When Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Posted 18 February, 2014 by Paige in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways / 0 Comments

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
About the 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?

My Review:
Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I love Janette Oke, absolutely love her! I love her books, the movies that are based off of them, along with the upcoming TV show about this book in particular that I can’t wait to see. 
Beth has been living a pretty sheltered life, but inspired by her aunt, she takes a teaching job in rugged western Canada. You really see her grow throughout the book and she and the other characters are so well developed you find yourself loving all of them dearly. This book had me really wanted to read the series involving Elizabeth, Beth’s aunt. I would highly recommend When Courage Calls for fans of historic type fiction, for fans of past Oke novels, or for fans of really, really awesome books in general. This is one that heads to the favorite shelf and I can see being reread time and time again! 
*I received this book for review for this blog tour, but this in no way affected my review or opinion*



Janette Oke’s newest book, Where Courage Calls (co-written with her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan), is receiving rave reviews. It is the companion story to Hallmark Channel’s TV series When Calls the Heart, set in the Canadian west.

Janette and Laurel are celebrating with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on March 4th.

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One winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the Where Courage Calls Facebook Party on March 4th. Connect with Janette and Laurel for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more!


So grab your copy of Where Courage Calls and join Janette and Laurel on the evening of March 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

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