Janette Oke

in Champion, Alberta, Canada
February 18, 1935


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.

Janette was born during the depression years to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she remembers her childhood as full of love and laughter and family love. After graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Canada where she met her husband, Edward, they pastored churches in Canada and the U.S., and they raised their family of four children, including twin boys, in both countries

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“The truth of God's love is not that He allows bad things to happen, it's his promise that he will be there with us--when they do.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly

“Sometimes love isn't fireworks, sometimes love just comes softly.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly

“When you read you can have every adventure. In the pages of a book you can be anyone you ever dreamed of being... They can never tell you you're too young to slay the dragon -- because it all happens right here, where it's safe.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly


We have a tie for July's second book of the month! The one with the most votes will be our second book!

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  15 votes 46.9%

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