Return to the Canadian West, Book 2
Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan
She loves her friends and students in the West,
but family obligations have called her home.
Where does she truly belong?
AFTER A YEAR of teaching in the Canadian West, Beth Thatcher returns home to her family. She barely has time to settle in before her mother announces plans for a family holiday--a luxurious steamship tour along the eastern coast of Canada and the United States. Hoping to reconnect with her mother and her sisters, Beth agrees to join them, but she quickly realizes that things have changed since she went away, and renewing their close bond is going to be more challenging than she expected.
There's one special thing to look forward to--letters and telephone calls from Jarrick, the Mountie who has stolen her heart. The distance between them is almost too much to bear. But can she give her heart to Jarrick when it will mean saying good-bye to her family once again--and possibly forever? And will she still want to live in the western wilds after the steamship tour opens up a world of people and places she never imagined?
Then comes a great test of Beth's faith. Someone in her family has trusted the wrong person, and suddenly everything Beth knows and loves is toppled. Torn between her family and her dreams, will Beth finally discover where her heart truly belongs?
A companion story to Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart TV series!
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Reading a book by Janette Oke is like catching up on the lives of old friends. Her books are some of the first Christian fiction I read and I've been drawn to them ever since. When her daughter Laurel began writing with her the storylines only got stronger. The two of them combined are a beautiful compliment to the story that is being told.
Where Trust Lies is book two in the Return to the Canadian West series. Beth has returned home after spending the last school year teaching in the Canadian wilderness. If you read book one you know that Beth has become smitten with a Canadian Mountie named Jarrick. Beth is looking forward to corresponding with him over the summer break and possibly returning to Coal Valley to teach in the new school year. But upon arriving home Beth discovers her mother and sisters have other plans for her.
The women of the Thatcher family are scheduled to go on a six-week cruise. Once on the cruise Beth's younger head-strong sister Julie befriends a new crowd of young people that include two flappers. While the family has misgivings about these new people in Julie's life, they are a trusting lot and decide to give them a chance. They soon learn that you must be careful in whom you trust.
If you are a fan of the original Canadian West series or if you've enjoyed the When Calls the Heart TV series then you are sure to enjoy this companion story. All of the elements worth reading about are here. The story contains a budding romance, a bit of mystery and intrigue and above all a deep abiding faith in God.
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