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10 thoughts on “Love Takes Wing

  1. says:

    This series continues to deliver I m curious as to how it will end in the next volume.


  2. says:

    Thoughts on the entire series.Yes, I ve switched to put the editions from the 80s on my Read shelf, since those are the ones I read and own, and I m partial to the stories in all of their old fashionedness, before the updated covers and later book edits that have gone into newer editions I didn t read all of these in large print, but the cover art is the same The first book, Love Comes Softly, was the first I ever read by Oke, my introduction into her sweet, warm, and simplistic style of stor Thoughts on the entire series.Yes, I ve switched to put the editions from the 80s on my Read shelf, since those are the ones I read and own, and I m partial to the stories in all of their old fashionedness, before the updated covers and later book edits that have gone into newer editions I didn t read all of these in large print, but the cover art is the same The first book, Love Comes Softly, was the first I ever read by Oke, my introduction into her sweet, warm, and simplistic style of storytelling that would make her one of my all time favorite authors, up there with Henry James and L.M Montgomery Yes, I love my classic authors with their legendary works, but there s something to be said for an author who just tells a plain story that gets at readers hearts.The first three books of the series are my favorites, but the series is well worth reading in its entirety A pity the film versions from Hallmark gradually strayed so incredibly far from the original stories The films are enjoyable in and of themselves, but if you ve only seen the films, you d do well to see what Oke actually wrote about Clark, Marty, and the rest of these folks


  3. says:

    Books 3,4, 5 were my favorite I love the message from book 7, but I missed the family and having a beautiful love story Books 3,4,5 were my favorite I love the message from book 7, but I missed the family and having a beautiful love story


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    Melissa, Missie s daughter, was arriving by train to stay with Marty and Clark Davis for 2 weeks Belinda, their youngest daughter was working with Luke as a nurse Belinda arrived at the train station anxiously awaiting for Melissa to arrive Luke had given Belinda a week off to visit with Melissa and Amy Jo, Clare Kate s daughter Amy Jo was restless and always happy She grew sadder as the day approached for Melissa to leave for home Clare Kate talked it over with Clark Marty and decid Melissa, Missie s daughter, was arriving by train to stay with Marty and Clark Davis for 2 weeks Belinda, their youngest daughter was working with Luke as a nurse Belinda arrived at the train station anxiously awaiting for Melissa to arrive Luke had given Belinda a week off to visit with Melissa and Amy Jo, Clare Kate s daughter Amy Jo was restless and always happy She grew sadder as the day approached for Melissa to leave for home Clare Kate talked it over with Clark Marty and decided to let her travel West with Melissa to spend some time with Willie Missie They wanted Belinda to go too but Belinda told them she had work to do and Luke needed her until a new doctor could be found to help him out.There was a party to welcome Melissa home and Rand O Connel was one of the guys who came He had gone to the same school as the girls but was a few years older than Belinda They talked and he told Belinda that he wanted to become a builder She suggested that he get a job working for a builder and learn from him Rand went back to where he had come from and did just that He came by to see her several months later and stopped by Luke s place to thank her for her suggestion It had worked out and he had come back to town to start his own business He invited her to supper and she went Amy Jo was supposed to return after a few months and postponed her return till Christmas That return trip was also postponed Amy Jo had met someone, Ryan Taylor She promised to return by Easter but wanted to see what Ryan s intentions were She did return then and Belinda was once again at the train station now waiting for Amy Jo Amy Jo arrived and Ryan was with her as a surprise to her family They declared their intention to be married on June 1st Melissa and Wally Taylor were to be married the same day with Missie Wallie in attendance out West Belinda mourned, missing her friends who were going to now be together out West She was happy for them but knew things had changed and she would miss them.There was an accident at Clare s with a new bull he had purchased The boys were playing ball and it went into the pen where the bull was Abe went to get the ball and the bull attacked him His arm was broken in a few places and he had broken ribs He slowly recovered after a couple of weeks but his arm wasn t healing properly Luke had treated him and spoke with Arnie about Abe needing his arm re broken and set by doctors in a big city hospital Arnie refused and Luke went to Clark Marty for help They talked to him with his wife, Anne, with him and he still refused to get help for Abe Luke told him that Abe s arm was likely to become stiff and unable to be used if something was done to have it properly set soon The longer they waited, the worse it would get Arnie stopped going to church and the family didn t come to Sunday dinner after they were told about Abe s arm troubles Marty went to visit Arnie and he came back to church and Sunday dinner but things remained strained within the family No one talked about Abe s arm Rand was still calling on Belinda but he had yet to speak of his feelings to her He was waiting until he had money saved up She was working long hours at the clinic and he was working long hours building houses and other types of things He came by to see her when he could and they saw each other on Sundays at church One day Luke was sent a message that someone traveling by train had taken seriously ill Luke went to see the patient while Belinda prepared the surgery room The patient was Mrs Virginia Stafford Smythe of Boston and she had suffered a stroke She remained unconscious for a few days and her butler came to see her Mrs Smythe liked to talk and her speech improved over the next few months She told Belinda about losing her husband due to a heart attack when he was only 39 Her son had married a woman from overseas and spent a lot of time traveling to France He did during one of those trips and she had raised her son s two boys They were in France now with their mother s family She enjoyed traveling and most times traveled with a nurse Her nurse had needed gall bladder surgery so she had taken this trip alone Belinda enjoyed hearing of her life and travels and knew that she would miss her once she was recovered enough to return home to Boston.Belinda was asked to accompany Mrs Smythe back home to Boston and Belinda wasn t sure Rand was starting to complain about her spending too much time at work and she apologized She wanted to remain friends with him but he had never talked of beingthan friends and she never considered herselfthan just a friend She enjoyed talking to him and hearing about the houses he was building She was surprised by Jackson Brown stopping by Luke s one evening She had gone to school with him and had never considered a life with him either They had kept in touch for a while after he left for school to become a doctor and she knew he had planned on returning She hadn t known when but Luke had talked some about him coming back once he had finished school Belinda hadn t known when that would be He took her out to dinner With both men now taking her out, they had both declared their intentions of pursuing a relationship with her but she told them both that she considered them friends She wasn t ready to settle down She accepted Mrs Smythe s invitation to go to Boston She felt she needed to get away Both men told her that they would wait for her to make a decision when she returned She told both that she would be gone indefinitely and not to wait on her to come back It could be years Melissa and Amy Jo had been married for 2 years now and Melissa had a child of her own and Amy Jo had one on the way Arnie had said that he blamed Clare for Abe s accident for having purchased a bull that was too dangerous His attitude was putting a serious strain on the family He was still refusing to let Abe have the surgery to fix his arm although it was obvious that Abe couldn t use his arm at all now Luke went to talk to him again and Arnie was finally ready to listen Arnie and Anne spoke with Abe and Abe was willing to go through the pain of surgery in order to regain the use of his arm He knew that it wouldn t be an easy thing to do but he didn t want to grow up with a crippled arm.Belinda went to Boston and met some of Mrs Smythe s friends Just before her first dinner party with Mrs Smythe, her grandson Peter came to visit They spent a lot of time together but there were things going on that Belinda didn t understand The staff didn t like the fact of Belinda being an employee of Mrs Smythe s and being allowed to have tea and meals with her She wasn t accepted into their friendship because they resented her position and the fact that she didn t take tea and eat with them Mrs Smythe treated herlike a daughter than staff Peter didn t realize that she was an employee when Mrs Smythe asked him to show her around They spent a lot of time together and he came to like her too much He decided to head back to France when the winter came because he liked her too much and he wouldn t lower himself to become involved with someone below his status Belinda didn t know how they were going to spend Christmas but decided to do her best to create a celebration She talked to the priest at their church and they invited a few people who were new to Boston or couldn t afford a Christmas over to have a meal with them Belinda was restless after the Christmas decorations were put away and Mrs Smythe decided it was time to take a trip abroad Belinda was so excited and they headed to Spain, Rome, Italy and finally to France to see Peter and meet Frank They were surprised to find that Peter was newly married and Frank would soon be married too They soon headed back home to Boston Belinda was restless but not homesick and she didn t understand why until she met an older man in clergy attire They talked and he spoke about leaving his home and traveling to America He said that he could do that because God would be going with him in his heart Belinda thought that maybe her restlessness was because she had become to busy in her duties as a nurse to make time for God She had somehow left him behind She went to find her Bible and spent some time reading and apologizing to him for not taking him with her and keeping him first in her heart She felt better after realizing that missing God in her life was what was causing her restlessness


  5. says:

    This isn t as much of a stand alone novel as the ones before it This one and 8 Love Finds a Home go together.I enjoyed this book because it takes us to Boston a totally new experience for the Davis family This isn t as much of a stand alone novel as the ones before it This one and 8 Love Finds a Home go together.I enjoyed this book because it takes us to Boston a totally new experience for the Davis family


  6. says:

    A great finale overall to a great series I will admit, Belinda s story was NOT Marty s, but still overall one of my favorite series.


  7. says:

    Maybe my least favorite of the series, but still adorable.


  8. says:

    This is the seventh in the series While reading all the books in order would add a deeper sense of the ongoing story, it is not absolutely necessary to enjoy this book Likewise, this book tells a complete story even though there is still one book left in the saga.This is a Christian book Faith, dependence on God and prayer are important in the lives of these people and this book points that out in a slightly different way.In some ways, this book is two different stories, although Belinda is m This is the seventh in the series While reading all the books in order would add a deeper sense of the ongoing story, it is not absolutely necessary to enjoy this book Likewise, this book tells a complete story even though there is still one book left in the saga.This is a Christian book Faith, dependence on God and prayer are important in the lives of these people and this book points that out in a slightly different way.In some ways, this book is two different stories, although Belinda is mostly the center of both There is the story of events in her home town and then there is the story of things after she leaves for Boston The latter is different in so many ways from all the previous stories of this series largely because the environment is so completely different.I thought there was a lot of stupidity on the part of so many different characters in this book, including Belinda view spoiler I am totally surprised that she would be led astray by the completely foreign lifestyle in Boston or that it would in any way appeal to her A woman like that can t stand not to be busy and that means working The ending partially accounts for that by saying she began to be led astray even before she left home partly by the attention of Rand and Jackson, but that explanation doesn t satisfy me hide spoiler There is a short but humorous section where the entirely modest Belinda has to deal with a low neck line on a dress that was purchased for her.There are no mature themes and no sex


  9. says:

    This one goes down as one of my favorites in the series Why Because I could personally relate to a lot of the themes and situations that took place Rifts in family, being so caught up with things that you forget to make time for God I didn t feel like I was reading about a fictional family in which everything is always great and problems are solved snaps fingers like that, but about a REAL family that doesn t always make the best choices, that doesn t always get along and that doesn t al This one goes down as one of my favorites in the series Why Because I could personally relate to a lot of the themes and situations that took place Rifts in family, being so caught up with things that you forget to make time for God I didn t feel like I was reading about a fictional family in which everything is always great and problems are solved snaps fingers like that, but about a REAL family that doesn t always make the best choices, that doesn t always get along and that doesn t always solve their problems within two chapters This book spoke to me like none of the others have My only real complaints 1 What the heck happened to Drew The guy who lost his arm Forget Rand and Jackson, I was hoping Drew and Belinda would get together Speaking of Jackson can t stand him2 The trip to Europe could have been SO muchin depth instead of just the single chapter it was But I do understand why the author did it like that


  10. says:

    I read and enjoyed several novels in this series in the early 1980s, and this novel was like visiting old friends and catching up with family news Love Takes Wing was a quick, easy read I liked the open ending not a marriage , but I guess I will have to read the next book in the series to see what ultimate decision Belinda makes now that she re establishes her relationship with God does she leave her wealthy employer and return home to her family and one of her former beaus Both the builder I read and enjoyed several novels in this series in the early 1980s, and this novel was like visiting old friends and catching up with family news Love Takes Wing was a quick, easy read I liked the open ending not a marriage , but I guess I will have to read the next book in the series to see what ultimate decision Belinda makes now that she re establishes her relationship with God does she leave her wealthy employer and return home to her family and one of her former beaus Both the builder Rand O Connel and the doctor Jackson Brown were presumptuous of her time, attention, and affection Will there be another option


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Love Takes Wing Book Of The Bestselling Love Comes Softly Series Belinda Davis Had Trained As A Nurse To Assist Her Older Brother, Doctor Luke But As Time Goes By And She Sees Those She S Grown Up With Getting Married And Settling Into Their Own Lives, Belinda Becomes Restless What Had Seemed Exciting And Fresh Becomes Dull And Routine When She Meets An Elderly Woman Who Needs Nursing Care, Belinda Jumps At The Invitation To Go To Boston A Large, Civilized City With Cultural Opportunities She S Never Even Dreamed Of In Her Little Prairie Town But In Spite Of Financial Security And Countless New Experiences, Belinda Finds Herself Restless, Lonely, And Empty Inside