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.
One winner will receive:
- iPad Mini
- Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
- When Calls the Heart DVD
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!
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!
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?
Read an excerpt and purchase a copy at Baker Publishing Group.
About the Authors:
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.
I love reading Janette Oke books as they really have a depth that some Christian fiction doesn’t have today, including a chaste romance within the pages of her books, and in this one her daughter was included in the writing of Where Courage Calls. I must admit though I haven’t read any of the other books in this series so there were periods like okay, who is who and where did the movie I watched come into play. After I got over the confusion factor from having not read the other books I followed Beth Thatcher’s story with rapt attention – not wanting to put the book down, in fact I pretty much stayed up late one night just so I could finish reading it! One reason I enjoy Oke’s books is because it takes me to a country and a place that no longer exists, the Canadian West, which it seems is sort of like the United States West but also different in customs – but also with similarities, such as immigrants who live and work and face difficulties and discrimination. Of course, we’ve all heard of those rugged police men who make up the Mounties and Beth has her pick of not just one but two and the choice is one that is hard but ultimately God shows her the man that she should give her heart too.
Of course, while Oke’s books aren’t suspenseful like some on the market they still have their share of suspense and twists and turns that will keep the pages turning. It seemed though at parts some things were rushed and other things were given too much detail – honestly I didn’t care about what she had to eat each night at one point, but regardless, the book kept my attention and the writing style is what I’d expect from this mother daughter team. Beth has a heart like I once had, with a save-the-world mentality and unfortunately that takes a physical toll on her and she realizes that maybe God doesn’t want her having so many irons in the fire at one time but she has a spark that has her wanting to help others and be seen as one of the community instead of an outsider and wins her way into many people’s heart and life. So, without giving away too much I’d have to say I’d definitely recommend this book for those who enjoy a good Christian, historical fiction with a little romance and a dash of suspense thrown in!
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