Book Reviews of When Calls the Heart (Canadian West, Bk 1) (Large Print)

When Calls the Heart (Canadian West, Bk 1) (Large Print)
When Calls the Heart - Canadian West, Bk 1 - Large Print
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9780871238856
ISBN-10: 0871238853
Publication Date: 1/1986
Pages: 221
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was an enjoyable read. The author did a very good job of conveying what life was life for a women used to the finer things in life,and suddenly finds herself making it on her own in the wilderness. Some of the passages that reference God(written by a Christian Author)are a little too lengthy,but overall a feel good story with a strong female character.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is book 1 of 4 and I loved all of them! Their is also a sequel Beyond the Gathering Storm that is just as good. Ms. Oke is a wonder. How she writes so many books and makes each one so special is beyond me.
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I enjoyed the Canadian West series. I think Janet Oak is a fine author and I would recommend her books to anyone who enjoys a good Christian love story.
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I sometimes enjoy a good Christian romance novel, especially if it also happens to be historical. Janette oke is and always has been considered a very gifted author. I believe her books have won many awards, and rightly so. Her writings make me feel like I am actually there. Her characters are so well developed. I am a teacher, so I could be a bit biased, (smile) but the setting of out west, teaching in one of our great country's earliest schools, is a wide, open door for adventure and humor. This series is one I recommended to my teenage daughter as well, as she thoroughly enjoyed them, too! Canadian West is one wonderful series, and it does a fantastic job following our character.
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Excellent "gentle read" and historical romance. I am looking forward to reading the next 3 in this series.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I kept reading until I had read the whole series. It's about a school teacher who doesn't want to marry. She goes out west by herself to teach, and meets a handsome Canadian Mounted Policeman. It's not love at first sight, but I guess you can read the story to find out what happens.
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Quick nice read!!!
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Canadian West Series #1 Laugh, cry and learn with Beth as she experiences life and love on the prairie.
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Beth Thatcher takes a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. She is determined NOT to become romantically involved with any frontiersmen...until she meets Wynn Delaney, a dashing Royal Canadian Mountie.
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I find Janette Oke books so inspiring and this one was no exception. The strong main character, though young and head-strong, has many endearing qualities. As a retired teacher, I especially enjoyed and admired the way she was able to help children of all ages learn with almost no supplies nor teaching aids. I enjoyed the setting--Western Canada in the early 1900's. This book was about pioneer spirit and a way of life a hundred years ago.
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a cultured educated easterner, Elizabeth takes a teaching position in the Canadian frontier. She finds romance with a mountie.
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Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Book 1 of the bestselling Canadian West series.
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**This is a Books for Christian Girls content review for girls ages 9-19. The Spiritual, Negative, & Sexual Content from this book are honestly listed below. Keep in mind, when reading a BFCG review, ignore the things that don't bother you, but take notice of the things that do.**

About this book:

âNothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.â


Series: Book #1 of the âCanadian Westâ series. {There is a movie based on this book of the same name, plus a TV series on Hallmark based on the continuation of the series, âReturn to the Canadian West.â }


Spiritual Content- Talks about God, blessings & sin; âH's are capital when referring to God; Prayers; Bible reading; Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Church going; Mentions of Christmas.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of âsissy' and four âdumb's; Dead mice (semi-detailed); A mention of Indian scalping; Mentions of cigars & drinking.


Sexual Content- a head kiss, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed kiss; Elizabeth kisses Santa on the cheek; Noticing; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A man's eyes carelessly look over Elizabeth's face & form; Mentions of flirting and flirts; Julie loves the attention of boys; Julie says that men in the West are so eager for a wife that they'll often steal one; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Elizabeth Thatcher
1st person P.O.V. of Elizabeth
Set in 1910-1911
221 pages

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Pre Teens- One Star
New Teens- Two Stars (and a half)
Early High School Teens- Four Stars
Older High School Teens- Five Stars
My personal Rating- Four Stars (and a half)
I watched the movie based on this book a few months ago (before I read the bookâI know! Gasp! ;) ) and I'll say that the book is so much better than the movie! So, so great and I really enjoyed comparing the two and how clean it was.


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
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Very enjoyable read, I read it in one sitting.
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Elizabeth goes to the frontier to teach. She faces challenges as a teacher and of the heart.
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Enjoyable series!
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Janette Oke books are most entertaining.
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I have enjoyed this series by Janette Oke. Nice light reading that has a good story.
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Laugh, cry and learn with Beth as she experiences life and love on the prairie!
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Laugh, cry and learn with Beth as she experiences life and love on the prairie? Brought up in a rather well-to-do family has not prepared her for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. She is determined not to become romantically involved and meets a Mountie who is determined never to marry. Can Beth change his mind?
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This is book #1 in the Canadian West Series.

Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care.

Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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Laugh,cry and learn with Beath as she experiences life and love on the prairie.
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Haven't read. From my mother's estate. I have the four-book gift set; listed each of the four separately.
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ex church library book with info..