Woman of Courage (Book Review)

Woman of Courage (Book Review)

Woman of Courage

I was recently given a copy of Wanda Brunstetter’s Woman of Courage, a Christian historical fiction novel based in the wilderness of the American frontier. It is not the genre of book that I usually read, I tend to go for dystopian novels rather than historical fiction, but the story line intrigued me. I decided to give it a go and try something new.

It took me several chapters to get into the book and about a third of the book to care for the characters. I was initially worried that I would have to finish a book I couldn’t get into in order to complete the review I promised in return for the book, but I trudged along and I am so glad I did. About a third of the way though the book I was drawn in, and by the last page I found myself wanting to know more about the characters and what happened next in their lives. I love a book that shows growth and change in characters based on reality checks and God’s plan. It reminds me that we can plan out our lives but we do not have total control.

It is always a challenge to review a book with plot twists without spoiling it for future readers, so let’s keep it simple. The main character, Amanda Pearson, embarks on a journey west on the way to a mission where she hopes to serve. Her trip takes much longer and costs her much more than she could have ever imagined. The people she meets on her journey change her life in unexpected ways. This book is a tale of love, loss, adventure, and being open to paths you never considered.

If you love a good story, pick up Wanda Brunstetter’s Woman of Courage, grab a cup of tea, and start reading! Check out this book trailer before you read the book and be prepared for a different Amanda by the time you turn that last page.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Feel free to leave a comment.

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  1. This book looks really good!!

  2. I have never sewen a book trailer before…how wonderful!

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