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3.28.2014

Where Courage Calls ~ Review

Where Courage Calls
A When Calls the Heart Novel
by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Where Courage Calls is Beth Thatcher's time to become the woman that she was meant to be, but she had no idea it would be so difficult nor that the mining town would be so primitive.  Having been pampered and coddled all her life Beth is determined to prove herself as she spends the next year as a school teacher for the children of Coal Valley.

Beth, like her "aunt" Elizabeth Delaney, must find out who she is as a person as she confronts a world without luxury.  Think outdoor outhouse middle of winter, no running water (you want a bath you bucket in every single drop!). 

Coal Valley's school is not a school house, it is borrowed space from another business and her mother would not be happy to know about this total lack of everything.

I really liked watching Beth rise to the challenges that keep popping up.  The changes that take place over the year are believable and are worth-while.  If you've read the previous books in the When Calls the Heart series you won't be disappointed in this newest installment.  If you like romance there is a touch of it in Oke's clean sweet style that is so appealing and refreshing.  If you're in search of a good Mountie you're in luck with two who would like to be the one in Beth's life.

Sit back with a nice pot of tea and prepare to wile away a peaceful weekend afternoon (or a night in which you should be sleeping).

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review.

When new schoolteacher Beth Thatcher is assigned a post in a remote mining community, her courage—and her heart—will be tested in ways she never expected.