Friday, July 24, 2015

"Where Courage Calls" by Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan

About this 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?
  A special companion story to Hallmark Channel's
"When Calls the Heart" TV series.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Return to the Canadian West” series.
(Review of #2 Here!) {There is another series that follows Beth’s aunt, Elizabeth, called the “Canadian West” series. Read Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #3 Here, #4 Here, #5 Here, and #6 Here.  You do not have to read the first series to understand this one, but it’s a great series to read. :) }

Spiritual Content- Many, many Prayers; Many, many Talks about God, the Bible & Witnessing; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Scriptures are quoted, read & mentioned; Mentions of those in the Bible; Church going & Hymns are sung; Bible studies & plays; Christmas, carols & a play.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blamed’, and a ‘who the blazes’; Mentions of curses said but not written; A mention of a dead deer (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of spankings; Mentions of gambling, liquor & drinking.

Sexual Content- A gossip that miners have two wives; Mentions of flirting; A bit of noticing & the emotions.

-Beth Thatcher
                                         P.O.V. of Beth
                                              Set in the 1920s (I believe)
                                                        329 pages

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My personal Rating- 
My goodness! I’m trying not to compare it to the TV show, but though they are very different, I really, really enjoyed “Where Courage Calls”. Not really anything like the TV show (which I wasn’t expecting it to be) but it was still great.
 Next Friday I’ll be reviewing book #2 in this series and on August 7th, there will be a fun post all about When Calls the Heart: the Books, Movie & TV Show. :D

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*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.

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