When Hope Springs New



When Hope Springs New Leaving Behind Their Dear Friends In Beaver Creek, Elizabeth And Wynn Take Over An Even Primitive RCMP Outpost In The Canadian Northwest Elizabeth Finds Herself Totally Isolated When The Local Indian Women Are Afraid To Even Communicate With Her The Delaneys Thought They Had Already Faced The Most Crushing Disappointment Of Their Lives When They Saw Little Sammy Disappear From View In The Arms Of His Father Would They Be Able To Survive The Challenges Ahead

10 thoughts on “When Hope Springs New

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    Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.I feel like there was only meant to be one or two of these books and Janette Oke just kept stringing them out cause they were popular I didn t really enjoy this book very much I liked Elizabeth and Wynn still, yes, but I guess I just got sick of them It s the same Elizabeth and Wynn of the last three books, and I guess some people really want that, but I just can t take it any.I guess I just ended up being kinda disappointed with this series as a who Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.I feel like there was only meant to be one or two of these books and Janette Oke just kept stringing them out cause they were popular I didn t really enjoy this book very much I liked Elizabeth and Wynn still, yes, but I guess I just got sick of them It s the same Elizabeth and Wynn of the last three books, and I guess some people really want that, but I just can t take it any.I guess I just ended up being kinda disappointed with this series as a whole I did love the first book, but after that they got steadily worse and worse Yes, there s a lot of sweet Christian content, but I never absolutely loved Elizabeth Then, in this book, the ending seemed so random and just there Not worth the rest, in my opinion Kellyn Roth

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    About this bookLeaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an evenprimitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her The Delaneys thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy disappear from view in the arms of his father Would they be able to survive the challenges ahead Series Boo About this bookLeaving behind their dear friends in Beaver Creek, Elizabeth and Wynn take over an evenprimitive RCMP outpost in the Canadian Northwest Elizabeth finds herself totally isolated when the local Indian women are afraid to even communicate with her The Delaneys thought they had already faced the most crushing disappointment of their lives when they saw little Sammy disappear from view in the arms of his father Would they be able to survive the challenges ahead Series Book 3 of theCanadian Westseries Book 1 review Here Book 2 review Here Book 3 review Here There is a movie based on the first book of this series with the same name, plus a TV series on Hallmark about the continuation of the series,Return to the Canadian WestSpiritual Content Talks about God, trusting Him promises Witnessing H s are capital when referring to God Many, many Prayers Blessings over food A handful of Scriptures are quoted Christmas Mentions of Church going and actually going to Church and volunteering to help Mentions of Bible studies and Scripture reading Note Many mentions of Indian s gods, them dancing to please said gods, spirits, magic, witchcraft a witch doctor.Negative Content Minor cussing including a form of dumb , Mentions of curses which may be said but not written A dog gets sprayed by a skunk semi detailed Mentions of dog fights Mentions of dead injured dogs barely above not detailed Mentions of dead animals, hunting, trapping and skinned animals A couple mentions of using the bathroom outside no details A mention of a man who beats his wife A couple mentions of drinking, drunks, jail, fights, knives Mentions of smoking, tobacco, and cigarettes Sexual Content a not detailed kiss a cheek kiss Touches Embraces barely above not detailed Wynn gives Elizabeth a playful pat on her bottom Quite a few Mentions of Indian men who havethan one wife Love, marriage, the emotions Very light Elizabeth Thatcher 1st person P.O.V of Elizabeth Set in 1916 1918 216 pages Pre Teens Two StarsNew Teens Three StarsEarly High School Teens Four Stars Older High School Teens Five Stars My personal Rating Four Stars I personally think that this was the best book in the series since the first one I know y all are probably tired of me commenting on how clean this author s books are, but oh Really thoughWhen Hope Spring Newis written in first person in the main character s POV and she married But look how clean and little there is of the Sexual Content I really would love to seeauthors like Janette Oke in the Christian Fiction world Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author

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    This was a lovely continuation of Oke s Canadian West series It starts perhaps a few days weeks off from the last book.Elizabeth and Wynn are traveling even further North to aremote village When they reach there Elizabeth is dismayed to find that no one will talk to her and hardly look at her Despite her best efforts to find friends, she cannot The house they live in is also littlethan a shack.She spends the first Autumn, Winter, and most of Spring by herself Then, one day while This was a lovely continuation of Oke s Canadian West series It starts perhaps a few days weeks off from the last book.Elizabeth and Wynn are traveling even further North to aremote village When they reach there Elizabeth is dismayed to find that no one will talk to her and hardly look at her Despite her best efforts to find friends, she cannot The house they live in is also littlethan a shack.She spends the first Autumn, Winter, and most of Spring by herself Then, one day while Wynn is away a fire sweeps through the village It is up to Elizabeth to organize something as everyone else is in a panic.After the devastating fire, Wynn receives orders that they can no longer stay there They are instead moved to the town of Athabasca Landing This place is modern and after years of living in the wilderness, Elizabeth is amazed at all the amenities She soon finds herself being a part of the church and people, and she and Wynn even take in a troubled boy named Henry Her adventures have been toned down until Wynn receives his next assignment.Since Oke s is a Christian writer I ll touch a bit on the religious element of this book There isn t too much While she makes mention here and there of asking for help from God or guidance, most of the time she shows the Christian attitude through action.Like most of her writings, there is nothing offensive to be found in this book No strong language or harsh descriptions We see the year through Elizabeth s eyes and since she is a calm character, the book is serene The characters are all believable as Oke takes the time to go into their thoughts and actions We can see that the Native Americans have spiritual beliefs and we can see Elizabeth s impatience This makes themreal to me Nobody is perfect or complete, they all have human qualities.This novel moved quite a bit faster than the other ones did While it only covered a year, it seemed that the story went by extremely quickly The time spent in the village was not as much as I thought it would be until they moved on to the next town.This is a good book to read anytime I actually read it while waking up from anesthesia so it isn t too hard to understand The storyline is simple and just brings a nice addition to the rest of the Delaney s story.When Hope Springs NewCopyright 1986308 pages Large Print Book

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    I have enjoyed revisiting the first four books in the Canadian West series These four books star Elizabeth and Wynn One thing I ve been doing is imagining Elizabeth and Wynn on an episode of House Hunters I ve been thinking about what Elizabeth s wishlist for a house would look like before and after What would it have been like before marriage, before traveling with her husband to Beaver Creek and serving several years, and, what it would have looked like AFTER they left Beaver Creek I have I have enjoyed revisiting the first four books in the Canadian West series These four books star Elizabeth and Wynn One thing I ve been doing is imagining Elizabeth and Wynn on an episode of House Hunters I ve been thinking about what Elizabeth s wishlist for a house would look like before and after What would it have been like before marriage, before traveling with her husband to Beaver Creek and serving several years, and, what it would have looked like AFTER they left Beaver Creek I have an idea that Elizabeth would NOT have had open concept on her wishlist She d have wanted ROOMS, for ROOMS meant privacy and a greater sense of home I think her wishlist would have included FLOORS however In this last novel, she s in a one room structure with dirt floors There is not an outhouse There isn t even a community outhouse which would have taken getting used to She simply learns that there are paths from the village leading to the woods Certain paths for women and children Certain paths for men In Beaver Creek, Elizabeth had it good Wynn hired men to build her a private outhouse in their yard within the first week or two of moving World War I is taking place, and here Elizabeth and Wynn are living in a one room house, dirt floors, stove with two burners, two whole shelves, two chairs and a table, a bed in the corner, and nail pegs in the wall for hanging stuff And this has to serve as their home and his office If there has been one thing I ve not loved from this series, something that may date the series a bit, is its treatment of Indians The language is not politically correct or not politically correct enough Readers are reminded again and again how primitive and savage and uncivilized and superstitious these Indians are Mostly in the fourth book where readers learn that these Indians aren t like the other Indians from Beaver Creek that have lived among white people and become civilized and somewhat respectable Wynn and Elizabeth are facingof a first contact type of experience Elizabeth never forgets that she s the first white woman and what a special opportunity this is Great emphasis is placed on these strange chants and dances Anyway, in this fourth novel, Elizabeth and Wynn travel to their new assignment Life is hard really hard Elizabeth finds it absolutely impossible to make friends She tries every single day She keeps approaching the Indian women and speaking to them in the language she learned at Beaver Creek She even seems to stalk paths where she hears children laughing and playing She walks with picture books and holds up the bright and colorful pictures, turning the pages, hoping to wow children into approaching her instead of running away But Elizabeth is at her best, perhaps, in this one When a fire threatens the entire village while the men are away, Elizabeth takes command and saves the dayI like the series as a whole But the first book is probably the best

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    So another book that I read in May and didn t review until now I own the whole series and was re reading When Hope Springs New is a great book, and I like itthan the first one view spoiler I know what happens in all the books, but I can t help but wish alongside Elizabeth that she would have a child view spoiler and she never does and oh no it s awful and I hate it hide spoiler hide spoiler Content hugs kisses between a married couple Mentions of blood, wounds A boy is abu So another book that I read in May and didn t review until now I own the whole series and was re reading When Hope Springs New is a great book, and I like itthan the first one view spoiler I know what happens in all the books, but I can t help but wish alongside Elizabeth that she would have a child view spoiler and she never does and oh no it s awful and I hate it hide spoiler hide spoiler Content hugs kisses between a married couple Mentions of blood, wounds A boy is abused by family, but no details

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    I loved this book as much as the first The series is doing a good job of coming full circle both in the storyline and for the characters I like that in this installment of the series, Wynn and Elizabeth were finally working together as a team rather than as individuals like they seemed to do in the second and third books Whether or not they were together when events and calamities took place, they handled things as if they were both there to garner wisdom from This was especially evident in I loved this book as much as the first The series is doing a good job of coming full circle both in the storyline and for the characters I like that in this installment of the series, Wynn and Elizabeth were finally working together as a team rather than as individuals like they seemed to do in the second and third books Whether or not they were together when events and calamities took place, they handled things as if they were both there to garner wisdom from This was especially evident in Elizabeth s character She grew a lot since that second book following the first year of her and Wynn s lives together She grew stronger andconfident in any situation, whether they lived in a small town or out in the middle of the wilderness, she seemed to keep her wits about her whereas the old Elizabeth had the tendency to just wait for Wynn to fix things I feel like her character has made a lot of good progress throughout the series.I m not exactly sure that Wynn is growing as much However that might be because we don t see a first person perspective from him in the series Everything is from Elizabeth s perspective or written about them both as unit To a certain degree, it s a little sad that we readers don t get to experience Wynn s adventures with him While we wouldn t be as interested to see him fix up a burn victim s leg, I m certain many would have enjoyed reading his thoughts on Elizabeth and their neighbors It would have been interesting to see the moments when he was worried and the instances when he was proud of her.On the whole, the series has been pretty excellent I like seeing in this book how God brought about giving Wynn and Elizabeth a child and how they adjusted, not just to one, but two new homes and destinations.As a small note, I found that this book made me extremely thankful for God s providence in my life Reading how Elizabeth and the Indians managed after the fire made me all thegrateful for the small things that God does to cloth and feed my family I find myself very thankful for the oatmeal we eat at breakfast after reading about cornmeal gruel Elizabeth made

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    I remember that I read this series when I was still in high school Back then, I find this series just a lovestory but now as I read it again, I appreciated it , realizing how God uses people and situations unexpectedly for His kingdom we only have to trust Him even if we don t understand, he knows what is best.

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    Book four proved to berefreshing in pace than the previous installment because Elizabeth and Wynn eventually left the primitive area for thesophisticated city life This goes to show just how much setting can impact a story s conflict and characters.Another excellent source of conflict that was missing in book three was the separation of Elizabeth and Wynn due to Wynn s Mountie duties Here we finally see Elizabeth step up in a leadership role and ingratiate herself with the Indian n Book four proved to berefreshing in pace than the previous installment because Elizabeth and Wynn eventually left the primitive area for thesophisticated city life This goes to show just how much setting can impact a story s conflict and characters.Another excellent source of conflict that was missing in book three was the separation of Elizabeth and Wynn due to Wynn s Mountie duties Here we finally see Elizabeth step up in a leadership role and ingratiate herself with the Indian natives after much struggling Their reunion proved sweet and well earned, providing an excellent climax to the character conflict and development for our main character.Their move to the city, and giving Elizabeth the chance to teach once , brings in a new cast of characters that refreshes the story of the Mountie and school teacher who fell in love with him and is willing to follow him to the ends of the Earth

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I felt sorry for Elizabeth at the beginning of the book with all the village women being standoffish to her, but I m sure they had been mistreated by newcomers in the past, so I empathized with both sides But I was glad when she finally wasaccepted as she was trying really hard to be nice to everyone And I m glad LaMeche and Silver Star ended up together I also liked how Elizabeth started to trust God to help her and how things ended up working out for the best for her when she remember I felt sorry for Elizabeth at the beginning of the book with all the village women being standoffish to her, but I m sure they had been mistreated by newcomers in the past, so I empathized with both sides But I was glad when she finally wasaccepted as she was trying really hard to be nice to everyone And I m glad LaMeche and Silver Star ended up together I also liked how Elizabeth started to trust God to help her and how things ended up working out for the best for her when she remembered to let go and let God

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    I enjoyed this book the most in this series although it had some of the hardest circumstances Through desperate times were learned the greatest lessons and brought her from stranger to sought after leader How God works to bring good from hard times and His faithfulness were brought out over and over

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