Book Reviews of A Gown of Spanish Lace (Oke, Janette, Women of the West.)

A Gown of Spanish Lace (Oke, Janette, Women of the West.)
A Gown of Spanish Lace - Oke, Janette, Women of the West.
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9781556616846
ISBN-10: 1556616848
Publication Date: 7/1995
Pages: 367
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Christian fiction romance set in the west. Not sure but I'd guess around mid 1800's. Woman is held hostage in a camp of bandits and of course falls in love with one and vice versa! I like the twist in this story and how it unravels but don't think it's one I'd read again.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story for a Christian reader with a mystery, romance, and history
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome!! I just lost myself in it
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a very good book. The characters are interesting and the story just pulls you in. I started reading Janette Oke's books when I was about 13 and this is one that I just read over and over. Great for young teens all the way through adulthood.
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Helpful Score: 2
An excellent book.Janette Oke is a gifted writer. A Gown Of Spanish Lace captivates it's reader from page one. A definite want for any readers bookshelf.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story. Unexpected ending.
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This is one to read for Oke fans. I loved the story line and the twist.
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Another book by Oke that I love - a quick but good read.
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A heritage so very different from her own, but one profound connection -

Ariana loves her life her parents, her little town, her job as the town's schoolteacher, her students. But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home before a blizzard hits, her whole life changes in an instant.

The two rough-looking men who abduct her and take her far from home and family make no response to her frantic questions "Why me? What are you going to do? Where are you taking me?" Held hostage in a camp of bandits, Ariana's emotions swing between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks.

And then the boss's son appears in the doorway of her cabin. Does this mean she will never see her mother and father again, the two who had so lovingly adopted her as an infant and raised her as their own? Will she ever wear the wedding dress so carefully saved for her her one link with her birth parents, now long dead?
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Wonderful story of what faith can bring about.
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Good historical romance
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This story is a wonderful example of God's sovereignty and His ability to look after His own. The turns that the story takes holds your attention, and the undertone of faith can encourage readers both young and old. I've read the book several times and have enjoyed it every single time.
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This book was another really good one by Janette Oke. Ariana is kidnapped by a band of outlaws for no apparent reason (although reader has witnessed the leader having a conversation about it, so we know why). The son of the leader is assigned to taking care of the captive, and she shows him that there is more to the Bible than just being a normal book. He looks into it more, and realizes he'll have to help her escape. It's a really good story.
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beautiful story :)
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Fun Read
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This is another great read by Janette Oke!
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My first time reading one of Janette Oke's books. Not a book with lots of suspense that drives you crazy but a nice little mystery that keeps you interested. The title was a mystery to me until halfway through the book; just didn't register. Guess I'm a little slow. Good book.
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Ariana adopted daughter of a minister teaches school in small western town. She is kidmapped, held hostage by outlaws. Son of the BOSS helps her escape and takes her to Aunt & Uncle in Montana. They fall in love then discover that they might be brother and sister. Will she ever get to wear the wedding dress????
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One of Oke's best, with a great ironic ending!
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excellent book
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Ariana Benson loves her life -- her parents, her town, her new job as schoolteacher. But her nearly perfect life changes in an instant when two tough-looking characters abduct her from the schoolhouse in the midst of a blizzard. Ariana's frantic questions are ignored as she's taken farther and farther from home, eventually to a camp of outlaws whose motives Ariana dares not imagine. Then Laramie appears at her door, assigned to be her guard. He doesn't seem to share the temperament of his violent companions. Could he be Ariana's only chance for escape?
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Great book! Couldn't put it down.
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Ariana loves her life-her parents,her little town,her job as the town's schoolteacher,her students.But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home before a blizzard hits,her whole life changes in an instant.The two rough-looking men who abduct her and take her far from home and familymake no response to her frantic questions-WHY ME?What are you going to do?Where are you taking me?Held hostage in a camp of bandits,Arians's emotions swing between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks....This is part of what is on the back page.If you like stories about the prairie then you should like this one.
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A very good read and from a wonderful author.
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One of my all time faves!
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From best selling author, Janette Oke, this is one of her Women of the West series. Ariana is abducted from the school where whe works and she wonders will she ever see her mother again.
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Good book, the story has a great twist to it. It's nice to listen to books that aren't full of filth and trash. Janette Oke writes clean, interesting stories.
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This Western with a Christian theme and as many plot twists as a mountain trail takes young schoolteacher Ariana Benson through a kidnapping; love with an outlaw-turned-rescuer; disappointment; and, finally, happiness. (Was there any doubt?) Aimee Lilly's intense narration captures the outlaws' spirits, as well as Ariana's initial despair and later happiness.
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I am grateful that God kept nudging me to give Janette Oke's books one more chance. I had read all but two of the Women of the West books about ten years ago, but when I re-read the first two books last year, I found myself disappointed: The books were not just simple and sweet, but simplistic and saccharine. This book, on the other hand, was grittier and more real; the characters actually struggle with God's plans for their lives, as do most of us here in the real world. I did have a question or two about Oke's definition of pemmican (I think she meant jerky) and her use of outlandish dialects for the outlaws and the Native Americans, but the book was still satisfying, at least spiritually.
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One of her best!
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good little mystery
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Book was interesting, just not very fast pace. But over all good.
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Large print edition.
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Excellent
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I love the stories by Janette Oke.
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A heritage so very different from her own, but one profound connection - Ariana loves her life her parents, her little town, her job as the town's schoolteacher, her students. But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home before a blizzard hits, her whole life changes in an instant.The two rough-looking men who abduct her and take her far from home and family make no response to her frantic questions "Why me? What are you going to do? Where are you taking me?" Held hostage in a camp of bandits, Ariana's emotions swing between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks.And then the boss's son appears in the doorway of her cabin. Does this mean she will never see her mother and father again, the two who had so lovingly adopted her as an infant and raised her as their own? Will she ever wear the wedding dress so carefully saved for her her one link with her birth parents, now long dead?


Great Gift! Beautiful and Interesting book! It has a lot of twists and Turns until the last page I did not know what would be the final outcome!
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This is a Book Crossing (www.bookcrossing.com) book.
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really good book