Woman of Courage By Wanda Brunstetter

Every detail was in place for Amanda Pearson’s wedding to Nathan Lane. Filled with nervousness and joy Amanda received a shock when the afternoon before the wedding Nathan broke their engagement and professed his love for another. To escape her heartache and focus on serving God she sets off on an arduous and dangerous 3000 mile journey from New York to the Oregon territory to help a missionary couple and teach the Nez Perce Indians about the Lord. It was the mid 1800’s and horseback was their only option to cross the Rockies. Her father insists on accompanying her and hiring a seasoned guide to go with them.
Amanda is sure her strong Quaker beliefs and trust in God will carry her through. Her faith does exactly that but it is tested in painful and unexpected ways she never dreamed of. Dangers of fierce Indians, the elements, the rough wilderness and illness challenge her at every turn. Her commitment to God is also tested when she falls in love with an unbeliever that wants nothing to do with God.
This was an outstanding book and story! Historical facts set the background for the reader. The many details of survival and aspects of living and traveling through uncharted wilderness brought the story to life. I also learned many things about the Quaker belief. I liked the numerous Bible scriptures used throughout the book as Amanda applied them to what she was facing. Her zeal to lead others to Christ was not something you usually do not find in a Christian novel. She was completely out of her comfort zone and element (not to mention being faced with horrific trials) yet she continued stay strong as a Christian and stand alone.
I found this book very exciting! The plot constantly surprised me with something totally unpredictable. I was truly amazed at the hardships the characters faced, yet continued to persevere. I wish I could give you more details but so many wonderful surprises await you in this book that I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you! This really is a book about a woman of Courage!
I received this book free from Barbour Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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