As I told you in my last post, I've decided to make 2013 a year of Christian reading. That means I'll be reading my Bible, Christian non-fiction, and Christian fiction.
I started out with the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. My husband got me the series for Christmas, and I couldn't wait to get started on January 1st. I had been planning to read this one for a long time having watched the first two movies a while ago. I knew I'd enjoy it because I love the pioneer/prairie era and it's Christian themes were exactly the type of reading I'd been looking forward to in 2013.
There are eight books in this series:
- Love Comes Softly
- Love's Enduring Promise
- Love's Long Journey
- Love's Abiding Joy
- Love's Unending Legacy
- Love's Unfolding Dream
- Love Takes Wing
- Love Finds a Home
This series is about the Davis family, firstly Marty and Clark whose love story I fell in love with myself. The untimely death of Marty's first husband and the death of Clark's wife a few months earlier force the two to make an unthinkable decision...they will marry--become a partnership--in order to survive. Marty needed a roof over her head and food to eat while Clark needed a mother for his small daughter Missie. They never knew when they started their journey that theirs would turn into the love of a life time. The rest of the books in the series follow this family and it's generations over the decades. I fell in love with this family, their love for God, and their love for each other. What an inspiring read!
I am so happy to have finally read these books! They were everything I hoped they'd be. I especially loved the first four in the series, the first and the third being my favorites of the entire series.