Woman Of Courage
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
-From the back cover-
A Quaker Woman Dares
the Unknown to Be a Missionary
Jilted by her fiancé, Amanda Pearson gives up on romance and turns to her Quaker faith for reassurance. She becomes determined to follow the Rev. and Mrs. Spalding into the western wilderness to minister to the Nez Perce Indians.
But a three-thousand-mile journey in 1837 is fraught with danger for anyone, and soon Amanda finds herself recovering from near death in a trapper's cabin. His Indian wife becomes Amanda's first convert – and friend. But the trapper and his intriguing half-Indian friend want nothing to do with Christians.
Buck McFadden has received nothing but pain from white men who claim Christ as their lord. He wants only to be left to his solitary life, but he can't seem to walk away from Amanda.
Amanda fears she'll never reach the mission in Lapwai Valley. This journey has become life-changing for her – and those she meets – and the she must make are almost unbearable.
Nice historical from Wanda E. Brunstetter.
I've only read Wanda E. Brunstetter's contemporary Amish stories before, so a historical with a Quaker heroine sounded interesting. Toss in the Lapwai Mission which, was close enough that I learned about it during my school years, and my attention was caught. I also liked how Woman Of Courage features some rather little-known history, unless you live in the Northwest, including the Spaldings, the mission, Indian traditions, and quite a bit more.
This Book received a 3.5 Bark rating.
Amanda's faith never seems to waiver even when faced with the most trying of circumstances, and ever so slowly Buck begins to open himself little by little to that faith and to Amanda herself. I have to admit, though, that my absolute favorite character in this book was Thunder. He is protective and very loyal to his friends.
I think another thing that caught my attention is the lovely cover. It teases the reader's imagination and hints at the exciting story within.
A story of discovery, faith, loyalty, sacrifice, and love that transcends cultures. If you love Wanda E. Brunstetter or historicals or both, Woman Of Courage just might be a good pick.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Woman Of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter a 3.5 Bark rating.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press; GLD edition (April 4, 2014)
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