Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knowsbest—real life, honest love, and lasting values. With over 23 millionin sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early NorthAmerican settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings.She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift booksthat warm the heart.
Readers of all ages and walks of life can identify with theeveryday events and emotions of her characters. Janette Oke believeseveryone goes through tough times—the key is to be prepared with astrong faith as the foundation from which decisions are made anddifficult experiences are faced. That perspective is subtly woventhroughout her novels.
Janette Oke's first novel, a prairie love story titled Love Comes Softly, was published by Bethany House in 1979 and was followed by more than 75 others. Today her novels reaches both religious and general markets, telling stories that transcend time and place. Beloved worldwide, her books have been translated into fourteen languages.
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.