When Hope Springs New

When Hope Springs New

Book - 1986
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"Leaving behind their friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an even more primitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest. A frontier woman now, Elizabeth had triumphed over the worst life could offer, or had she?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, c1986
ISBN: 9780764225352
0764225359
9780871236579
0871236575
9780764200144
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 21 cm

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lt_bibliosara Jun 07, 2018

The final book in Oke's original Canadian West quartet, When Hope Springs New is a soothing balm in this era of edge-of-your-heart thrillers and pulse-pounding romances. Both are good, but sometimes you just need a soft-spoken, charming heroine. Elizabeth is just that in When Hope Springs New. She has blossomed into a woman of integrity and strength, knowing when to stand her ground and when to show her strength more subtly.
Elizabeth and Wynn travel even further north in this novel, challenging Elizabeth's skills as a leader, a Christian, and as a white woman in a foreign land more than ever before. Although I wasn't entirely satisfied with the ending, it felt right for the characters and the plot.
Janette describes the times with clarity and honesty, without hiding from the negative events that came to the frontier's native inhabitants as the West was explored. Oke's wonderfully descriptive writing evokes memories of a West unknown to many, a West independent of temporal effects, a West of constant change and danger that a few brave souls ventured into to bring justice and peace amidst the influences of their more ill-intentioned peers.

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Aug 19, 2016

Frontier woman struggles with being a wife in uncivilized northern Canada.

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I did not have the answer to any of those questions. I looked at the small space around me. I knew without even visiting the other homes that this one was much like theirs. I smiled. I was beginning to feel some comfort in my strange, new home.

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