"Love Comes Softly" is a novel written by Janette Oke, published in 1979. This work is the first installment in the "Love Comes Softly" series, which has gained popularity in the inspirational and romantic fiction genre. Classified as "Christian fiction."
The story follows Marty Claridge, a young widow who, after losing her husband in a tragic accident, begins a journey westward with her young daughter. As she faces the challenges and adversities along the way, Marty meets Clark Davis, a kind-hearted man who offers her a marriage of convenience to help her situation.
Janette Oke's narrative is characterized by her exemplary approach, exploring themes of faith, hope and love in the midst of life's trials. "Love Comes Softly" is appreciated for its family values, set in the midst of the 19th century. It is not a work of great literature, but it is a novel that will appeal to readers looking for heartwarming and value-driven stories.