When Comes the Spring is the second book in the Canadian West Series by Janette Oke. I did not like this book nearly as much as the first one. Elizabeth Thatcher is so different from how she was in the first book. In this second book Elizabeth is whiny, very needy and always complaining. I cannot understand how she went from being a career woman who went out west to brave the Canadian frontier, and now she is acting like a spoiled needy brat. She needs to have Wynn by her side every minute or else she feels bored and doesn’t know what to do with herself. This from a woman who found plenty to do with herself when she lived ALONE in the middle of nowhere in the teacherage?
I was very disappointed in her childish and whiny attitude, especially when Wynn said that she needed to wear pants if they are going to go hiking during their honeymoon. I mean the man explained that it was very steep in certain areas and her usual floor length dresses, slips and petticoats could make the climb perilous for her. He was being a loving and concerned new husband. What the heck was her problem? This coming from a level-headed and smart teacher of the first book? There is definitely a disconnect here.
I give this novel 2 our of 5 Stars.