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.
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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)
This story of Amanda Pearson, a young Quaker girl, who goes from an engaged young daughter of a preacher, to the jilted missionary headed to the Nez Perce' Indian reservation in Oregon territory in 1837 is amazing and heartbreaking. One tragedy after another befalls Amanda as she travels across the country. She is so strong in her faith, which never wavers no matter what happens to her. In fact, she continues to minister to those around her. I could not put this book down.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from BookFun.org.