Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woman of Courage By Wanda E. Brunstetter

Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future. You are sure to enjoy this historical romance adventure from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.

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Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

 I love Wanda's Amish fiction, but let me tell you all something she can write a Quaker book like nobody else can.
This was a journey I was so thrilled to take.
I was right there in the mountains sleeping out in the wilderness with Amanda and Mary and Buck.
I was so surprised at the ending and very happy.
The Indians made the story so much more believable as well.
This just may have been Wanda's best book yet.
I gave this book 5 stars two times! I highly recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Oh my! Historical fiction with Indians and a Quaker! I have to read this book! Wanda is one of my favorite authors. Thanks Mary for this review!

  2. Well this sounds really good seems that you really liked it.Thanks Mary for all you do.

  3. This book has been on my wishlist since I heard about it. I love the cover, and I just know that it is a wonderful book. I have read most of her books, if not all, and every one has been wonderful! Hope to win this book!

  4. This one really sounds like a winner, Mary. Thank you for a great review. I love Wanda's books so I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

  5. Oh, Mary! I can hardly wait to read this book! It's in my to read pile, and I'm really looking forward to it. Wanda's books are some of my all-time favorites. Thanks for a wonderful review!

  6. Anything by Wanda E. Brunstetter has to be good !! Blessings DanaGirl

  7. Oh Mary. I love Wanda's writings. She really is great. She was my second author in Amish books I read. Also, I like books about Quakers. I'm sure she had to have courage to do what she did. Life was hard, and lots of times dangerous back then.
    Women had to be tough in order to make it. And, she needed lots of trust in GOD. I'm anxious to read this book. Please add my name for a chance to win it.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I love reading historical books and one written by Wanda is better still!

    Great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  9. I am looking forward to reading Woman of Courage. .a follower of your blog..

  10. This is one book I can't wait to read! I love Wanda's books. I have met her in person twice! She is a wonderful, beautiful, person! Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  11. I haven't read anything by Wanda that wasn't about Amish. I'm curious to see how I'll like this book.
    Good review, Mary. Ü

  12. This book sounds good. Just about as good as that peach tea l had today!

  13. I love Wanda's b ook. Would love to get and read this one too.

  14. I've been a fan of Wanda's for years! I would love to read this book too!