A Searching Heart

by Janette Oke
Series: A Prairie Legacy #2
256 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by Reviewer137

Spiritual and good morality.


This story is of a girl named Virginia Simpson who is waiting to join her boyfriend in college. It shows her struggles and hard-times. The book also shows her courage that holds her family together.


There are good morals. The author explains how even the most terrible happening can be be made easier if you have Jesus in your live.

Spiritual Content

Virginia is a "Christian" and loves to spread the good news to others. She lives with a preacher and his mother for a time and is brought up in a Christian atmosphere.


There is no violence.

Drug and Alcohol Content

Virginia's ex-best friend's father drinks. He was an alcoholic until he was saved.

Sexual Content

There is no sexual content.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

There is no crude or profane language or behavior.


A Searching Heart is a book that will make you excited at times and will almost make you cry at other times as you feel the pain of the characters. This is a very good book with good Christian morals. Though not considered one of Oke's best novels, it is still a nice read for fans of her other books.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 13+

Review Rating:

Average rating: 3 stars
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