Dana's Valley

Dana s Valley A story of family triumph in the face of adversity and of how love and hope can overcome even the hardest times

  • Title: Dana's Valley
  • Author: Janette Oke Laurel Oke Logan
  • ISBN: 9780764225147
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A story of family triumph in the face of adversity, and of how love and hope can overcome even the hardest times.

    Dana s Valley by Janette Oke I ve always been a fan of Janette Oke, but seriously Dana s Valley blew every other book she s ever written out of the water and into the desert I cried, I laughed, I fell so in love with the characters that when something bad happened to them I would tear up When I was half way through the book Dana s Valley Janette Oke Jan , dana valley janette oke oke and her daughter daughter laurel family member highly recommend even though valley of the shadow great book felt like wonderful book end of the book erin god cancer sister faith struggle suffering angry customer reviews Top Reviews. Dana s Event Boutique And Florist Castro Valley, CA Dana s Event Boutique And Florist delivers flowers and gifts to the Castro Valley, CA area You can send flowers for any occasion including Mother s Day and Valentine s Day We offer a large variety of fresh flowers and gifts Enjoy the convenience of safe and secure ordering online hours a day The goal is to exceed our customers Dana s A place for dining Welcome to Dana s in Danville, California Tucked away in a lovely tree lined area known as The Livery in Danville, California you ll find Dana s, a fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge where you can come to enjoy exquisite cuisine, great wine, fun drinks and great company We are focused on taking traditional flavors and bringing them to life with creative combinations and bold Dana s Valley Janette Oke Dana s valley User Review Not Available Book Verdict Erin Walsh doesn t understand what s happening to her family First, older sister Dana loses her bubbly personality and wants to danaspartyplanet Home Dana s Party Planet has been in business since and has been voted Best in the Bay We offer the Bay Area s largest selection of wedding accessories, invitations, party favors, fresh flowers, bridal party gifts Castro Valley, CA Questions about internet orders are answered by email, NOT by the retail store number above.

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    About "Janette Oke Laurel Oke Logan"

    1. Janette Oke Laurel Oke Logan

      Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best real life, honest love, and lasting values With over 23 million in sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings She also writes engaging children s stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart.Janette was born during the depression years to a Canadian prairie farmer and his wife, and she remembers her childhood as full of love and laughter and family love After graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Canada where she met her husband, Edward, they pastored churches in Canada and the U.S and they raised their family of four children, including twin boys, in both countries Edward eventually became president of Mountain View Bible College and recently established a coalition of colleges that became Rocky Mountain Bible College.During her earliest years, Janette sensed the desire to write Though she yearned to be a published novelist, she devoted herself to being a wife and mother because, she says, there is no higher honor that is my number one priority She began serious writing when her children were entering their teens.Her first novel, a prairie love story titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979 This book was followed by than 75 others She reaches both religious and general markets, telling stories that transcend time and place Her readers of all ages and walks of life can identify with the everyday events and emotions of her characters Janette believes everyone goes through tough times the key is to be prepared with a strong faith as the foundation from which decisions are made and difficult experiences are faced That perspective is subtly woven throughout her novels.After Love Comes Softly was published, Oke found her readers asking for That book led to a series of eight others in her Love Comes Softly series She has written multiple fiction series, including The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West Her most recent releases include a beautiful children s picture book, I WonderDid Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Song of Acadia series, co written with T Davis Bunn.Janette Oke s warm writing style has won the hearts of millions of readers She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 President s Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999 the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International Beloved worldwide, her books have been translated into fourteen languages.In recent years, Janette and her siblings lovingly restored their parents prairie farm home, and it now serves as a gift shop and museum of prairie life Please see below for a special invitation to the Oke Writing Museum and The Steeves Historical House She and her husband live nearby in Alberta, Canada, where they are active in their local church Visits from their families, including their grandchildren, are their delight janetteoke ME2 Sites d

    343 thoughts on “Dana's Valley”


    1. This book touched my heart in such a vibrant way. It reminded me about so many truths about God that I take for granted. It wrote out one of my favorite Psalms in such a way that made me cry (mind you, I almost never cry for any media). It's one of my favorites. It's a must read!


    2. I laughed. I cried. And I found so much to be grateful for in my own life. Incredible book. I just wish it didn't end! What happens with Graham and Erin??


    3. I have no idea where to start saying how much I enjoyedDana's Valley ! Most of the book was incredibly sad. Dana is a beautiful girl who gets cancer, tearing her life apart. She spendsyearsfighting the leukemia, loosing her strength, her hair, and her normal teenage years. But Dana gains so much more.Her family is being torn apart at the seams. Her brother leaves their home and her sister grows bitter with God. Yet, Dana is very patient, loving, and trusting. The ending is tragic and beautiful, [...]


    4. I've always been a fan of Janette Oke, but seriously. Dana's Valley blew every other book she's ever written out of the water and into the desert.I cried, I laughed, I fell so in love with the characters that when something bad happened to them I would tear up. When I was half-way through the book I felt like I'd lived with the characters forever and when I was finished I was crying because I wanted more. I wanted more of the book but it was over. I had read it all. And it all broke my heart.Rea [...]



    5. Don't read this if you don't like to cry; this book made me cry more than any other book I remember reading--I sobbed as I read it.


    6. Heartbreaking This was a wonderful heartbreaking story of God's love and goodness and the family that lived it. Having been through something similar it made me cry. But through the tears and sorrow we always have God's blessings.


    7. I cried many a tear while reading this book, but the tears were worth it because I was also prompted to have 2 spontaneous worship sessions. I love the eternal perspective of the parents. The conversations are so realistic that I could see my own family sitting down and having the same ones.


    8. When I started reading this one I had no idea that it would turn out the way it did. I strongly advised to have a box of Kleenex it's close by and you get to the ending. What extreme amount of faith all of these characters had even though at times they felt like they had none.



    9. Checked out at the local public library to read another storyline by this author. A revealing perspective of a Christian family dealing with their oldest daughter's struggle with Leukemia.


    10. 3 1/2 starThis book is very emotional. If you are a family dealing with a loved one dealing with a life threatening illness this book would be a good one to read; especially if you have preteen children. As in this book one of four children get a diagnosis of cancer. The story is pretty much told from the third child whom is very close to her sister only 14 mths older than she. She is 10 when the story starts but then is 13 or 14 when it ends. It deals with issues with their older brother and th [...]


    11. 3 1/2 starThis book is very emotional. If you are a family dealing with a loved one dealing with a life threatening illness this book would be a good one to read; especially if you have preteen children. As in this book one of four children get a diagnosis of cancer. The story is pretty much told from the third child whom is very close to her sister only 14 mths older than she. She is 10 when the story starts but then is 13 or 14 when it ends. It deals with issues with their older brother and th [...]


    12. This book was written well. It was very realistic. And yet, in many ways I hated it. But it's my own fault. I picked up this book to read something light after reading another book by Janette Oke which was very light. I didn't bother with reading the description. I just jumped right in. Well, this book is HEAVY. I could tell right away that something was going to happen, and I wanted to know how bad it was, so I stayed up later than normal to find out. And then, once I found out, I was spending [...]


    13. 3 1/2 starThis book is very emotional. If you are a family dealing with a loved one dealing with a life threatening illness this book would be a good one to read; especially if you have preteen children. As in this book one of four children get a diagnosis of cancer. The story is pretty much told from the third child whom is very close to her sister only 14 mths older than she. She is 10 when the story starts but then is 13 or 14 when it ends. It deals with issues with their older brother and th [...]


    14. Such an excellent book, so real. It was the first Oke book I read, and the sappy Oke romances I read thereafter paled in comparison. This book is not for the faint of heart and really touched me, and devastated me. I was heartbroken for Dana and her siblings when the sibs' own pain and adjustment difficulties over present and anticipated losses often eclipsed their ability to empathize, love, and relate to their dying sister as is so often true in real life. It is like the dying must carry not o [...]


    15. A first person narrative by a young girl, Erin, who watched her sister & best friend, Dana, get sick with what turned out to be leukemia; watched her attain a year of remission & then a return of the disease that eventually took her Home to be with Jesus. During the 4 years of Dana's disease Erin and her brother Brett both had to deal with their own feelings and reactions to the disease. They temporarily rejected God and felt bitter at the changes their family had to go through. At the e [...]


    16. Only read the first chapter, but 22 pages was enough time spent. The plot was non-existent, the characters bland and privileged, and it was pretty obvious from the getgo that there was going to be some death or sickness to make the boring girl character lose faith in God. Which, really, wasn't the problem. I've read good books with meandering plotlines about people with no personality, no life, a quiet life, etc. etc. But even charmed, sweet people can be written so that they're *interesting*. I [...]


    17. When I first picked up this book I had no clue what it was about. All I knew was that it was written by the amazing Janette Oke who is one my favorite authors. I had no idea how deeply this book would move me. This is a very raw and realistic look on how sickness can affect a family. And having recently gone through the same thing within my own family, I can say this book was very accurate. I cried so much reading this, in fact it's probably safe to say I nearly sobbed. I could relate to Erin an [...]


    18. Okay, not so sure I sure have read this on my three day weekend but it certainly was a tear jerker! A quick read, it only took me a few hours but a deep look into what terminal illness does to a family. I suppose I was drawn into it because I have lived it. Think I will move on to lighter reading for my next selection. As I have said before my mother left me quite the library with each book teaching a lesson. Little did she know or maybe she did that this book would be so prophetic for our famil [...]


    19. This book brought me to tears so many times. A heart-warming story about a girl who suffers as her sister fights cancer. I read this as a teenager and was able to put myself into story, emotions and all. Despite the weight of despair carried in this book, it also has an uplifting spirit to capture your heart and help you find an inner strength that'll help you cope with anything life throws your way.


    20. I'm rather surprised at the less than four star rating of this book. This book brings you on the journey of a young girl's cancer through the eyes of her sister. It is as if you are reading the Main Character's personal journal, and it's hard to tell who's hurting more - Dana with the cancer, or Erin having to watch her sister go through it.It was very real, a tear jerker, and a journey. I never take longer than a day to read it (I've re-read several times) because I can't put it down.


    21. A story of a religious family dealing with the death of a grandfather, taking in the grandmother, moving, a daughter diagnosed with leukemia and robbing the entire family of a lot of their childhood. Accurate character, true emotions, refreshing to see them reloy of God and his tender mercies. A tear jerker. I just loved it. Would recommend. THe narrator- a preteen and then teen Eric was a lot like me, the feelings and stresses with parental stresses-very real. Quick read.


    22. I read to my invalid wife every night after I come home from work. I would love to say that we enjoyed this book, but for me, the subject matter came too close for comfort in that I understand the emotions that Erin experienced in the book. The ending is not as I would have wanted, but it is true to life - lots of people have been down this path. Erin's emotions (anger, disillusionment, and disappointment) are eyeopening and likely not uncommon.


    23. This book is a beautifully written story with all the realness of how our Faithful, Merciful, All-knowingGod gifts us with Hope, JOY, and the peace that passes ALL understanding in the midst of growing our faith and deepening our intimacy to God as we walk through the valleys of the shadow of death.


    24. This was another good book by Janette Oke. She is one of my favorite Christian Fiction authors. I cried through many parts of this story about a young girl with terminal cancer. Oke wrote a wonderful story on a family struggling with each other and their faith in God during her illness. This is a story I'm sure many families could relate to.


    25. Almost put this book down half way through it. It got pretty heavy, describing a family's struggle with faith in God and wrestling with their relationships while one family member battle's cancer. Although a work of fiction, it's fairly obvious the authors must have experienced it firsthand! A book for a tearfully good read


    26. This book has two things that was important to me. It made me think of my friend (70) and my cat pupil that died of cancer and another gr 12 learner that died of a liver disease. When they died they accepted it was difficult for those who stayed behind. God is not a quick fix he prepares your road for the future. In afrikaans the idiom Mens wik maar God beskik describes the life of a Christian


    27. This book was given to me by a lady at my church she told me before I read that it had a really strong message different from most Christian books I was not disappointed at all! a really good book that shows the hardships of a family while a young girl has leukemia. It shows that even if it seems God isn't answering our prayers. He is but in His way and not our own :)


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