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The Tender Years

By: Janette Oke
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
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Summary

Twenty years have passed since youngest daughter Belinda's story in Love Finds a Home. Marty and Clark's spiritual heritage has been lovingly passed on to their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And now, beloved granddaughter Virginia faces the test of her young life. Caught in that difficult period between childhood and adulthood, feeling that she really doesn't fit anywhere, Virginia struggles against what she considers to be unreasonable restrictions and expectations.

A lively new girl arrives at school, and Jenny seems to represent everything that Virginia is longing for: her looks, her daring, her alluring freedom from constraints. But then comes the day neither girl will ever forget.

©1997 Janette Oke (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"A bittersweet, winning story." ( Booklist)

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Lovely Christian story of a teenager

Lovely Christian story of the growing up of a teenage girl. After a slow start I really enjoyed it.
Personally I struggled somewhat with the narrator, although it was clearly spoken.

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Wholesome Christian based novel

Lots of praying in the story but another wholesome story and fairly easy listen. Something doesn’t quite sit right however at the end… ends too abruptly and you feel like your just getting to a sweet part but boom… that’s the end.

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Great story

I loved this story, wonderfully written, I could feel the emotion of all the characters.

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Gave up

Didn’t seem to be going anywhere. To much unnecessary padding that adds nothing to the story.

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