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Friday, August 8, 2014

Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter

Woman of Courage  Picture, Synopsis, and author info from Goodreads

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 Percé 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.

My Review:

When I started this book I thought, oh I really am not going to enjoy this, but boy was I wrong.  I really don't like books about the west and books about American Indians, but this book was so well written that it was very enjoyable.  I felt like I really connected with the characters and really related to their struggles, and they have many struggles in this book.  I really liked the faith connection of this book.  Even though the characters had extreme problems, most of them still relied on God and didn't turn their backs on Him.  Wanda is such a crafted storyteller and this story flowed so well.  This book goes to show that if you follow God, anything is possible.

Great job Wanda.  I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Wanda E. Brunstetter
A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.

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