Book Reviews of A Woman Named Damaris (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Romance Series)

A Woman Named Damaris (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Romance Series)
A Woman Named Damaris - Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Romance Series
Author: Janette Oke
ISBN-13: 9780786240272
ISBN-10: 078624027X
Publication Date: 4/2002
Pages: 325
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Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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This is probably my favorite Janette Oke book. Ever since I read this book, I have hoped to name my future daughter Damaris.
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This book is about a girl named Damaris. She grew up in a home with an alcoholic and abusive father. She finally decides to run away. Damaris joins a wagon train heading west. When she finally reaches the end of the journey, she finds herself working for three people, all who are good to her. She boards with one of them, but she finds a true friend in Miss Dover, another of her employers, who helps her find what she has been searching for : her name in the Bible. With the search for her name, she finds something more, something that Damaris desperately needs : a relationship with God. Her faith helps her through many challenges, including her adoption of three orphan children. One of the things I love about this book is the connection to the Prairie Legacy series. (*Note* look at the name Lewis to find the connection!) Janette Oke fans will love this book.
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This is a very nice Oke Story, not too sappy, but a lovely read!
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Very good. One of the Women of the West series - however the characters of this series are not connected and they can be read in any order.

She was almost fifteen on the night she dared for the first time to think of what life might be like away from home. Pa again had come home drunk and mean; the trauma of the subsequent scene had been repeated as long as Damaris could remember. The idea that she no longer needs to tolerate this, that maybe she's old enough to manage on her own, is planted in her mind and begins to grow. She must plan her escape carefully, but she must get away from him.

When the opportunity comes, Damaris carries with her the strength of her mother's love. Two treasures hidden for years from her father her grandmother's lacy golden brooch and her grandfather's lovely watch are Damaris' only legacy from her past. That and her name. Her mother said it came from the Bible and had a special meaning that she can't remember anymore. What difference might it make?

But Damaris can't escape the "aloneness" that haunts her life or the bitterness she feels when she sees others suffering, particularly children. Ultimately, she must come to terms with her past, learn to live in her present circumstances, and trust her future to another Father.

She Discovered Much More Than the Meaning of Her Name in That Book
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I expect you can imagine why I recieved this book. It was okay. I'm not a fan of Christian Lit.
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Very good book want to read the rest of the series.
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Sweet Christian fiction. Prairie times of Western Canada
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She was almost fifteen on the night she dared for the first time to think of what life might be like away from home. Pa again had come home drunk and mean; the trauma of the subsequent scene had been repeated as long as Damaris could remember. The idea that she no longer needs to tolerate this, that maybe she's old enough to manage on her own, is planted in her ind and begins to grow. She must plan her escape carefully, but she must get away from him.

When the opportunity comes, Damaris carries with her the strength of her mother's love. Two treasures hidden for years from her father--her grandmother's lovely watch--are Damaris's only legacy from her past. That and her name. Her mother said it came from the Bible and had a special meaning that she can't remember anymore. What difference might it make?

But Damaris can't escape the "aloneness" that haunts her life or the bitterness she feels when she sees others suffering, particularly children. Ultimately, she must come to terms with her past, learn to live in her present circumstances, and trust her future to another Father.
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She had felt so alone for so very long....
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She was almost 15 on the night she dared for the first time to think of what life might be like away from home. Pa again had come home drunk and mean; the trauma of the subsequent scene had been repeated as long as Damaris could remember. The Idea that she no longer needs to tolerate this, that maybe she's old enough to manage on her own is planted in her mind, and begins to grow. She must plan her escape carefully, but she must get away...
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Damaris must escape from her drunken Pa. She can't escape the "aloneness" that huants her life. Ultimately, she must come to terms with her past, learn to live in her present circumstances, and trust her future to another Father.
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She was almost fifteen o the night she dared for the first time to think of what life might be like away from home.