By Laurel Oke Logan
Intimate Glimpses into the lifestyles and background of-Janette Oke:
A center for the Prairie
In 1979 her writing exploded onto a slightly tapped Christian fiction industry. Her basic tales, in line with the lives of early prairie settlers, opened the door for fiction to an viewers who had no longer but came upon the thrill and the "take-away worth" of a well-told tale. With revenues of her novels now exceeding 11 million copies, she has handed the label of "bestselling" and has earned the name of "best loved."
In Janette Oke: A center for the Prairie, readers will realize that Janette suits not one of the megastar stereotypes. The daughter of a Canadian prairie farmer, the spouse of a warmhearted pastor and educator, the mummy of 4 grown little ones, and a grandmother who delights in her grandchildren she is a normal girl with a rare talent.
Any reader of Janette Oke should be extremely joyful with this "insider's view" of her lifestyles through her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan.
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