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I almost wanted to give this book a 2.5 It s not that I didn t like the book I did And Janette Oke is one of my all time favorite authors And it s not that I didn t resonate with the characters I did And I m probablylike Berta that I care to admit Maybe that s one of the reasons it was hard to read It was just such a downer for most of it It took so long for her to really wake up move on And while that is true to life for most of us, it was just hard to get through that whole I almost wanted to give this book a 2.5 It s not that I didn t like the book I did And Janette Oke is one of my all time favorite authors And it s not that I didn t resonate with the characters I did And I m probablylike Berta that I care to admit Maybe that s one of the reasons it was hard to read It was just such a downer for most of it It took so long for her to really wake up move on And while that is true to life for most of us, it was just hard to get through that whole book see that the change was finally there at the end it felt a bit rushed I just kept thinking of all the loose ends how little book was left to read Wow This book was soo good Probably my favorite of Oke s thus far The characters were real Oh, so real I got frustrated with them, understood their pain, anger, and their emotions, and had hope Some of the things that happened were so heartbreaking, I started tearing up The setting and plot was nicely done, too, it gave the book a gentle touch.The story itself really touched me I find myself feeling somethings in common with the main character, Berta Seeing her journey was inspiring A Wow This book was soo good Probably my favorite of Oke s thus far The characters were real Oh, so real I got frustrated with them, understood their pain, anger, and their emotions, and had hope Some of the things that happened were so heartbreaking, I started tearing up The setting and plot was nicely done, too, it gave the book a gentle touch.The story itself really touched me I find myself feeling somethings in common with the main character, Berta Seeing her journey was inspiring And actually, just a few days ago I was thinking of one of my own antagonist in my novel asking the same questions this book was asking How incredible of God to show me this book, while I was finding answers for my own novel myself It was awesome Amazing, sweet book sigh Characters were frustrating, there was so many trials and so little hope, and the whole story kind of dragged out Ugh 2.5 stars. Such a great story about two vastly different sisters and their tumultuous relationship through childhood, the teen years, and on into their adult lives Written in usual, charming Janette Oke style, I enjoyed this book although it wasn t my favorite of her works. This was technically a reread for me this is my favorite Janette Oke book and it had been a few years since I read it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Overall, it was a very good book It was exactly what I expected it to be, having watched the movie versions of the Love Comes Softly saga a Christian historical romance.The characters were engaging and relatable Glenna who could have very easily been presented as the far too perfect, pious daughter actually was revealed by the end to have to work really hard at being so sweet and giving Berta the main character was especially relatable for me.The main point or question in the story Overall, it was a very good book It was exactly what I expected it to be, having watched the movie versions of the Love Comes Softly saga a Christian historical romance.The characters were engaging and relatable Glenna who could have very easily been presented as the far too perfect, pious daughter actually was revealed by the end to have to work really hard at being so sweet and giving Berta the main character was especially relatable for me.The main point or question in the story seems to be that we make the choices in our life We are who we want to be Glenna wanted to be sweet and put the needs of others before herself, so she did that Berta had this view of herself as being unloved and, therefore, unlovable She went through her whole life pushing people away her family, her friends and the one man who truly loved her for who she was.Through a series of tragedies, she comes to realize that she s made her life miserable through the choices she s made She decides to turn her life around It s a work in progress Even by the end, she s not quite there, but the reader knows she s well on the path to happiness.There s a couple instances when the Christian Religious message is a bit heavy handed So, for someone who isn t especially religious that would be bothersome I didn t mind at all, since I m quite religious.I m a sensitive person I m not ashamed to say that I ve cried at books before usually because a character died There was one character in this book whose death made me cry However, I also cried at the end of the story, because it was so touching That s not a reaction I have often and, for me, speaks to the skill of the author.I ll end by saying that I really enjoyed the book and I ll definitely readby this author I think I d like to start her Canadian West series I ll be checking my library for When Calls the Heart, which is the first book in that series Oh, Berta I fear what that defiant spirit and quick temper might cost you in life Berta sees herself as plain, ordinary, and unappreciated compared to her glowing, outgoing, adored sister, Glenna That perception affects how Berta lives her life But she ll eventually have to take true stock of what she has become, and why, in The Bluebird and the Sparrow by author Janette Oke.I believe this is the third time I ve read this novel, counting the first time I did so back in my adolescence PreOh, Berta I fear what that defiant spirit and quick temper might cost you in life Berta sees herself as plain, ordinary, and unappreciated compared to her glowing, outgoing, adored sister, Glenna That perception affects how Berta lives her life But she ll eventually have to take true stock of what she has become, and why, in The Bluebird and the Sparrow by author Janette Oke.I believe this is the third time I ve read this novel, counting the first time I did so back in my adolescence Pretty sure I was first drawn by its original book cover from the 90s, which I still prefer I think the story benefits from the rather pastel cover that s softly vibrant and lovely becauseWell, because Berta is a downer much of the time But her story is a lovely one Berta is a depiction of how jealousy can make even a competent person illogical, petty, and bitter It makes real, unfortunate sense.The scenes during Berta and Glenna s childhood give the general gist of how they come into womanhood Granted, that general gist all but makes caricatures of them for a while, with a too sour older sister and a too sweet younger one Yet, Berta s moments of self awareness make her character relatable There s a realness to her journey, her pain, and what she must one day come to learn.This ChristFic novel is comfort reading for me Not because it s perfect or happy go lucky it s neither but because it brings relevant truth about life, love, and self acceptance in a simple and ultimately lovely way This book was really really really sad And really really good it was so bitter sweet I really love Glenna She does sometimes seem to be WAY too perfect But it kind of made me want to rethink how I wanted to act I actually felt bad for Berta So I know this book gets awfully sad, and I know some friends who quit it mid through, but I m so glad I finished it, the ending is SO worth it The Bluebird The Sparrow will be 4 5 stars , since it was super sad, and it DID get a bit boring This book was really really really sad And really really good it was so bitter sweet I really love Glenna She does sometimes seem to be WAY too perfect But it kind of made me want to rethink how I wanted to act I actually felt bad for Berta So I know this book gets awfully sad, and I know some friends who quit it mid through, but I m so glad I finished it, the ending is SO worth it The Bluebird The Sparrow will be 4 5 stars , since it was super sad, and it DID get a bit boringotherwise, it was a heartfelt, adorable, bittersweet, story {Ebook} æ The Bluebird and the Sparrow Ú Overshadowed by the vivacious and outgoing Glenna, dependable and serious Berta must come to terms with her relationship with her sister and her feelings of being plain and ordinary This book was a fantastic read by Janette Oke and is easily one of my favourite books by her I loved how we were following through the life of a very clearly imperfect person and seeing how one little sinful attitute could end up dominating a person s life and the decisions they make It made for a deep and thought provoking read, and certianly went away from the sterotypical prairie books which tend to have a fairly good and godly person as the heroine, and made this book feeltrue to This book was a fantastic read by Janette Oke and is easily one of my favourite books by her I loved how we were following through the life of a very clearly imperfect person and seeing how one little sinful attitute could end up dominating a person s life and the decisions they make It made for a deep and thought provoking read, and certianly went away from the sterotypical prairie books which tend to have a fairly good and godly person as the heroine, and made this book feeltrue to life This book leaves you with the desire to examine yourself in the light of God s standards and to realise that just as surely as He has made us who we are, we should not be comparing ourselves to others so much as to Him, and that what really matters is that we are living a life lived for Him and His glory