A Quiet Strength

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janette Oke
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2001
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Countless fans of Christian fiction like you were thrilled when Janette Oke released her new series, A PRAIRIE LEGACY. Readers have been rewarded with a touching exploration of the feelings and thoughts of young Virginia Simpson as she grows to be a woman. Now with A Quiet Strength, bestselling author Janette Oke continues Virginia's tale with a heartwarming, romantic novel that mothers and daughters everywhere will love.

Virginia Simpson has learned that grandma Marty was right to insist that when God allows something to be taken from you, he replaces it with something better. The return of Jonathan, their renewed courtship, and the upcoming wedding are all shining examples of that. Still though, the trials and disappointments of Virginia's life weigh heavily on her and the inner strength that has continued to build in her is far from completion.

The first test of her new resolve comes soon after her marriage. Waiting for their house to be completed, the couple has no choice but to live with Jonathan's grandmother. Although Virginia loves the woman, she struggles with having to share her new husband's time. When the house is completed, even greater obstacles arise, challenging both the couple's fledgling love as well as Virginia's inner peace. But like gold refined, Virginia will emerge as a woman of character and godliness.

Reviews (1)

A Quiet Strength

Written by Camille from Marlboro, NJ on January 29th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was an excellent story that really touches you in your heart. It would make a really good movie, as you can just picture the farm and the horses, and the trials that they go through. It was also fast reading, and hard to put down; shows how we can be friends with those who may not really be friends back--and yet have that strength to do the right thing. I also like that Ms. Oke showed in her characters, where their strength came from!

Author Details

Author Details

Oke, Janette

Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") pioneered inspirational fiction and is the leading author in the category today. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.

Janette receives fan mail from all over the world and answers each letter personally. She received the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to Christian fiction, the 1999 CBA Life Impa