Friday, April 24, 2015

"The Meeting Place" by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn

About this book:

  “Set along the rugged coastline of 18th century Canada in what was then called Acadia (now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), The Meeting Place re-creates a world that was home to native Indians, French settlers, and English garrisons. Such diverse populations did not live in accord, however. Instead, they were isolated within their own groups by a brewing political tension under the difficult English rule.
  Amid such chaotic times two women, both about to become brides and both trying to live lives of quiet peace, meet in a lush field of wildflowers. Louisa, a Frenchwoman, and Catherine, who is English, continue to meet secretly through the seasons, sharing both friendship and growing faith.
  The outside world does not mirror their own tranquil happiness, and the dreaded crackdown by the English throne threatens far more than their growing bond. In the face of a heart-wrenching dilemma, Louisa and Catherine strive to maintain their faith and cling to their dreams of family and home.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Songs of Acadia” series.

Spiritual Content- Matthew 5:9 at the beginning; Many, many Prayers; Many talks about the Bible & reading it; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Bible reading & many Scriptures are quoted or mentioned; Very, very strong Faiths!

Negative Content- Eel hunting (semi-detailed; Yes, it’s a thing, call me naïve but I didn’t know that!); Blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of wars, fires & guns (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of killing and hanging (not-detailed).

Sexual Content- A couple kisses between married couples (barely being barely-above-not-detailed); An urge to kiss someone; A mention of touching his wife’s hair (barely-above-not-detailed).

                                      P.O.V. switches between them, Andrew, Henri, & John (three times)
                                              Set in 1753-1755
                                                        281 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
(and a half)
Older High School Teens- 
My personal Rating-
I’ll admit I really didn’t know much about the French Acadians or King George’s War before reading this book, so this was educational! This also was my first Janette Oke book! (Though I’ve been watching the “When Calls the Heart” series on Hallmark, #Hearties unite! ;D ) I was a little worried at first because of the married couple being the main characters, because most married couple books have a lot of Sexual gets awkward for us unmarried, young girls (and I would think those who are married, too, but I can’t speak for them)  but Oh. My. Goodness. There was seriously nothing! Like, look at the Sexual Content! Can we get all “new” Christian authors to do like Janette Oke?! It was so refreshing with the super strong Faiths and lack of icky stuff! And another note: Eel hunting. Okay, what? It’s makes since I guess, but I’ve sure never thought about that before!

See y’all on Monday with a new 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.


  1. I read the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be more educational than a "romance" series (however, as the series advances, it gets more involved in the wars). I don't tolerate much romance AT ALL and find that usually, Mrs. Oke is very careful in her mention of romance (sometimes, she gets a little too involved with the feelings).

  2. That's the joy of Janette Oke books! They are amazingly clean. I, as a married woman, still enjoy clean reads. When my daughter is older, she will be the first author I will introduce as an adult Christian Fiction book for that very reason. Also because she teaches morals throughout her historical,backgrounds. Love Janette Oke.