A great Janette Oke book!
This is another good book from Janette Oke's Women of the west series. I really enjoyed this story. It is about faith in God and relying on im to keep you safe and show you which direction you need to go in life.
2 novels in one. Combined with "The Calling of Emily Evans". Julia's Last Hope is a story of a woman trying to find a way for her family to survive financially after her husband loses his job at the mill. Emily Evans takes on the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community.
I really liked this book. It had lots of interesting cameo characters (people who passed through town and stayed for a bit). Julia was a strong woman, but respected the role of her husband in the household as well.
Perfect Janette Oke book. This is the second one in the Women of the West series. Julia, wife to John and mother to twin girls, is trying to keep her town alive after the mill shuts down and all jobs are lost. She tries to rally those left in the town and leads them in a plan to make Calder Springs a resort town. With many trials and tribulations she relies on her faith to get her through.
The only thing she has left is her faith in God. . . . Is it enough? With the closing of the Calder Springs' timber mill, most of the town's residents are left unemployed. Several families, realizing the lack of a future in the small mountain town, soon decide to relocate. But not the Harrigan family. Although John has lost his job at the mill, he and his wife, Julia, make the decision to stay in their beautiful home with their twin daughters. Eastern-educated Julia searches for a way to bring business and people back to Calder Springs--a task she feels God leading her to accomplish. Will her faith and determination carry her through the challenges and setbacks she'll face? 2006 edition , beautiful book. Wonderful inspiring story!
I am hoping that as I continue to re-read Oke's Women of the West books, her writing will continue to improve, but then again, I may just let this goal go and only choose to re-read books that I know hold up well over time. This book, as with The Calling of Emily Evans, did not.