Sometimes, I like to lose myself in a series of books. After reading several stories about the same characters, I start to feel like I really know them, like they are family. Several years ago, I read the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. Although I didn’t read them until after the Hallmark series came out, I am always partial to the written word, and I enjoyed following Clark, Marty, and their growing family through all eight novels.
I recently opened a box of review copies, and I found Like Gold Refined, the fourth book in the Prairie Legacy series, by Mrs. Oke. I was delighted when I realized that this series continues the story of Clark and Marty’s family, primarily through the lives of their grandchildren.
Janette Oke’s writing is heartwarming. Her books are perfect for reading under a cozy blanket during the colder months. The stories are simple, but they inspire me to remember the importance of faith and family. Now that I have read Like Gold Refined, I can’t wait to go back and read the first three books in the series. If you prefer to read them in order, as I usually do, be sure to look for The Tender Years; it is the first title in the Prairie Legacy series.
If you are familiar with the Love Comes Softly series, be sure to check out these books. You will feel like you are returning for a visit with old friends.
Lauren is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows.