Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected…
Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada. Inspired by her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years ago, and gently encouraged by her father, Beth resolves to put her trust in God and bravely face any challenge that comes her way.
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she’d feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have had very little prior education, and many of the locals don’t even speak English. There isn’t even a proper schoolhouse. In addition, Beth’s heart is torn between two young men–both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.
Despite the many challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she’s had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Wow, what a blessing to read another book from one of the most well know authors I know, Janette Oke, along with Janette’s daughter Laurel Oke Logan. I have read and re-read all of Janette Oke’s books and I love, love, love them all! And When Courage Calls is another awesome book from this mother/daughter team.
I love that the story is about a young lady from a wealthy family moving to a poor mining town without electricity, and that tells what else it is without. Beth is such a sweet lady, and even though it was so difficult for her, and even more after losing everything she had. The reception she rec’d in Coal Valley was heartwarming, and I loved the acceptance from the mothers who were so eager for Beth to teach their children. As I went through the struggles and difficulties together with Beth, I fell in love with her, as well as these Coal Valley people. So much so that I was wishing to be there, helping in any way I could!
There is so much I could say about this book, but words just can’t describe how much I enjoyed this story, so I encourage you to pick up a copy for your own enjoyment. You will be thrilled to read another from legendary author Janette Oke, and if you haven’t read any of her books, When Courage Calls is an awesome book to start with!
I received this book from the publisher Bethany House and Litfuse Publishing Group to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
**Janette Oke** Celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, Janette Oke is the recipient of numerous awards. Her novels have sold more than 30 million copies and are beloved by readers around the world. Janette lives with her husband, Edward, in Alberta, Canada.
**Laurel Oke Logan**, is the daughter of Edward and Janette Oke, is the author of “Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie,” as well as the novel “Dana’s Valley,” which she co-wrote with her mom. Laurel and her husband have six children and two sons-in-law and live near Indianapolis, Indiana.
Janette Oke’s newest book, Where Courage Calls (co-written with her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan), is receiving rave reviews. It is the companion story to Hallmark Channel’s TV series When Calls the Heart, set in the Canadian west.
Janette and Laurel are celebrating with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on March 4th.
One winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the Where Courage Calls Facebook Party on March 4th. Connect with Janette and Laurel for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more!
So grab your copy of Where Courage Calls and join Janette and Laurel on the evening of March 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)
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