A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Where Courage Calls review and iPad Mini GIVEAWAY

My first exposure to author Janette Oke's books was at my grandmother's house.  She belonged to the Guidepost book club and had collected quite a few of them.  Many of those books now reside in our home library.

If, like me, you grew up reading When Calls the Heart (and the rest of the Canadian West series) in junior high, you'll want to read this newest offering from Janette and daughter Laurel Oke Logan. Where Courage Calls is the story of Beth Thatcher, the "niece" of Elizabeth Thatcher from the first four books.  It's a special companion story to the Hallmark TV series.

While there are many similarities initially, to the two women's tales (pampered young lady leaves overprotective family to go teach somewhere uncivilized) this book is worthy of reading on it's own merit.  I knew I liked it 23 pages in, when I ran across the words, "...we spend the rest of our lives basing the way we think about our families on what we thought happened--instead of what really did."  Um, yeah.  Guilty!  I could go off on a tangent there, but I won't.  Suffice it to say, I love these little nuggets of wisdom that made me think as I enjoyed a good story.

I liked this book and would give it two thumbs up.  I hope there is a sequel at some point to continue the story line with now familiar and beloved characters.

Since Brianna has read the Canadian West series books, I asked if she wanted to read Where Courage Calls when I was finished with it.  She devoured it in a day, enjoyed it immensely, and now has a thing for Mounties.

Ready for the big GIVEAWAY??

Janette Oke's newest book, Where Courage Calls (co-written with her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan), is receiving rave reviews. It is the companion story to Hallmark Channel's TV series When Calls the Heart, set in the Canadian west.

Janette and Laurel are celebrating with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on March 4th.
One winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the Where Courage Calls Facebook Party on March 4th. Connect with Janette and Laurel for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more!

So grab your copy of Where Courage Calls and join Janette and Laurel on the evening of March 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

You can read an excerpt of the book here.  I received a free book in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was offered.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

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