About the Books
Seasons of the Heart Book 1. Readers will laugh and cry as they follow the story of Josh Jones, an orphan growing up during the Great Depression. Eighteen-year-old Auntie Lou is the only mother Josh has ever known. When his grandfather and uncle start talking about finding a husband for his aunt, he knows something has to be done As he grows to manhood through disappointment and tragedy, triumph and joy, Josh learns to trust God no matter what life brings.
On the brink of manhood, Josh’s world is filled with studies and life with Aunt Lou and the menfolk, along with an occasional fishing trip thrown in. When a new teacher arrives, Josh thrives under his encouragement–as well as from the attentions of the teacher’s pretty daughter. Josh faces important questions about life and love and about himself.
With schooling behind him, Josh wonders what else life holds. Should he continue his studies and become a pastor? Is he to help his aging grandpa and uncle on the farm? With his friends moving on, Josh feels like his life has drifted to a standstill.
Josh is in a quandary. Matilda is vivacious and lovely; Mary is sweet and supportive. And they won’t remain single for very long. But how is he to go about courting someone he sees in his kitchen nearly every day? And more importantly, whom does he truly love?
About the Author
Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. Janette Oke pioneered inspirational fiction. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies. Janette and her husband have four grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren. They make their home in Canada.