The following is a book review of Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan and was provided through Litfuse. I received a copy of the book for the purposes of this review, all opinions are mine and mine alone and no other compensation was received.
Beth Thatcher is trying to find out what God’s will is for her life. She accepts the call to go teach in a remote mining village that is days away from all she knows. The trip there is punctuated with disasters and rain and when she finally arrives, all she has left is the clothes on her back. She steps into a place that is years behind in modern conveniences, full of prejudice and is nothing that she had prepared herself for.
Can Beth last for the duration of her teaching contract? Will she learn to listen to God’s direction for her life? Will she even survive the year?
Where Courage Calls takes you on a trip back in time to the far Western mining communities in Canada to what nearly amounts to another world. You are drawn into the community of Coal Valley with the grief of the widows from the recent mining accident that took nearly all of the town’s husbands and fathers, to the abject poverty of life out in the mountains with ladies who have nearly no way to support themselves in the economy of the company town. It is a story of grief, acceptance, hope and ultimately perseverance and triumph. You journey with the town of Coal Valley as they are picking up the remaining shards of their lives to move on into the future and hopefully teach their children that there is more than a destiny in the mines when they become adults.
This book was a fun read and I can highly recommend it. It is by Janette Oke, who is basically the Grandmother of Christian historical romance fiction, so you know it is well written.
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:
- 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!