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Love Takes Wing Summary & Study Guide

Janette Oke
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In the novel "Love Takes Wing" by Janette Oak, Belinda Davis learns that without friendship, wealth means nothing; just as a life without God can leave one feeling empty and meaningless. In the course of the novel, Belinda allows herself to lose focus on God as she moves to Boston to provide private nursing assistance to an elderly lady. This new life introduces Belinda to wealth, parties, and travel, experiences she never believed that she had gone through. However, she finds herself feeling restless and desperate in her attempt to find her place in a new society. The words of an elderly minister help her to recognize that the reason behind her unhappiness is that she has left God behind in her search for happiness.

In the beginning of the novel, Belinda feels left behind in her small prairie town as her younger nieces get married and move away. An accident causes a rift in the family - a situation that causes Belinda much distress. She also feels pressured to make a commitment that she doesn't feel ready to make by the two young men who are courting her. Hence, it is easy for Belinda to decide to go to Boston when an elderly woman whom she has been nursing invites her to go to that town to be her personal nurse.

In Boston, Belinda enters a world that is entirely foreign to her. Her employer, Mrs. Stafford-Smyth intends her to be both a nurse and a companion. Since she is given special privileges as a companion, the other members of the staff are hateful to her and distance themselves. Mrs. Stafford-Smyth arranges for her visiting grandson to accompany Belinda around Boston. Although Belinda begins to have feelings for Pierre, he returns to France, knowing their relationship wouldn't work. Feeling restless, Belinda and Mrs. Stafford-Smyth travel abroad to France and Spain. It is not until Belinda talks to an elderly minister on the ship back to America that Belinda realizes her emptiness is the result of leaving God behind. In the conclusion, Belinda renews her relationship with God. She also makes up her mind to be a better friend and Christian witness to Mrs. Stafford-Smyth.

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