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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 Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1616260831
ISBN-13: 9781616260835

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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, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com

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. PattiAB
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    WOMAN OF COURAGE A JOURNEY ACROSS THE WILDERNESS
    June 16, 2017
    PattiAB
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    WOMAN OF COURAGE WANDA BRUNSTETTER

    On the eve of their wedding, Amanda Pearson's fiancee calls off their wedding. Amanda decides to follow her father, Rev Pearson a Quaker minister, to a mission in the Oregon wilderness run by Rev. and Mrs. Spalding where they will teach the Indians about God.

    On the 3,000 mile trek through the rough and dangerous wilderness Amanda first loses her father and soon after her guide is killed, when a tree falls on him. Amanda is then left alone to continue her journey to the Lawpi Valley.

    When Amanda, herself, is injured, she wakes up to find herself at the cabin of a trapper and his Indian wife, Mary (Yellow Bird). Mary is Amanda's first convert and they become good friends. Mary's husband, and his trapper friend do not want to have anything to do with Amanda and her Bible teaching.

    Will Amanda make it safely to the Lawpai Valley, so she can join Rev. and Mrs. Spalding at the mission. What other hardships, loss and life-changing experiences will Amanda and her friends encounter before they reach Lawpai Valley.

    I very much enjoyed reading Women of Courage . I enjoyed the detail how life was back in 1837, when the missionaries had to travel across the tough and dangerous wilderness to reach their missions so they can teach the Indians and others about God.

    I would highly recommend this book to read. This is the second time that I have read Woman of Courage and I enjoyed rereading again.
  2. happy reader
    St.Louis,MO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Must Read by Wanda
    April 17, 2016
    happy reader
    St.Louis,MO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
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    Enjoyed this book. Well written as are all of the books by this author. Only wish there were follow up books to experience some of the other character's stories.
  3. Carrie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Woman of courage.
    January 25, 2015
    Carrie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When I order books for our church library from Christian book, I always check the comments to decided if I want to order it. I know Wanda Brunstetter's books have been Amish. Wanda Brunstetter really outdid herself in 'Woman of courage". I was unable to put it down. At the time when Jim died, I was a little disappointed. She did a wonderful job at the end of the book, in tying all the character together, even the dog and the bird. Bringing it all to a happy ending..
  4. TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice historical from Wanda E. Brunstetter.
    January 19, 2015
    TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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 story populated with varied characters and filled with rich scenery. Amanda's journey encompasses many miles of travel by foot and by horse and also the Lapwai Mission area itself. Through dangers and heartbreak, Amanda and her friend Mary face things they never expected.

    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.

    (I received a copy of this book from the publisher through TBCN in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
  5. dianaFlow
    W Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing Frontier Fiction!
    August 13, 2014
    dianaFlow
    W Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Woman of Courage, Wanda Brunstetter has penned an amazing, historical fiction novel of two women's brave quest through the perilous wilderness -- where dangers of wild animals, savage Indians, immoral men, and inclement weather jeopardize them on every hand.



    After her fiance rejects her the night before her wedding, Amanda Pearson, a lovely young Quaker, sets off with her father on a journey through the wilderness to be a missionary to the Nez Perce Indians. On the trail Amanda is nursed back to health by Mary, an Indian woman who was kidnapped by the Blackfoot tribe years earlier. Mary is desperate to get back to her people, the Nez Perce, and together with babies in tow, they begin the long trek through the perilous, savage frontier. Amongst the dangers on the trail, Amanda finds herself engulfed in another that threatens to take her soul...a romance with a half-breed who is not of her faith.



    I have read Ms. Brunstetter's Amish fiction, so when she wrote a well researched historical I was quite blown away! This exciting story of faith, hope, courage, and redemption is her best work in my opinion, and a must read for all lovers of historical fiction!
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