Bethany House ISBN 9780764212314
Adult Rating: 4
Beth Thatcher is a privileged young woman, yet one who has grown up in a loving, Christian home. She has a passion to teach and is on her way to the rugged foothills of western Canada to fulfill a year’s commitment. Inspired by her schoolteacher aunt, Elizabeth (featured in Oke’s earlier When Calls the Heart), Beth is encouraged by her father but cautioned by her mother because of her health issues. Nevertheless, Beth is trusting God for this challenge. The conditions she finds in Coal Valley are primitive at best–no electricity or running water, not even a proper schoolhouse. What will her mother say when she finds that Beth is teaching in a saloon!
The year that Beth spends in Coal Valley changes her life in many ways. The relationships with her students and their parents encourage her heart and confirm that the Lord has blessed her time with them. Although the time spent in the West is not easy in many ways, time and time again God confirms for her that this is exactly where He wants her to be.
Where Courage Calls is well-written and historically factual. Janette Oke and daughter Laurel Oke Logan bring the characters and the God they serve alive for the reader, but never in a preachy way. The Gospel is clearly presented, and there is even a little romance in the mix. Fans of Oke may be first in line to read this historical novel, but readers who have never been introduced to her will also find this book a delightful, gentle read.
Ceil Carey, CLJ
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