sorts. Jenny comes over to the Simpson's house more and more frequently and is fondled by her family. Virginia feels left out and jealous. When it is too hard to bear, she goes by herself and sobs. But she realizes she is wrong. Wrong to feel jealous. Her sister finds her and gently reproves her. Virginia's awful burden of sin is too hard to bear anymore, and she prays to God, feeling a peace she's never known before.
From her sister's marriage, to the trial of a neighbor accused of theft, Virginia's story, The Tender Years, is a book that will touch you and keep you turning pages. It is a book about forgiveness, love, friendship, and happiness that is found only in God.
It is a very good book for teens (or for anyone)!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Love Comes Softly family with new energy 17 Nov 2001
By Varina M. - Published on
As someone who enjoyed Oke's Love Comes Softly series and read all the books in it twice, despite their tendency to get a bit less well-developed and padded after the first few titles, I was very interested when the Prairie Legacy books came out. I was glad to see that a break from writing about the Davis family and their children seems to have revived Oke's ability to make up new, detailed incidents in the lives of Marty and Clark's daughter, Belinda, the man she was about to marry at the end of _Love Finds a Home_ and their five children, esp. teenage Virginia. Despite quibbles--like that the story seems to take place in a vacuum, as far as the outside world is concerned (no radio, no mention of the Depression or whatever period the book is supposed to be taking place in), or that Belinda would have been summoned to nursing duties by way of the phone at the time the book occurs, instead of by someone running to her house to tell her about an amergency (someone must have mentioned this to Oke, because they definitely have a phone by the next book), or that Clark and Marty *must* be at least six or eight years older than they are supposed to be in the otherwise wonderful where-are-they-now? prologue--I enjoyed the book and devoured it in one evening. Virginia's friend, Jenny, is very manipulative, but Virginia's conflict between pleasing her parents and satisfying her own ideals on the one hand and wanting to fit in on the other was something that anyone who remembers their growing up will identify with, and Virginia's conflicts after her own conversion, as she desires to see Jenny saved and worries about alienating her or being a horrible Christian example but also wants to avoid moral compromises and gives in to all-too-human emotions, as we all surely do, made the story compelling. I was not one hundred percent content with the way the mystery thread of the book was resolved, but I was pleased enough in other ways that my pleasure outweighed my quibbles, and I wanted to read the next book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great continuation of the Davis family story! 10 Oct 2001
By Anna M. Vandenhazel - Published on
Belinda's daughter Virginia is the subject of this story, as she
passes through the teen years. Sometimes she falls under the bad influence of her friend Jenny, whose father is too busy to keep an eye on her comings and goings. After Jenny is injured in a boat accident, she starts spending more time with Virginia's family and going to church. Sparks fly when a young man Jenny is interested in shows more interest in Virginia, and when a retarded man is falsely accused of theft, it's up to Virginia's father to find out the truth.
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