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When Hope Springs New

(Canadian West #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,584 ratings  ·  176 reviews
Leaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an even more primitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest. Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her. The Delaneys thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy dis ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 1986)
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Kellyn Roth
Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.

I feel like there was only meant to be one or two of these books and Janette Oke just kept stringing them out ’cause they were popular. I didn’t really enjoy this book very much. I liked Elizabeth and Wynn still, yes, but I guess I just got sick of them. It’s the same Elizabeth and Wynn of the last three books, and I guess some people really want that, but I just can’t take it anymore.

I guess I just ended up being kinda disappointed with this series as a who
Rebekah Morris
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story. I was glad that Elizabeth wasn’t dealing with depression and sadness even though the new posting was more of a challenge. The “excitement” was quite different than usual and it kept me reading, but didn’t have me on the edge of my seat which was nice. I liked how things wrapped up in the end of this book. It brought things to a close without giving everything a “perfect ending” and yet it was the perfect ending.
I wouldn’t mind reading this series again some time.
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“Leaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an even more primitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest. Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her. The Delaneys thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy disappear from view in the arms of his father. Would they be able to survive the challenges ahead?”

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Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely continuation of Oke's Canadian West series. It starts perhaps a few days/weeks off from the last book.

Elizabeth and Wynn are traveling even further North to a more remote village. When they reach there Elizabeth is dismayed to find that no one will talk to her and hardly look at her. Despite her best efforts to find friends, she cannot. The house they live in is also little more than a shack.

She spends the first Autumn, Winter, and most of Spring by herself. Then, one day while
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: readin2013
I have enjoyed revisiting the first four books in the Canadian West series. These four books star Elizabeth and Wynn. One thing I've been doing is imagining Elizabeth and Wynn on an episode of House Hunters. I've been thinking about what Elizabeth's wishlist for a house would look like before and after. What would it have been like before marriage, before traveling with her husband to Beaver Creek and serving several years, and, what it would have looked like AFTER they left Beaver Creek. I have ...more
Loretta Marchize
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So another book that I read in May and didn't review until now. (I own the whole series and was re-reading)
When Hope Springs New is a great book, and I like it more than the first one. (view spoiler)
Content: hugs/kisses between a married couple. Mentions of blood, wounds. A boy is abu
I loved this book as much as the first. The series is doing a good job of coming full circle both in the storyline and for the characters. I like that in this installment of the series, Wynn and Elizabeth were finally working together as a team rather than as individuals like they seemed to do in the second and third books. Whether or not they were together when events and calamities took place, they handled things as if they were both there to garner wisdom from. This was especially evident in ...more
Delie Dell Chua
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I remember that I read this series when I was still in high school. Back then, I find this series just a "lovestory" but now as I read it again, I appreciated it more, realizing how God uses people and situations unexpectedly for His kingdom. :) we only have to trust Him even if we don't understand, he knows what is best.... ...more
Heather McC
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book four proved to be more refreshing in pace than the previous installment because Elizabeth and Wynn eventually left the primitive area for the more sophisticated city life. This goes to show just how much setting can impact a story's conflict and characters.

Another excellent source of conflict that was missing in book three was the separation of Elizabeth and Wynn due to Wynn's Mountie duties. Here we finally see Elizabeth step up in a leadership role and ingratiate herself with the Indian n
Christina DeVane
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book the most in this series although it had some of the hardest circumstances. Through desperate times were learned the greatest lessons and brought her from stranger to sought after leader. How God works to bring good from hard times and His faithfulness were brought out over and over!
Pamela Cooper
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. Godly leadership & service ring through each page, Mrs. Oke describes the struggles & hardships as an outsider.
Jennifer Hill
Jan 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-books
To me this book in the series is heavier on the religion than the other 3, so I could do without that part. I didn't start reading it because it was a religious series, I started because the first book sounded intriguing in all other aspects of its story. This book was the same. I totally loved the story she told, which is good with or without the religious parts. I am going to finish reading the series to find out what happens with Elizabeth and Wynn! ...more
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've loved the series, very fast reads, nice and relaxing yet uplifting. I appreciate that everything didn't turn out "perfectly" - as Elizabeth would have wished. I love that Wynn and Elizabeth grew their family through foster and adoption. ...more
Lily Buhl
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was great, almost as good as the first. I have been really enjoying this series and find it hard to put them down. I recommend this series to all you Hearties/bookworms out there. Love them!!!😍
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good addition to The Canadian West series!
Hayley Ringger
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“When Hope Springs New”, by Janette Oke, is an adventurous journey of a young lady and her husband through an almost unbearable living style. Elizabeth and her husband Wynn have been married for a few years now and they have been living in the North since the wedding. Wynn is a Northwest Mounted Police and so he pretty much governs and makes laws for settlements in the north. So, the two of them have been in one settlement since they have been married and now in this book they have to journey fo ...more
This is an interesting entry to the series if I am honest. The ending didn't make me want to read on in the way the others did (I finished this 9 days ago and still not read on in the series!) and yet I'd argue this was the most readable and entertaining book after the first one.

The ending of this, when Elizabeth and Wynn are back in civilisation was interesting in the juxtaposition of what they'd become used to, but was actually somewhat boring. For me the best parts of this were seeing how the
Emily Kidd
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Wynn's new post at Smoke Lake involves more hardship than they expected. Elizabeth is the first white wife ever posted there, and the superstitious Indians shun her bad mojo. There ensues much feelings of uselessness and weeping--not bad, a dismal but realistic story. But when a wildfire arrives, Elizabeth takes off her glasses, dons a red cape (okay, the glasses and cape are figurative, but this part is still really weird!), and saves them all because Indians are unable to think "RUN!" Suddenly ...more
Catherine Hegewald
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not religious, and I was aware that this series was considered Christian fiction, but I started reading these more so because it was loosely historical fiction. I have enjoyed the series thus far, but I give this book only four stars because there was more of a Christian theme, and Elizabeth spends much of the book worrying about the Native American's "pagan beliefs." The subjects just kept coming up over and over again, and it could have been written in much less space. Don't let that dete ...more
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great one. I loved the description of Elizabeth’s life in Smoke Lake, hard as it was. The largest problem I had was the Natives didn’t know what to do when a forest fire threatened their village. Whose ancestral home is in the forest that hasn’t seen/doesn’t know what to do when it’s fire season? It’s most likely an artifact from the time the book was written (🤷‍♀️), but it’s still a ridiculous scenario. That and the caricature of Indian men as lazy and chauvinistic was for the worse. Ev ...more
Tami Skavang
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Janette Oke is an excellent author!!

I love all of Janette Oke's books I have read!! They are Christian romance. They are completely clean. My daughter and I can read them together. This particular book was so filled with trust in God, I think this is my favorite in the series!! It truly inspired me to work on my prayer life and trusting in God to take care of everythimg!! I really wish I had as much faith as Mrs. Delaney!! I love when she said "I give it to God and then I take it back". That is
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fourth in the series about Elizabeth and Wynn, this book is the continuation of the story of this courageous and faith-filled couple. Placed in a distrustful, if not hostile Indian village, Elizabeth has an extreme challenge to win over her new fellow villagers. She does so, in a most unexpected way. She even finds the Indian chief of the village taking orders from her. Courage, determination, and love are the themes of this most-satisfying book.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Janette Oke is one of my favorite authors. She has a way of writing that inspires me to be thoughtful, patient, kind, & to do my best. And this book also held true to that. I was sad that this was the end of the series. Although there are two books that follow this one, they were written about 20 years later by the same author & her daughter. I don't know how that gap will affect the storyline, but I intend to read them at some future point. ...more
Becca Powell
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a great finish to Elizabeth and Wynn's story. They continue to find purpose as they receive new assignments through Wynn's position as a Canadian Mountie. It's neat to see Elizabeth grow and make such a contribution to her community and recognize God's help as she follows His promptings. ...more
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This being the 4th book in the series, I was hesitant to keep reading. But, with the books all being short enough, I am not tired of the series yet. Simply written, cleanly written, and, as usual, a great book to read between something hard.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I could feel for Elizabeth and her isolation she experienced in their new post. She handled it with grace & faith-- and ultimately her steadfastness and faithfulness won out and people accepted her because of it.
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