Monday, May 12, 2014

"Woman of Courage" by Wanda E. Brunstetter

About this book:

  “A Quaker Woman Dares the Unknown to be a Missionary
  Jilted by her fiancé, Amanda Pearson gives up on romance and turns to her Quaker faith for reassurance. She becomes determined to follow the Rev. and Mrs. Spalding into the western wilderness to minister to the Nez Perce Indians.
  But a three-thousand-mile journey in 1837 is fraught with danger for anyone, and soon Amanda finds herself recovering from near death in a trapper’s cabin. His Indian wife becomes Amanda’s first convert—and friend. But the trapper and his intriguing half-Indian friend want nothing to do with Christians.
  Buck McFadden has received nothing but pain from white men who claim Christ as their lord. He wants only to be left to his solitary life, but he can’t seem to walk away from Amanda.
  Amanda fears she’ll never reach the mission in the Lapwai Valley. This journey has become life-changing for her—and those she meets—and the choices she must make are almost unbearable.”

 Series: As of now, no. 

Spiritual Content- Ephesians 6:10 in the beginning; Psalm 23, Isaiah 26:3-4, Matthew 6:14-15, Romans 10:9-10, John 1:1-4, Deuteronomy 31:6, Many prayers & witnessing; Some Indians believe that “The Great Spirit” and God are the same; Buck doesn’t believe in God because of a man in his past.     

Negative Content- Being a book where half the main characters are Indian,  talks of arrows through the skin, Blackfoot attacks, blood wounds (some semi-detailed), bear attacks (one very detailed), “bagging” animals, gun shooting, knife stabbing, skinning (& plucking) their next meal, and killing a bear (very detailed).   

Sexual Content- One semi-detailed kiss; Three babies are both & Amanda (kinda) helps deliver them (Not very detailed); A man forces himself on Amanda & Mary twice—kissing both of them.

-Amanda Pearson
-Buck McFadden
-Mary Yellow Bird
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Jim, Gray Eagle & Two Feathers.
                                              Set in 1837
                                                        316 pages

 Pre & New Teens-

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

{Not for the girl who gets queasy at the mention of blood and/or killing animals—lower stars for that on my personal rating—since I do get queasy at those topics}
I normally don’t like stories about/featuring Indians (At age 10, I was pulling my own teeth to read Kaya’s books—the only ones I lacked from saying that I had read all the American Girl books) and stories set before or during the Civil War, but while I didn’t enjoy this book a large amount, older girls who find those topics interesting might like this book. 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Shiloh Run Press) and the Author for this review.


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