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Where Courage Calls (#01 in Return To The Canadian West Series)

Janette OkeLaurel Oke Logan
Where Courage Calls (#01 in Return To The Canadian West Series)
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Where Courage Calls (#01 in Return To The Canadian West Series)

Janette OkeLaurel Oke Logan

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Assigned to a remote frontier school in western Canada, newly trained teacher Beth Thatcher entrusts her future to God and sets out. But conditions there are even worse than she feared. Furthermore, Beth's heart is torn between two young Mounties. Will she return east as soon as her first year is over?

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Assigned to a remote frontier school in western Canada, newly trained teacher Beth Thatcher entrusts her future to God and sets out. But conditions there are even worse than she feared. Furthermore, Beth's heart is torn between two young Mounties. Will she return east as soon as her first year is over?
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Janette Oke Returns with a New Prairie Romance!

After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she's assigned the position no one else wants--in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills of western Canada--she worries she doesn't have the courage to accept.

Inspired by the diary of her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years earlier, as well as her father's encouragement, Beth eventually decides to put her trust in God and leave behind all she's ever known.

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 very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. 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 unexpected 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?

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Meet the Authors

Janette Oke

Janette Oke was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. They married in 1957 and served in churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke writes historical novels which portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. This book experienced immediate success and became a series. She has won a number of awards including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 Presidents Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999, the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Oke has published some 75 books including, The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful childrens picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Songs of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn. - Publisher.

Laurel Oke Logan

Logan was born and raised in Canada. She is a homemaker and writer.

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A must-read series!
5 stars By Clare, Apr 23 2018
Where Courage Calls was a great read, and an awesome start to the rest of the series, I couldn't wait to read the next one! 
Would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is a big fan of the 'when calls the heart' tv series, or anyone else who is looking for a new series to read! 
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Enjoyable
4 stars By Jacqueline, Jan 07 2017
This is the first in a series of three books that follows the life of Elizabeth (Beth) Thatcher. Although the whole series is considered in the romance genre this first book contains very little of the romance.  I loved the story though. Beth is a very privileged young woman who has chosen to go West and teach in a very primitive coal mining town which has no electricity or inside plumbing in the homes. The families are extremely poor. I loved how Beth faced each obstacle with realistic fear but then trusts God and moves forward in courage. It is a beautiful gentle story of a young woman finding herself. I am looking forward to reading the next installments of her story.
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Recommended for all Janette Oke fans
5 stars By Iola, Jan 31 2014
When Courage Calls is co-authored by Janette and her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan, and it's just as good as the early books. It features Beth Thatcher, a young relative of Elizabeth (from When Calls the Heart), and Beth is following her aunt's footsteps by leaving the security of her well-to-do Toronto home to take a job teaching in the West-Coal Valley, a mining town, in the 1920's. 

It's not a romance (although there are romantic elements). It's the story of a young woman from a privileged upbringing who finds herself serving in a small town with no conveniences (no shops-not even indoor plumbing). As the story progresses, she is challenged by people and circumstances, and learns to rely on God for guidance in times of difficulty. It's reminiscent of the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, but it's also entirely Beth's own story. 
Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review. 
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  • Catalogue Code 389833
  • Product Code 9780764212314
  • ISBN 0764212311
  • EAN 9780764212314
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Feb 2014
  • Sales Rank #2116
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.362kg

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