Daun D. (mozmer) - reviewed Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, 1) on
Sure, it's unusual to have an eightee-year-old mother when you're twelve. But when you're an orphan and she's your aunt -- and the only mother you've ever had -- well as I explained, it had worked out real well.
That's why I got so riled up when I heard Grandpa and Uncle Charlie talkin' about findin' a fella for Auntie Lou!
You see, somethin' had to be done! I couldn't just sit back and watch our special family get broken up. But with Grandpa and Uncle Charlie workin' so hard to get Auntie Lou married off, I really had my job cut out for me.
Then when that poor preacher came along, it really go complicated ....
This is an enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys an old fashioned christian drama/romance. The story is told through the eyes of a 12 year old orphan boy who is trying to keep his world from changing. He is trying to keep his grandpa from finding a husband for his 18 yr old aunt who is the only mother he has. I grew to love all the characters.
Sure, his family isn't typical- Josh knows that. But when Grandpa and Uncle Charlie begin to make plans to find Auntie Lou a husband and take away the only mother Josh has ever known he knows something has to be done. How can he find his way when his whole world threatens to come apart?
Sure, his family isn't typical--Josh knows that. But when Grandpa and Uncle Charlie begin to make plans to find Auntie Lou a husband--and take away the only mother Josh has ever known--he knows something has to be done. How can he find his way when his whole world threatens to come apart?
This was the first story that I read written by Janette Oke. I had seen her books in the Christian Book stores but never had the chance to read them. Once I retired from teaching and I read this first book of the series, I could not put her books down. I have read every one of her books and thoroughly enjoyed them all. What I like most about her writing is the fact that she is always in your mind as she writes about the events happening to her characters. I identify with her characters thoughts as do most people.
We were an unsual family-I knew that. But I had felt we belonged together, that we fitted somehow. And in my innocence, I had believed that things would always stay this way. All of a sudden, with no warning, everything was about to change.