Book Reviews of Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Bk 1)

Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Bk 1)
Once Upon a Summer - Seasons of the Heart, Bk 1
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9781581650259
ISBN-10: 1581650256
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 203
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Another great Janette Oke number one from her Seasons of the Heart series
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12-year-old Josh is telling this story. Be prepared for lots of laughter. Great story!
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1st of 4 books, I sort of enjoyed it, I almost got over my disdain of books that don't set you in a certain time and place. i almost got over reading an author that doesn't add a -g to -ing words.
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An absolutely great book! A real page-turner!
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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 ....
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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.
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I loved this book, very heartwarming. Draws you into a different time with rich characters and emotions. I became a Janette Oke fan instantly!
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Wonderful book. This is the second time I've read the series. How can someone not love these books!
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I read this years ago, but I enjoyed it enough to read everything else Janette Oke has written!
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Written from a boy's viewpoint. I enjoyed it very much. Funny.
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Excellent read!
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It wasn't what I was expecting from a Jannet Oke book but It was very enjoyable. I would recommend this book, if fact I lent it to my mom to read and she enjoyed it very much as well.
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GREAT READ,COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN TILL I WAS THROUGH,I LOVE THIS AUTHOR.
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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?
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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?
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Like a true series.
You can't read just one!!!!!
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Wonderful, heartwarming start to this series seen through the eyes of a young boy who's had to handle far too much in his young life and doesn't want more change.

A very uplifting book with rich characters, Christian faith, and a happy ending that helps us all remember that sometimes the change we fear can be better than we ever dreamed.
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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.
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Love Janette Oke.
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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.
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"We were an unusual family, but I had felt we belonged together, that we fitted somehow. All of a sudden, with no warning, everything was about to change."