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    Janette Oke(Author),T. Davis Bunn(Author)

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Jodie and Bethan grow up in the small Southern town of Harmony and share experiences and trials as the closest of friends, until their friendship is dissolved in what seems to be an unreconcilable manner

A heartwarming tale of friendship from two beloved, bestselling authorsJodie Harland is an intelligent, ambitious young woman who dreams of becoming a scientist. Bethan Keane is shy and devout, and wants to marry a good man and raise a family. The girls seem to have little in common until the plight of a homeless dog draws them together. Soon their shared joys and trials make them more like sisters than friends.Then tragedy strikes Jodie's family, causing her faith to waver. Through it all, Bethan remains a loyal companion. But when Jodie's budding romance with Bethan's brother causes a rift between the two girls, reconciliation seems impossible.When Jodie leaves for college to pursue her dreams, the distance between the friends becomes even greater. Will the girls be able to move beyond past hurts and restore their friendship? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Janette Oke has more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada. Davis Bunn, the author of twenty bestsellers, has received numerous accolades, including three Christy Awards. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home near Oxford, England. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 223 pages
  • Janette Oke(Author),T. Davis Bunn(Author)
  • Bethany House Pub; Large type / large print edition edition (June 1, 1996)
  • English
  • 9
  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By PicsesGrl on September 27, 2003

    I don't think I've ever read anything so crappy. Do people actually enjoy this junk? There was no meaning in it whatsoever unless you count some mumbo-jumbo about God and Jesus. And "Bethan" was the most sickening character I've ever read about. I mean, first of all -- BETHAN? What a stupid name. They explained the origins of the name - a mixture of Elizabeth and Anne, but it was really all overdone. Also, she cries about God every chance she gets and the only reading she ever seems to do is from the Bible. I mean, sure, the Bible could be interesting if looking at it from different prospectives but, CHRIST, girl, expand a little, no wonder you're practically flunking out of school.Another thing that annoyed me -- why are all the main characters either 'very pretty' or 'dashingly handsome'? Is is because they are all so good and godly? Bethan and her friend also frequently visit a Civil War veteran, calling him a hero and whatever. A hero for what? Fighting to keep a certain race of people in chains? There are also no black people in this book, or mixed diversity or culture at all. Of course, it takes place in the south in the 30s, and we all know what those good God- and Jesus-loving people were doing there and then. Ever hear of the Jim Crow laws?This book was awful. Very one-dimensional. Don't waste your time and intelligence, if you have any.

  • By A customer on June 24, 1998

    Once again, Janette Oke has out done herself. She has been a favorite of mine since Marty and Clark Davis came to be "friends" of mine in the Love Come Softly series. It is wonderful to get to know the characters and feel part of their lives! I was afraid to venture beyond the Love Come Softly series for fear of leaving the Davis' behind. I was excited to find that Mrs. Oke has made each family in her books come to life. I can't put the books down and am sad when they end. She always leaves me wanting more! Return to Harmony is a wonderful book!

  • By A customer on August 1, 1996

    When I saw that my 2 favorite authors had collaborated to write a novel, I knew I had to check it out...I was not disappointed!Janette Oke's down-home, easy-to-relate-to characters combine with T. Davis Bunn's detailed, captivating descriptions and humor to keep the reader's attention throughout the narrative. It is obvious that both of these authors love to write, and although their styles and themes may somewhat differ, the combination in Return to Harmony made for enjoyable reading.Thank you both for another terrific title to add to my Christian fiction library!

  • By ANDREW L SHOEMAKER on January 28, 2014

    Jeanette continues to show us the ups and downs of life on earth. Only trough trusting our Lord and Savior can we go forward to meet life as He has planned for us. Heartache, trials, grief, disappointment, mental stress and deliverance from worldly woes come from faith in our great Triune.

  • By A customer on February 4, 1999

    I believe the novel, Return To Harmony, was one of the best Janette Oke has ever written. It was very inspiring and suspensful. Every time I finish one of her works, I am left with a feeling of hope and happiness. Bethan is a character to be immitated!

  • By Lady Schweig on October 7, 2014

    Beautiful story about friendship, love, loss, faith and promise.

  • By Gloria Davis on October 31, 2015

    I love Janette Oke's books.


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