Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel

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Baker Publishing Group, Feb 4, 2014 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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?






A special companion story to Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart TV series

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Review: Where Courage Calls (Return to the Canadian West #1)

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I decided to read this because I watched a new tv series called "When Calls the Heart" on Netflix and really enjoy it. I didn't realize that the book was written as a companion to the Hallmark movie ... Read full review

Review: Where Courage Calls (Return to the Canadian West #1)

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This beautiful cover does the book absolute justice! I LOVE that dress! And the background is just beautiful.(view spoiler)[ I thought the little mystery about Davie Grant and the still made the book so much better. (hide spoiler)] Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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.

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