It has been awhile since I have read a book by Janette Oke but “Where Courage Calls” reminded me why I once enjoyed them so much. In fact, this collaboration between Janette and her daughter Laurel may just be the best one yet. I enjoyed the fact that although there were several men who showed interest in Beth, the story was so much more than a romance and actually left that aspect unresolved for the most part. I loved Beth’s determination to fulfill her obligations despite adverse conditions. I also liked the way she did everything she could to help the children and the miners and managed to bring the entire community together to help each other. I was honestly sorry to see the book come to an end and look forward to hopefully reading more about Beth and her new friends in Coal Valley in the near future.
“Where Courage Calls” is a must for fans of Janette Oke and a good place to start for those who are not familiar with her novels.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Janette Oke is 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.
Don’t miss beloved author Janette Oke’s latest book, Where Courage Calls (co-written with her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan). The storyline and characters in Where Courage Calls are based on 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:
- iPad Mini
- Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
- When Calls the Heart DVD
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!)