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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janette Oke Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Seasons of the Heart Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455177059
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Though life seems to be moving others ahead, Josh appears to have come to a dead standstill. Should he continue his studies and become a pastor? Is he to help his aging grandpa and uncle on the farm? What does the future hold?  

Life was full of choices. The only problem was figuring out what to do! “What do you plan to do—after graduation? Are you gonna be a minister—or what?” Or what, my mind echoed in frustration. What?

I had been asking myself the same question over and over. And I still didn’t have an answer. Graduation was only a month away, and it seemed that I was the only one in our small town school who didn’t know what to do with life after the big day. It wasn’t that I hadn’t given it a thought. In fact, I thought about it most of the time. I prayed about it too. But I still didn’t have an answer except to say honestly, “No—I don’t know yet.” And I’d been saying that for a long, long time.

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  • “Gavin’s reading lends a quaint yet realistic voice to Josh’s dilemma.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 2/8/2014

    " Not my favorite book, but much better than the second one of the series. It was a fun, easy read. I liked it enough to read the last one that's for sure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 2/6/2014

    " Fun, quick read. A real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 2/5/2014

    " Josh is struggling with what is futur will hold. Willie is a missionary, Camilla is going to be an interior designer and Josh is left caring for his Grandpa and Uncle Charlie's farm, he doesn't mind. In fact he loves it. But is it what he was meant to do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 2/2/2014

    " I thought that maybe this was like Little House on the Prairie, wrong! It was very wholesome, however somewhat boring. Not much a story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/22/2014

    " Didn't love it as much as the others. A little sadder, kind of how you feel in the winter I guess. Was one of the books that you have to read so you can read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janiece | 1/19/2014

    " The rating I gave is to be considered within the context of the entire series. Good wholesome books. Simple books. Josh is graduating and trying to decide the path that God wants him to take. While all of his friends have direction, he does not, at least he does not recognize immediately what it is. While he is waiting to get that direction he takes over the farming for his grandpa and uncle. He grew up on the farm and loved it, but did not get directly involved in the planting, harvesting and workings of the farm beyond the chores. He puts his best into it and learns all that he can to make it successful and profitable. Some of his drive to make it profitable is to be able to support missionaries for his church. He finds joy and satisfaction in the work and in being with his family. He eventually finds the path that God wants for him. Greatness in life does not come from fancy jobs or titles, but from following the will of God and it is everyday people working hard and loving their families, doing the best they can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/16/2014

    " I love the way she writes her books their my favorite! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda B. | 12/30/2013

    " This whole series was awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thebarrys10 | 12/8/2013

    " Sappy! Good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donalea | 11/21/2013

    " Very cute story. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 11/19/2013

    " This book spans several years of Josh's life, beginning just before his graduation. Josh was struggling with understanding what God had in store for his life. This book was a fast read for me and a pleasant one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilee | 10/17/2013

    " yeah its not one of those books that you just cant put down,its kinda boring and dosen't have much to it,but yeah i wouldn't say its a must read.(definately) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Hatch | 10/13/2013

    " I love this heart warming fun series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 10/12/2013

    " I was between 3 and 4 stars on this whole series...very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rishi | 9/22/2013

    " This one was pretty good. We kept wondering when the main character was going to figure things out. This one was more of a pause before the main event, the final book. But it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 5/27/2013

    " It started out a little slower than the others did, but it still ended up okay. Just different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 2/11/2013

    " Third book in the series. Josh is more grown up and responsible, and he is seeing how family and friends are changing around him. Enjoyed :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 11/9/2012

    " Another pleasant wholesome read from Janette Oke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene Ribeiro | 9/17/2012

    " It was really good and one that I'll read again. There are some funny parts in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/30/2012

    " I really love this genre - it provides me the escape I need sometimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 7/20/2012

    " Ok so maybe this whole series was sappy but I am a sucker for that stuff. I love series like this where you can really feel the characters personality and visualize the story playing out. I could hardly wait to read the next book and was definitely disappointed when I finished them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/28/2012

    " great spiritual growth in book, good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 5/11/2012

    " THis was one that I loved and hated at the same time. I was so involved by the story that as soon as I finished it I had to start number 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Chambers | 4/30/2012

    " I picked up this book because I wanted to end winter. I love Janette Oke's books. It even had a teacher in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/13/2012

    " I have not found a book written by Janette Oke that I do not love!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 12/22/2011

    " I liked this book too. It was such a sweet story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/19/2011

    " I liked that this book was clean and that it included God in the day-to-day life of the main character. I was very surprised at the ending, because it left me hanging, but maybe there's a subsequent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 4/26/2011

    " Josh is now a grown man and trying to figure out what he should do with his life, whether to go on to more schooling, to marry etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/19/2011

    " The third book about Joshua, which is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/6/2011

    " This book spans several years of Josh's life, beginning just before his graduation. Josh was struggling with understanding what God had in store for his life. This book was a fast read for me and a pleasant one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/6/2011

    " I was between 3 and 4 stars on this whole series...very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/15/2010

    " Didn't love it as much as the others. A little sadder, kind of how you feel in the winter I guess. Was one of the books that you have to read so you can read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meita | 8/21/2010

    " cerita ketika Josh telah selesai sekolah...
    cerita di sini lebih menarik, sebab lebih banyak konflik yang ditampilkan. "

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

    " The third book about Joshua, which is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 10/6/2009

    " Josh is now a grown man and trying to figure out what he should do with his life, whether to go on to more schooling, to marry etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/28/2009

    " Ok so maybe this whole series was sappy but I am a sucker for that stuff. I love series like this where you can really feel the characters personality and visualize the story playing out. I could hardly wait to read the next book and was definitely disappointed when I finished them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/20/2009

    " Not my favorite book, but much better than the second one of the series. It was a fun, easy read. I liked it enough to read the last one that's for sure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda B. | 3/26/2009

    " This whole series was awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/8/2009

    " I have not found a book written by Janette Oke that I do not love!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rishi | 10/17/2008

    " This one was pretty good. We kept wondering when the main character was going to figure things out. This one was more of a pause before the main event, the final book. But it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/24/2008

    " I really love this genre - it provides me the escape I need sometimes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 7/22/2008

    " I thought that maybe this was like Little House on the Prairie, wrong! It was very wholesome, however somewhat boring. Not much a story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 5/20/2008

    " THis was one that I loved and hated at the same time. I was so involved by the story that as soon as I finished it I had to start number 4. "

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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

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”