Thursday, February 20, 2014

When Courage Calls By Janette Oke GIVEAWAY!

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.

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Celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, Janette Oke is the recipient of the 1992 ECPA President's Award, the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. 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, 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.

I really enjoy Mrs. Oke's books and I had missed them, I was very excited to read and review this book.
This was a wonderful mild romance and moving story.
I loved the strong characters and the plot  classic Oke style. I loved the character Beth. I was sad to see the book end.
If you are a fan of Oke's books then you are sure to love this one as well. 
Maybe there will be a second book and we will find out what Beth is going to do after her visit home in the summer.
I really love the mother daughter team writing. What a neat idea.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 


  1. I have loved Janette Oke's books forever! If you want a good clean Christian read, this is the author. I haven't read any of her books yet that was co-authored with her daughter. I'm sure I am in for a real treat.

    Thank you Mary for your great review!

    Judy B

    1. Judy, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

    2. Thank you Mary! Looking forward to receiving it!

  2. I love Janette's Oke's books! I would love to win this and share with my mom!

  3. I am so excited to read this book and love that Janette and her daughter are co-authors! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Mary!

  4. love Janette Oke's books !!! awesome writer Blessings ,DanaGirl

  5. One of my favorite authors! I am sure that I would enjoy this book. Hope it's a win for me!

  6. I love Janet Okes books so much. I really want this one. I also love the way her books are brought to movies. It is so refreshing to find good wholesome books that can be passed down to other generations. Her books fit that category.

    Thank you Mary

    Cathy Weber

  7. wonderful review,I love Janette Oke's books!

  8. Mary, thank you for a great interview. Jannette Oke's books are some of the best. I think the opportunity for a mother and daughter to come together and combine their talents would be simply wonderful. Mary, you do such a great job, Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  9. We have been watching that on Hallmark. Thanks Mary for your review.

  10. Looks good, Mary. It's in my TBR pile! Great review!

  11. Hi Mary. I have loved Janette Oke for many years.Love her books, and the movies that have been made from her books. The Love Comes Softly series was very popular. I have been watching her new movie and I hardly ever win here, but hoping maybe my luck will change on this one. Can wish anyway. Thanks for your give-aways. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. A great author and a wonderful review. Love her books so much!
    Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  13. Loved all her movies, but haven't gotten to read any of her books yet.

  14. I have been a fan of Janette Oake for many many years and would love to win! thanks, Mary!