Book Reviews of Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly, No 1)

Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly, No 1)
Love Comes Softly - Love Comes Softly, No 1
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9780871233424
ISBN-10: 0871233428
Publication Date: 6/1979
Pages: 188
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 149 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is book #1 in the Love Comes Softly series. This is an awesome series for which Janette Oke has won numerous awards. Stays strong throught, to the very last book!

Love Comes Softly introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a "marriage of convenience" on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clarks patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a very good book. I seen the movie first then read the book. I reccomend the book to anyone.

Very quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Just as good as the Hallmark made for tv movie.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful story. It reminded me very much of the old TV show, "Wagon Train". It is the story of a group heading West, all the trials and hardships. Inspirational. I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. It started out a bit slow, but as the story started to evolve it got much better, and I got to where I couldn't put it down at night. As soon as I finished it, the movie came on the Hallmark channel, so it was neat to see it. Only thing I didn't like about the movie was the female character...I had pictured her differently in my mind from the books description. (The book came out first) Wonderful book though and I do plan on continuing the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This story is one of my favorites. Only God can take what appears to be a broken life and turn it into something that is beautiful. This story helps us see that in the trials of our lives, we grow into something God can use.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is such a heart-warming story! It was a great read.. and even better.. there is a movie!
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From the Publisher
A marriage of convenience blooms into heartfelt love in an Old West homestead. Over 1 million sold! Love Comes Softly Book 1.
Love Comes Softly introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a "marriage of convenience" on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clarks patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone!


Synopsis
Book 1 of Love Comes Softly. A marriage of convenience blossoms into heartfelt love in a pioneer setting in the Old West. Fiction in the Little House-on-the-Prairie tradition. Over one million sold!
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this series!! Wonderful book
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first in the series
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If you enjoy a romance novel for the romance itself, love slowly being discovered, then this is the book to read. There are no love scenes, but rather a simple, basic love story that touches your heart. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read the other volumes.
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AFter watching this movie, I bought this book at a library book sale and it was even better than the movie! The love that grows between the main character and the father and daughter who lost their wife/mother is wonderful and you feel as though you are part of their family
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Terrific story about how time and the love of God and man heals you after a terrible tragedy.
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Wonderful series of books. Very uplifting.
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Jeanetta Oke's writting are always great reading to the end. Good book. Quick book to read if you are traveling.
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I wasn't 5 sentences into this book when the author had my full attention. Wonderful book that provides insight into some of the difficult situations frontier women faced. I highly recommend it.
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The strange circiumstances of this romantic novel will keep you on the edge of your chair until the conflict is resolved and the courage and beauty of true love and deep faith are realized.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It is about young widow that marries a man to be a mama for his young child but she finds so much more.
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Very light romantic read. This is a book club recommendation. Great for the beach.
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This is the story of Marty, a young,vibrant and independent girl of nineteen who travels west with her new husband,seeking adventure and fortune.You will ache with Marty when,in the same way as many of her pioneer sisters,the venture turns to tragedy and Marty is left alone to learn firsthand the lesson of pain,heartache,frustration and anger.
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A tragic accident, a grief-stricken young widow, a lonely father and child --- a tender story of two hearts broken by despair finding wholeness through patience, loyalty and faith in God.
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A good story, well told.
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My cover looks different from this one, but it's the same book. This is a wonderful story, full of love, Christian growth, and dealing with hard circumstances by meeting them with faith. Not to mention the whole prairie-western thing! :) This book was made into the first of three Hallmark movies and is the first in a series of three books. It's wonderful!
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Good book. A little different than movie but still good.
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The strange circumstances of this romantic novel will keep you on the edge of your chair until the conflict is resolved and the courage and beauty of true love and deep faith are realized. (from back cover)
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Excellent series!
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Good historical romance
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This was a wonderful heart touching book. God is great!
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She ventured west with the man she loved, but in one day her whole world crumbled around her-
A very good book as all of Oke's books are.
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Very good!
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I really enjoyed this book. I love the way that Janette Oke writes. This is a hard book to put down.
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Marty heads west with her husband, only to lose him. She marries a kind widower in name only with the promise of a home and passage back east in the spring in exchange for looking after his young daughter. This is the first of an 8 part series that has since been made into some movies. This is a Christian romance. One of my favorite books of all times, and now one of my favorite authors.
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A great endearing book!!! A must read!!!!
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Nineteen year old Marty Claridge starts west with her adventurous, boyish husband, Clem, seeking to claim land and hoping for good fortune. But when the venture turns suddenly to tragedy, Marty is left alone with her loss. And coupled with her grief and heartache is the grim reality that there is no way to return home......
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A very nice love story.
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Wonderful book.
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Marty Claridge and her young husband, Clem, head West to seek land and good fortune. When tragedy strikes, Marty is forced to accept an offer to care for widower Clark Davis' little girl, Missie. Will true love find a way?
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One of my favorites. Very clean and uplifting...
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This was my first Christian book and I truly enjoyed it. It is well written, easy to read, and just an enjoyable book. I've seen the movie and the book is so much better!!
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Loved this series!
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I'd come across the movie version of it on tv a while back and hoped it would be as good. Oddly, I liked the movie better (a very rare thing indeed)!! However, the story is very engaging, the characters likeable, the prose is simple and no frills but conveys the emotions felt exceptionally well. A young widow stranded out west is offered a home by a complete stranger in exchange for being a needed mama to his toddler. It is chaste, frontier love, and reminded me very much of the Little House On the Prairie stories. An enjoyable read for when you might need non-taxing comfortable reading.

*** Three stars!
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Ms Oke never lets the reader down. This was her usual well written story and most enjoyable.
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A tender love story about two people who are each dealing with the devastating loss of their spouses and grief of their own. Clark is a young father who has lost his wife and has a very young daughter to care for and raise. Marty, who is a young, expectant widow who has just lost her husband in a tragic accident along the wagon train going West, has no money, no one to help her and nowhere to go. This story shows how they come together in a marriage of convenience, each coming to deal with the grief and end up helping each other out. Clark's strong faith eventually helps Marty to deal with her circumstances and realize that she can have a good life with him and have the family she always wanted. It was a very good book and quick to read.
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great read!
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I loved the movie....but I could NOT read this book. The dialogues were so hard to read. I know the author was trying to capture the nuances of the speech of that time...but it was so distracting. I didn't even finish it.
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A tragic acident, a grief-stricken young widow, a lonely father and child--a tender story of two hearts broken by despair finding wholeness through patience, loyalty and faith.
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cover different then shown
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Great condition. Christian love story by Janette Oke about a woman pioneer venturing out west with her love, tradegy strikes, then she meets a young many with a little girl. Story of love, faith and courage.
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I ENJOYED THIS BOOK VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THIS SERIES TOO.
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Sweet story. Easy read.
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good book clean no marks like brand new I like it very well
jeanette
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different cover - same book
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Nice book. Engaging story. I LOVE THIS BOOK!

I have this book if you want it.