Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan ~ Review & Litfuse Tour

Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel

My Review:

Beth Thatcher is determined to beat the odds and prove to her family that she can survive on her own as a teacher in a small coal mining town. Will her faith pull her through even when she has two very different men vying for her heart?

Where Courage Calls is a well written story, with classic values and an admirable heroine. Everything one could hope for from an Oke novel. I loved the timeless quality to the story, and writing which to me just confirms why Janette Oke has long been a household name in Christian Fiction and Romance.

One of my favorite things about this book was Beth's growing faith, and trust in God through the tough times, when it would have been easy to take things into her own hands.

This is an engaging tale from start to finish, and if you think that you don't need to read this book because you saw the movie, think again! The movie leaves off at what is only about 15% of the way through the book, so if you want to find out what happens...

Overall this was a terrific read, with a godly love story that I hope will continue in future books. I liked how the ending was both open and satisfying, so that even if there aren't any more new books for a while I won't die, but left me wanting more just the same! Reading this book brought me back to my younger years when all I read were Janette Oke books, with its classic coming of age tale mixed with sweet romance. I think it is so awesome that Ms. Oke's daughter is helping her to continue the legacy of great stories for all ages!

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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?

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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.
Check out all of the other great stops on this tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/joke

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!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

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