Where Courage Calls
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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?
I have enjoyed reading Janette Oke books for many years. I recently started watching the Hallmark series “When Calls The Heart” which is based off of Janette’s book Where Courage Calls. I love the Hallmark series and was thrilled when I got the chance to review the book that the series is based from. If you have never read a Janette Oke book, one thing you will notice that is different about her writing than other Christian Authors is how she makes God such an important part of each story. In many Christian fiction books God is mentioned but does not pay such a large role. God is truly the center and heart of all of her books and Where Courage Calls is no exception. It is almost like a devotional book with a good story and I love that! It is a wonderful story of faith and love. I give this book a 5/5. It was wonderful.
*** I received this book from NetGalley free for an honest and fair review***