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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janette Oke Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Love Comes Softly Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781436112031
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When it was first published in 1979, this novel introduced inspirational fiction to people hungry for well-told stories based on Christian values. Since then, over a million copies have been sold, and it has been made into a popular Hallmark movie. Generations of fans have laughed and cried over this story of Marty and Clark, two grieving people thrown together by necessity who find unexpected love as they work together as a family.

She ventured west with the man she loved, but in one day her whole world had crumbled around her.

Nineteen-year-old Marty Claridge starts west with her adventurous, boyish husband, Clem, seeking to claim land and hoping for good fortune. But when the venture turns suddenly to tragedy, Marty is left alone with her great loss. Coupled with her grief and heartache is the grim reality that there is no way to return home.

Clark Davis and his little girl, Missie, are also in great need. Clark’s wife has died, leaving him to care for Missie and the farm at the same time. His offer to Marty comes with good intention, but will courage and faith be enough to bring them to true love?

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  • “The style and readability [of Love Comes Softly] will make it difficult to put down. For good, clean, enjoyable reading, you can't beat Janette Oke.”

    Christian Woman

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/5/2014

    " This was a very good story. The movie was excellent too, although it different than the book in a few ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavina | 2/4/2014

    " I've read this whole series at least half a dozen times. It's easy to read, but tells the story well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Cortese | 1/31/2014

    " I love this book! It has tragedy, romance, and God-fearing pioneers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice Beaty | 1/30/2014

    " Sweet series of books from my teen years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/26/2014

    " I wanted to read these before I saw the movies. I enjoyed the book, it was a simple, quick read, nothing too profound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 1/21/2014

    " Pioneer women were amazing. I read the series over and over. It's like visiting with an old friend. I know my friend Sage understands! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 1/14/2014

    " It was fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/11/2014

    " wow... these are some of my new favorite books! i'm not going to try and describe them, because i know couldn't do them justice. you have to read them to know how incredible they are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vgathright | 11/30/2013

    " I've been on a big Janette Oke kick, and have lately read almost everything she's written. She is not a fantastic writer, but I find her stories sweet and uplifting (though a bit formulaic) and I'm always inspired by the character's spirtitual journeys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rishi | 11/26/2013

    " I loved this book. It is the perfect romance story with nothing perverse or ugly. And it is most aptly named. Love in this case trudly did come softly. Read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/24/2013

    " I really liked this book. Not too intense, just enough to keep you wanting to go on. It's a nice story about good people. And it was a really quick read, which I have been needing lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 11/10/2013

    " I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri Fields | 10/27/2013

    " Great Series for Beginner readers - easy read, memorable stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) | 9/16/2013

    " While I really liked the story, some of the slang.dialog was a little hard and irritating to understand, but, probably appropriate for the times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrystal | 6/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! I teared up a lot of times and felt the author does a beautiful job of showing the heaviness that life carries while grieving as well as the strength of goodness and love. This was so much better than the movie for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlo Bailey | 4/8/2013

    " I was pulled right in left wanting more. It turns out I am a huge sucker for an old fashion love story. I couldn't even be bothered by the weird way they talk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 1/8/2013

    " I spent a weekend watching the Hallmark Channel and this series was on! LOVED the movie and I really wanted to read the book because they are always better! And just as I suspected, the book so far is much better than the theatrical version!!! :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 12/10/2012

    " I have already seen the movie series of these books and so now i think i should read the books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/30/2012

    " This is up there on my list of favorite books! A very tender story of love, loss, and allowing oneself to love again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 10/15/2012

    " I loved this series...I read it way back when...it is the series that got me hooked on reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summerfly | 8/7/2012

    " Read this entire series so many times growing up. Watched Little House on the Prairie and read these. SO awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/17/2012

    " I've read probably 80% of Janette Oke's books and this is my favorite series. Pioneer stories are inspiring to me and her books are no exception. She's a very talented writer with a way of telling stories about the hardships of life in pioneer times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alena | 3/23/2012

    " A beautiful story. It helped me appreciate the difficulties involved with pioneer life. The movie based on the book is also lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 11/27/2011

    " One of my favorite books. I've read it twice. The whole series is great. There are movies that go to the story too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 11/25/2011

    " Good love story set back in the early pioneer times. I was scared it was going to be a "churchy" book, but it wasn't- yeah!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/14/2011

    " I read this book years ago, but want to read the whole series so started with this one again. It's a sweet story & I enjoyed reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 11/1/2011

    " AMAZING! much better than the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney | 8/19/2011

    " Christian Historic Romance- A pioneer time book that made me want to be a better person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hukolb | 5/16/2011

    " A great Pioneer love story, better than the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 4/28/2011

    " This was a good book portraying pioneer life. It was fun to get a picture of what life was like in those early years in the midwest. I couldn't help but love the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 4/25/2011

    " This is the best book I have ever read!! I couldnt put it down. This is a must read for EVERYONE!! I c ant wait to read the next book in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxane | 4/19/2011

    " Good story. My girls loved the movie. "

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

    " Read this entire series so many times growing up. Watched Little House on the Prairie and read these. SO awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/28/2011

    " I got all eight of these books for my birthday. Who would have thought that I would love pioneer time-period stories? I've already finished them. Perfect for teenage girls. A lot of fun for daydreamers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurin | 3/18/2011

    " sweet story. very clean and refreshing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madelyn | 3/15/2011

    " Loved this easy read! It only took me a few hours and it is a great story! Must keep reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 3/4/2011

    " I wanted to read these before I saw the movies. I enjoyed the book, it was a simple, quick read, nothing too profound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quincess | 3/4/2011

    " The storyline is totally different from the movie. Thumb-Up guys ~ The ending is a little bit dramatic, I love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 2/25/2011

    " A very simple, sweet story. Not much depth or character development to this predictable tale, in fact reads much like a Little House on the Prairie with adults. Not bad for what it is if not very satisfying. "

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

    " this is a reread in preparation for reading the spin off series of 4 books. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 1/31/2011

    " I found no reason to read the rest of the series. "

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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

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.