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The Beloved Land (Song of Acadia #5)

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The start of the American Revolution puts both Nicole and Anne in danger. A bestselling and award-winning historical series! Book 5 of Song of Acadia.
Published December 1st 2006 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published October 1st 2002)
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May 28, 2016 Mariah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book took me a month to finish because I kept listening to it in pieces. It was really interesting, but I wish I read all the books before first. Also, the only reason I started listening to it was because I have a tape player in my car and I just happened to come across this tape.
This is a satisfying end to the Acadian series. Following all the main characters from the previous books, you get an insight into each of their lives and you are left with your imagination for their future.

Thomas and Anne return to Georgetown to visit ailing Andrew, while Nicole and Gordon are married and seeking peace in the war torn American colonies. John Price tells Catherine of a secret from the past, and through Charles Harrow's search they receive surprising news.

Although I enjoyed this
Lori A. Shirley
Jun 24, 2014 Lori A. Shirley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I absolutely loved this series. It covers all of your emotions and reminds you over and over that God never leaves us. Everyone should read this series.
Nadine Keels
Aug 15, 2014 Nadine Keels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoughts on the entire series.

With these novels, I joined the ranks of readers who know what it is to be in the midst of a series, waiting, even with bated breath, for the next book in the series to be published.

I appreciate the style and language that Bunn clearly brought into this co-written historical fiction saga with Oke. I remember being totally engrossed and on edge during a certain crucial stretch in The Meeting Place and was floored by the unembellished end to that nerve-racking rush: “
Jul 30, 2014 Dad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
My wife had listened to this on audio book and said it was a good book that dealt with Nova Scotia, where my relatives came from.
I found it a bit slow at first as it wasn't in Nova Scotia but England and Boston. Then about half way through there was a thunderstorm of events taking place and everyone was tying together. At times I didn't know how everyone was related and had a hard time keeping track of them. I don't know if that was purposeful. Anne and Thomas and Gordon and Nicole were confusi
Apr 28, 2008 Kristin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristin by: Aunt Paula
Just finished the whole series. Not the best writing ever and the stories got tedious sometimes, but interesting story premise.
May 12, 2016 Terri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion of the Acadia series was a bit of a disappointment. Too many pieces and too many stories and too much running around with too many miraculous coincidences. I've enjoyed Oke's books and the reliance on God, but this concluding book took it too far and it became difficult to believe. If the twist in this book was anticipated since the beginning of the series, hints should have been placed throughout the series, not just thrown into the last book. Despite this, overall I enjoyed the ...more
Oct 04, 2014 Mom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sad to be at the end of this series. Some loose ends could have been tied up for me - like I would have liked to know what baby Catherine had and how her property in Massachusetts was restored. Also if Anne and Thomas decided to live in America. From the onset of the search for the missing relative left you knew it would tie everyone together somehow. But overall a good series and would recommend it to my friends to read.
Pamela T Lindau
Jun 12, 2014 Pamela T Lindau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Song of Acadia series

I have just finished reading book #5 in this series and have loved every one of them. Each just flows from one to the next. Wonderfully written series about Nova Scotia, the British, the French and the American Revolution. Felt as if I was actually living in that time.
Oct 14, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes place during the American Revelution and it focus on a family who has connections in Canada, Enland and the Americas, and how this challenge was met. The book illustrate the challenges of this family as one or more of their members travel to these areas.
Sarah Doser
May 06, 2014 Sarah Doser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Song of Acadia series

I recommend this to anyone who thrives on historical fiction. The writer opens a door into the events of the French/British conflict in Canada by painting a viable picture of human angst turned to hope through faith.
Mar 04, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely and surprising ending to a delightful series. Only 4 stars because some of this book was too cliche for me; however, I'm glad to have read this and see the spiritual growth of the characters and learn a bit of the history of the Acadians.
Shelia Thompson
Jan 03, 2015 Shelia Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful series with good information, advise and morals.

If all mankind lived a life like the characters in this series, there would be no wars or hatred. Peace would be a useful real word.
Eleanor Erdman
Apr 12, 2014 Eleanor Erdman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read.

A good book about faith. A story about true friendship. A great love story about two different people.A story about the French and British war. A story with a happy ending.
Mar 22, 2009 F rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is no hold-your-attention storyplot throughout this novel. Anne, born French but raised by an English family and Nicole, born English but raised by a French family, both struggle to find peace with their roots. Nicole's fiance, Gordon Goodwind, deflects from the British navy during the Revolution and supports the American colonists. Anne's husband, Thomas Crowley, mediates a Georgetown, Nova Scotia land dispute between an English homesteader and an original French family descendant. I did ...more
Jonette Finley
May 03, 2016 Jonette Finley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love their faith in God.

The characters in these book are amazing. The description of the time and place, makes me feel I was there. Great job to the authors and thank you!
Connie Ray
Loved it

Great story of how love finds a way, if you put your trust, faith in our Heavenly Father. He always knows what is best .
I love this series.
Apr 27, 2015 Truitti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know that life is not always tied up in a bow, but it is nice to read when it does. bought this book through Kindle.
Jul 28, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow! This was so amazing! The twist at the end was AMAZING! Such a wonderful way to end the series.
Debby Baumgartner
Final and fifth book as Anne and Nicole's finally come together in Nova Scotia and the end of the American Revolution is coming to an end.
Did not finish - you had to read the previous books to know what was going on.
Good tale of History, nice wrap up for series. Oke is a great author.
Phyllis C
May 05, 2014 Phyllis C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-best
This concludes the series as the family continues to live in America.
Jan 26, 2009 Sheila rated it really liked it
This is a historical fiction of the French Acadians and the English at the of the explusion of the French in the 1700's. The first book ist pretty slow until near the end. Then it picks up and is more bearable for the rest of the series.
It's one of those series that when there are no other new books to read, can be read over again.This is the second time I have read the series.
Jan 15, 2016 Loraine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best one of them all I think. I loved the ending and the way everything came together. I especially loved how they all relied on God to help them through whatever trial they were facing. This was set during the revolutionary war and they had trials!! It's always good for me to hear about other people and their faith in God. It strengthens me and mine.
Sue Klasing
Love this series!! Didn't want it to end.
Dec 04, 2015 Georgianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was wonderful series with a lot of spiritual depth. I am going to miss these beloved characters!
Jun 28, 2009 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults who like religious romance
Recommended to Shannon by: adults who like religious romance
Two girls Anne in England and the Nicole in Boston, during the last days of the American Revolution. When they each receive a letter that takes them on a journey to the Land of their childhood home.
I almost didn't listen to this book after Book 4, but I am glad I did. I definitely liked the way this book summed up the series.
Books 2-4 in series better than 1 and 5. But interesting still. Acadia were really good. I am glad I ended up reading all 5
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Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. With over 23 million in sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart.

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Song of Acadia (5 books)
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