Woman of Courage  -     By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
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Woman of Courage

Barbour Books / 2014 / Paperback

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Amanda Pearson, a Quaker woman suffering from a broken engagement, leaves her home in New York and travels west, to minister to the Nez Perce Indians. Along the way, she encounters many problems, yet she never gives up. Like a true woman of courage, Amanda trusts God to see her through, even when she fights illness, abandonment, misunderstandings, and an unexpected event.

Set in 1837, this historical novel has many twists and turns that will take readers from the rugged Rocky Mountains to Oregon Territory and the home of the Spalding Mission, where the Nez Perce Indians were first introduced to Christianity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1616260831
ISBN-13: 9781616260835
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Publisher's Description

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 first 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.

Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

Editorial Reviews

As a fan of Wanda Brunstetter, I can easily say this is probably my favorite book by far. Historical fiction fans will enjoy this story, but anyone who is looking for a faith-based read, where romantic feelings slowly develop, interesting characters, and more than a few twists will find this one to their liking as well.

I have read many books by this author and have never been disappointed. This book is no exception. Although it is a departure from the Amish genre she normally writes, it is every bit as good and exciting as her Amish books.

Not only did Wanda hook me on another one of her books, but she made me appreciate historical fiction at a new level.

Through the adrenaline rushes to the trials and pain, I was transported into this story. I connected to the characters as they came alive in my mind. I could even picture the surroundings throughout much of this story. For me, Wanda delivered, and she delivered big!

Wanda Brunstetter’s Amish books are a delight, but her story of a Quaker young woman that wants to be a missionary is outstanding. The characters are well done and the story exciting. I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading and I’m sure you won’t be able to either.

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  1. BevK
    WI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Reviewing WOMAN OF COURAGE by Wanda E. Brunstetter
    July 21, 2014
    BevK
    WI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3

    Reviewing WOMAN OF COURAGE by Wanda E. Brunstetter

    First of all, the cover and print of the book is beautifully done and easy to read. I was glad to see a book about the Quakers! The author does a good job of inserting 'modern' comments throughout the book, including describing the people as "Bible-thumpers" when this story takes place in the mid 1800's.

    The story of the 'heroine' goes from bad to worse, and the suspense builds as you think of all the dangers surrounding her. The author does a good job of explaining the custom of selling women by trade or bargaining or cash. The comments people make blaming God for their troubles are realistic and readers may find themselves in the same attitude in their own lives today. She weaves in death and rituals of the times and some other detailed descriptions into her stories, and I felt sometimes to the extreme. She makes use of healing herbs and description of birthing which add interest to the time the story is taking place.

    I particularly liked the hawk in the story, and his trainer; I wished there was more of that included and they fast became my favorite characters.

    I did enjoy the book, and would recommend it.

    I received this book free from Bethany Publishers Barbour Pub. Shiloh Press for review without any restrictions as to my opinion.

    BevK IBELIEVE2

  2. MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonan of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter
    June 22, 2014
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter****

    Young Quaker Amanda Pearson is crushed when her finance Nathan Lane breaks off their engagement the night before the wedding. Not wanting to remain in NY any longer Amanda informs her father that she wants to travel to Oregon Territory and help Rev. and Mrs. Spalding at the Indian missionary there. So her father sells everything and they leave Dansville, NY beginning the 3,000 miles journey across country to the wilderness in Oregon Territory. Now three months into their journey the challenges become harder and while traveling through the Wyoming Territory with their guide Harvey Hanson, Amanda's father dies. But Amanda is determined to travel on and to the Missionary. However, tragedy strikes again when Harvey is killed when a tree falls on him during a storm. Now alone, Amanda is trusting God to lead her the rest of the long way.

    Trapper Buck McFadden comes across an ill woman on the trail and takes her to his friend Jim Breck's cabin so that Jim's Indian wife Mary Yellow Bird can care for the woman. As Mary cares for Amanda they become fast friends. She shares God's love for all mankind with Mary, Jim and Buck. However, Buck does not want anything to do with “Christians” since he was beaten and abused as a young boy by someone who claimed to be a christian.

    Amanda needs a guide to the Nez Perce Indians missionary and asks Buck to guide her. But he refuses. As she continues to recover from her illness and regains her strength she continues to pray that Buck would guide her. As it turns out Jim and Mary, along with their new born daughter guide Amanda to the missionary and to reunite Mary with her family. Along the way tragedy strikes again leaving the women and infant alone to continue on. Buck shows up in time to save them from an evil-intended trapper, again.

    What is God's plan for Amanda? Is working with the Spaldings at the Indian missionary really His plan for her? Where does Buck fit into His plans for her? Despite him not being a Christian, she finds herself falling in love with him. And what of Buck, what surprises does he find at the Indian village? Surprises he never dreamed of. Can he trust God to heal the pains and bitterness of his past? Is there a future after all with Amanda?

    Woman of Courage is full of interesting facts from the 1800's....the characters encounter much in their travels: Indians (both good and bad), bear attacks, deadly snake bites, violent storms, dangerous wild frontier men and the long hard journey. But they persevere and continue on to their destination. This journey is not for the weak, but requires strength and determination as well as faith. This story is a bit different than the Amish stories Wanda usually writes, but I enjoyed it.

    ~~I received a copy of this book from Book Fun Network for my review~~

  3. Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful
    June 18, 2014
    Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This was great as usual. I don't think I have ever read a book by Wanda that I have not liked. This one had a girl named Amanda who is a Quaker who is jilted by her fiancé, so she decides to go out west to to be a missionary. She faces many hazards and a nice romance. The romance is with Buck. This story is quick and nice. It flows along very smoothly. It is hard to put down.

  4. Patsdream
    Huntsville, AL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical Fiction, Set in the West, Quaker
    June 16, 2014
    Patsdream
    Huntsville, AL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4

    This is not Wanda Brunstetter's normal Amish book. This is about Amanda Pearson, who is a Quaker. After being jilted by her fiance' Amanda tells her father that she wants to travel west to join a missionary couple. Her father doesn't want her to go alone, he sells his property and they head west. From there you have Indians, wild animals, bears, illness. Amanda is lost and rescued by a mountain man, who takes her to his friend's cabin. The wife is Indian and of the same tribe that Amanda is hoping to spread the word of God to. The Indian wife becomes her friend and first convert. When traveling toward the Indian Village of the Quaker's Missionary Camp, there are hardships. snake bites, rough mountain men that try to take advantage of the two women when they are trying to trade pelts. The mountain man that first rescued her (Buck McFadden) seems to always be there when she needs help.

    This book is slow in a few places but the characterizations, the plot and Wanda's own unique style of writing will keep you going. I can't say too much without giving away this unique storyline by Wanda E. Brunstetter. I'm so used to her writing Amish fiction that I kept looking for Amish to show-up. Sorry Wanda, but that's all I've read by you previously.

    I received this book through the publisher and www.bookfun.org to read, review and all they asked was to leave my honest opinion. I found the book to be enjoyable and different than I expected. I read the book in about 3 sittings. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. If you have ever read any of Wanda E. Brunstetters' books then you will find this to be a unique read.

  5. Rachel65
    Marion Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great book.
    June 12, 2014
    Rachel65
    Marion Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    A great book , easy read, hooks you from the very beginning. Amazing what strength Amanda had throughout the book.

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