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Monday, March 3, 2014

Where Courage Calls by Janette and Laurel Oke Logan - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

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?

Purchase a copy and read an excerpt here.

My Thoughts:

Readers can always be assured of a gentle, charming and inspirational romance when they choose a Janette Oke novel, and with her latest release, "Where Courage Calls," co-written with her daughter Laurel, they will not be disappointed.

Combining a look at Western Canadian history with a memorable story of courage and romance, this novel is captivating and fast-moving. The descriptions of the time period are fascinating, and the characters are personable. Janette Oke is known as being a wonderful storyteller and this novel shines as one of her best works. It's great to know that she has also passed down that storytelling skill to her daughter, and the tale here shows that the legacy of these inspirational stories has been passed down to good hands.

I highly recommend anything that Janette Oke has written, and "Where The Courage Calls" would be an ideal place to start.  Fans of inspirational fiction will adore this book, and it would also be a great book for book clubs to discuss.

Special Note:  "Where Courage Calls" is a companion story to Oke's "When Calls The Heart," which has been made into a Hallmark TV movie. 

About The Authors:

Janette Oke

**Janette Oke** Celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, Janette Oke is the recipient of numerous awards. Her novels have sold more than 30 million copies and are beloved by readers around the world. Janette lives with her husband, Edward, in Alberta, Canada.

**Laurel Oke Logan**, is the daughter of Edward and Janette Oke, is the author of "Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie," as well as the novel "Dana's Valley," which she co-wrote with her mom. Laurel and her husband have six children and two sons-in-law and live near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Janette Oke's newest book, Where Courage Calls (co-written with her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan), is receiving rave reviews.

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


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!


My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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