Thursday, July 24, 2014

Woman of Courage Book Review

I have a really good book to share with you today called Woman of Courage written by Wanda E. Brunsetter that I think you will really enjoy. She combines romance with historical fiction to make her books truly worth reading!

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 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.
My thoughts:

You have to admire a woman who gets jilted one day before her wedding and the next day decides to follow in the footsteps of a missionary and his wife in a trek across America to the tune of 3,000 miles to help the Nez Perce Indians, which is no small feat considering all the dangers that they endured!

Her journey is filled with so many disasters it's a wonder she didn't just give up and either turn around or die. Her father had gone with her to make sure she made it okay but he is met with tragic consequences not long into the trek and so is their guide.

Getting rescued and taken to a man and his wife who is pregnant until she can recover well enough to travel is one silver lining in her journey until they all make the decision to help the man's wife find her family and then that journey begins with a whole new set of tragedies.

Will Amanda and her new friends, Mary and Buck be able to find happiness amidst all of this anger and tragedy? It's a mighty hard time in history and only the strong willed can survive. Is Amanda one of those? I don't know if I would have been considering all that she had to endure, so I guess it's a good thing I wasn't there!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

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.

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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Galinda Barefoot said...

History and romance are always a great combination.

Pat said...

Wanda writes such good books!

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Stephanie said...

I love romantic historical fiction. Nice for days when you just want to curl up somewhere and read

jenn huey said...

I can handle a little romance in my historical fiction if it doesn't take away from the book

Summer Grinstead said...

I think that is a great combo for a good book!

Anita Yancey said...

I like all of my historical fiction books to have romance in them. This one sounds really good. Thanks for having the giveaway.