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.
After being jilted on the eve of her wedding Amanda Pearson a city girl from New York and her father who is a Quaker minister leave on a perilous journey for the Spalding Mission in Lapwai Valley, Oregon to teach and bring the gospel of Jesus to the Nez-Perce Indians. The story takes place in 1837 and contains a lot of historical facts. Not long into the journey Amanda suffers loss and heartache that would defeat most women but with faith in God and His strength she finds courage to continue on to Oregon. Amanda is rescued by Buck McFadden a trapper who is half Indian. He takes her to the home of his friend Jim Breck and his Indian wife Mary. Mary nurses Amanda back to health. Amanda shares the gospel and love of God with them. Mary is her first convert but she is unable to reach Buck or Jim. Will she be able to bring them to salvation and faith in God? They all set out on the long journey to Oregon. Along the way they suffer dangers, hardships, trials and sorrow. Amanda is drawn to Buck but realizes there is no hope for them as he is not a Christian. Will Buck and Jim find faith? Will Amanda reach the mission? Who will Buck find there? I also liked the story of Mary. Her courage, friendship with Amanda and love of her family. She and Amanda were truly women of courage
Wanda Brunstetter has written a wonderful story of inspiration, faith, courage, danger, heartache and love. Loved all the characters and how their lives came together. A must read.
I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
This book is defiantly a book that you will not be able to put down and will leave you feeling like it was you instead of Amanda in the story! I would defiantly recommend this to lovers of christian romance/historical/fiction. :)
Amanda must face many trials in her life. She knows God is big enough to get her through them all. She is a stubborn God loving courageous young lady. After heartbreak (or so she feels). She must face many more life altering trials. When she meets an intriguing Indian, can she trust him? Can she keep her heart from loving him? She knows God does not want her to be with an unbeliever, will God give her the desires of her heart or change her desires? I enjoyed Amanda in her strong faith even when at times she was not sure she could go on.
Buck has never wanted anything to do with God and sees no reason to change his single life. He was only trying to help a white woman who would die without his help. Why does she get under his skin so and keep him thinking on a life with a family? He does things his own way and God has not ever cared one bit for him. Can he ever see how God has directed his life even when evil men do evil things?
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes Christian, Historical, Quaker, Romance fiction. I was given this book for my honest opinion from bookfun.org (The book club network)