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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (919 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janette Oke Narrator: Alexandra O'Karma Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781436160186
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Her character had been shaped and tempered by both adversity and triumphs. If Virginia could have chosen to accept or discard all the changes that came her way, she gladly would have let most of them pass right by herself and her family. She loved her life, living on the farm with her beloved Jonathan and their children, not far from her parents and her grandparents. But a change that is tearing at her heart is the gradual but steady physical decline in Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark. She cannot imagine their familiar farm home without their welcoming smiles and their words of wisdom that arise from of decades of life experiences and a solid faith in God. And their lovely daughter Mindy, who has blessed their home ever since her mother left the tiny child with them, has been encouraged and guided to pray for that mother all these years. Was God answering that prayer, or was the worst nightmare any family could face now upon them?

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/14/2014

    " A nice read, but a lot of sad moments. Thankfully, she left off one potentially really sad moment. It's not my favorite of the series, but it does have some good moments to keep the story moving along to the end. The epilogue is beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breena | 9/29/2013

    " I appreciate this whole story. Especially young Mindy's expression of faith with her birth mother. Heart breaking at times. So so good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnmcd | 9/6/2013

    " An enjoyable conclusion to Virginia's story, A but mushy and redundant but I still really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 8/4/2013

    " About three years lapse between book three and this one. Excellent ending to the series. However,there were times the book felt rushed... skipping months at a time and being very brief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Ginger | 12/30/2012

    " At the end! This book was much better than the rest. More involved. Interesting. Glad of the ending. Think that I will share these books and then keep them for my granddaughter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grete | 11/30/2012

    " Not as good as the others in the series, but would've been redeemed by a good editor's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saralyn | 10/16/2012

    " Another solid book. Heart-rending. I had to put the book down for a week because I had such a hard time reading part of it. I really fell in love with these characters over the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 6/17/2012

    " very sad!!!!D: but i liked it. Clark and Marty are old and cant take care of themselves anymore :(!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cambria | 6/12/2012

    " so good! i like how they ended it but im so sad for the series to be over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 5/27/2012

    " Oustanding end to this series. I love it. I'm really glad I read this series. It was enjoyable, wholesome, and really really sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/27/2012

    " again another great book by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 3/23/2012

    " I could not start enjoying the book until it was more than half over. I found Virginia and Johnathan to be incredibly selfish throughout in more ways than one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 3/15/2012

    " A great ending to the series. Finally Virginia sees all her prayers and friendship for Jenny actually result in something good. And I felt so bad/proud for Mindy choosing to go live with her real mother when she was sick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassieday | 2/18/2012

    " I read this book in 2 hours and cried about a dozen times. What a beautiful end to a heart warming series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 11/29/2011

    " The author wrote this book to say that some things are worth the risk to get keep someone you love. But some times you need to let that person go in time they will come back. If it is God's plan for them to come back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/1/2011

    " Virginia and her mother's heart is a true inspiration; this book is a great conclusion to her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/1/2011

    " again another great book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 6/18/2010

    " A great ending to the series. Finally Virginia sees all her prayers and friendship for Jenny actually result in something good. And I felt so bad/proud for Mindy choosing to go live with her real mother when she was sick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saralyn | 2/1/2010

    " Another solid book. Heart-rending. I had to put the book down for a week because I had such a hard time reading part of it. I really fell in love with these characters over the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/1/2009

    " Virginia and her mother's heart is a true inspiration; this book is a great conclusion to her story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnmcd | 9/15/2009

    " An enjoyable conclusion to Virginia's story, A but mushy and redundant but I still really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 1/23/2008

    " About three years lapse between book three and this one. Excellent ending to the series. However,there were times the book felt rushed... skipping months at a time and being very brief. "

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About the Author
Author Janette Oke

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President’s Award for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Oke and her husband live in Alberta, Canada.

About the Narrator

Alexandra O’Karma has appeared on regional stages, television, film, Broadway, and off-Broadway. You may have seen her with Tommy Lee Jones in the film Yuri Nosenko, KGB or on episodes of One Life to Live. She was the Reader in the four-time Emmy winner, Festival of Lessons & Carols and appeared on Broadway in Getting Married. In the national tour of Death Trap, she performed with Elliot Gould, and she played opposite George Segal in Toronto in the contemporary play, Double Act.