Book Reviews of Heart of the Wilderness (Women of the West, Bk 8)

Heart of the Wilderness (Women of the West, Bk 8)
Heart of the Wilderness - Women of the West, Bk 8
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9780764220166
ISBN-10: 0764220160
Publication Date: 6/1997
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Book Type: Paperback
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Kendra was not yet four when her parent's died in a river accident. She had to live with her grandfather George MacMannus who was a trapper in the wilderness. Every time that George would go out, he would summon an old Indian woman named Noni to come to stay with Kendra. Although Noni didn't say much, she tought Kendra all about the wilderness. She tought her what kinds of plants to eat, which one's were poisonous, and which one's to use for medicines. Also, she tought her about how to respect the earth and animals, and that they were all her relatives. Papa Mac, what Kendra called her Grandfather, didn't want Kendra to believe in Noni's fables, which led Kendra searching for something more. Kendra's desire for knowledge leads her from her wilderness home to the home of her Papa Mac's trusted friend Maggie where she attends school. Will she find the answers that she is looking for? This is a an exciting book to read, and one of Janette's better books.
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Raised in the backwoods of CAnada with her trapper grandfather, Kendra is happy. She does want something more though. She makes the move to go to University where she meets someone and finds God but she is torn because she still longs for her wilderness home.
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Another good book by Janette Oke.Her simple yet moving stories of frontier women who overcome the toughest challenges with unwavering faith,humor and honesty have touched millions of readers.
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I loved this book! Very heartfelt and suspense filled. A must read for any Janette oke fan.
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Kendra was not yet four when her parent's died in a river accident. She had to live with her grandfather George MacMannus who was a trapper in the wilderness. Every time that George would go out, he would summon an old Indian woman named Noni to come to stay with Kendra. Although Noni didn't say much, she tought Kendra all about the wilderness. She tought her what kinds of plants to eat, which one's were poisonous, and which one's to use for medicines. Also, she tought her about how to respect the earth and animals, and that they were all her relatives. Papa Mac, what Kendra called her Grandfather, didn't want Kendra to believe in Noni's fables, which led Kendra searching for something more. Kendra's desire for knowledge leads her from her wilderness home to the home of her Papa Mac's trusted friend Maggie where she attends school. Will she find the answers that she is looking for? This is a an exciting book to read, and one of Janette's better books.
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I have not read this book in a while; however, I remember enjoying the story. It is written by Janette Oke, the author of Love Comes Softly series.
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Excellent Janette Oke book - I didn't think I would enjoy the subject matter (trapping animals, surviving in the wilderness) but it was quite enjoyable.
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I loved this story.
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George McMannus traveled night and day from his wilderness cabin when the tragic news arrived that his daughter and son-in-law had died in a river accident. His only granddaughter, Kendra Marty, not yet four years old, had been left behind. McMannus was her only family, but what could a trapper, living alone in the bacvkwoods, do to care for Kendra?

Wonderful story that you just can not put down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Janette Oke once again has written a terrific, captivating book.
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Very good book
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Heart of the Wilderness is an inspiring story about the experiential growth of a young girl into a women set on the backdrop of trapper country. Young Kendra lost her mother early in life and is raised in a "man's" world of wilderness and trapping with her father and the strong influence of North American Indian beliefs. As she matures, Kendra and her father search for the "proper" way to raise and educate a "proper" lady. Kendra's intelligence finds her in college and influenced heavily by a loving Christian family. The conflicts she faces are as real as her resolutions revealing. Kendra faces changes such as growing up in buckskins and then needing to learn social graces; growing up strong and independent and entering a society of submissive women; never thinking of a god and her best friend being a devout Christian. Her growth is most believable and most challenged when she returns a new women to her home of origin. This story is refreshing because it resonates with timely themes without the usual outcomes. Themes such as the role of women in society, the pressures youth face, struggles with religious growth, and family interactions are treated with a fresh outlook of triumph and peace.
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Another wonderful book by Janette Oke. Full of discovery, honest emotions and love topped off with salvation.
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Heat of Wilderness is another great story by Janette Oke. The women of the west series in really enjoyable.
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"This is my first experience with Janette Oke's books, and it certainly won't be my last! I had heard a lot of wonderful things about the author and was very excited about reading this book. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful in its simplicity, this moving story is full of pioneer culture and Native American folklore. The characters are well-presented and the attention to detail makes the setting and adventures come alive to the reader."