question about books!!!?
my sister loves little house on the prairie books/show and also loves janette oke's "love comes softly" book series. does anyone know of any books similar to these? im looking for something like western/drama/romantic books, especially like the "love's long journey" book where it tells of a young couple and their new life on the frontier. that was her favorite. any ideas at all???
- laney_poLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Has she read the Canadian West series by Janette Oke?
When Calls The Heart
When Comes The Spring
When Breaks the Dawn
When Hope Springs New
Beyond the Gathering Storm
When Tomorrow Comes
Also, there are some Sunfire Romance books (they're clean, don't worry) that are 'going west' in a 'wagon train' themed.
Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts is one title. Amanda by Candice F. Ransom is another. Those two come to mind.
My favorites as a teen were Janette Oke, Eugenia Price (although not a "west" but a "south" historical theme), and the Sunfire Romance books which were set all over the U.S.
I also loved Christy by Catherine Marshall
A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
The Sweetbriar Bride by Brenda Wilbee
Song of Years (Hardcover) by Bess Streeter Aldrich
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Have you tried visiting the StoryCode web site? This is the best way to track down books that are similar to those you have read and enjoyed.
Regular readers log onto the site and 'code' a book, (giving it a rating on sliding scales relating to everything from readabilty to plot, characters and setting). This gives each book a unique code. If you are browsing for a new book, you simply choose a title you already like, and the program will offer alternative books with a very similar 'code' to it.
The website address is www.storycode.com or co.uk depending on where you are.
- mustangsally76Lv 71 decade ago
The Anne of Green Gables Series has the drama/romance that is like the Little House on the Prarie books. Depending on her age I also recommend Jane Eyre. I first read Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre when I was 9-10 years old. I'm 30 now and STILL read them for the drams and romance!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Dependind upon your sister's age, I recommend one of my favorite new Christian authors, Deeanne Gist. I love her writing style and her wit. I've read her first book, and I am a few chapters into her second one. Here are the book titles, along with the description that's on the back cover:
A Bride Most Begrudging
Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" will be on board—eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.
Drew O’Connor isn’t stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.
What he ends up with is a wife--a feisty red head who claims she is of noble birth, brought to America against her will. She constantly demands to be treated like an equal. She fails at even the simplest housekeeping.
Headstrong and intelligent, tempestuous but captivating, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.
The Measure of a Lady
Rachel Van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady.
Speak Politely. Even when you’re the only respectable woman around, protesting the decadence of a city lost to gold fever.
Dress Modestly. Wear your sunbonnet at all times. Ensure nobody sees your work boots muddied by the San Francisco streets.
Remain Devoted to Family. Protect your siblings from the lures of the city, even against their wishes.
Stand Above Reproach. Most difficult when a wonderful man turns out to be a saloon owner.
Rise Above Temptation. No, not even just a little kiss….
When these rules become increasingly difficult to uphold,
can Rachel Van Buren remain a beacon of virtue in a city of vice?
One thing I should mention is that some readers have found her books a to be a little "too steamy". However, as a Christian myself, I disagree. I like it that her characters are realistic in that they have flaws and desires just like we do. I think one of the things lacking in a lot of other Christian books is the chemistry between the husband and wife - sometimes the relationships can seem a little too sterile, in my opinion. I like it that her books have "spice", and I did not find it in any way inappropriate for a Christian adult. Those who have complained should re-read Song of Solomon in the Bible. The husband and wife should desire each other!
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- 1 decade ago
Try the Dear America Series. A few of those are about Western movement and things like that.
- 1 decade ago
I believe that when you do a search on Amazon.com they also provide a list of similar books at the bottom of the page. I also love the Little House on the Praire books. Hope you find a book your sister will love.