Woman Of Courage~Wanda Brunstetter~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ August 6th, 2014


About the book:

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.

My thoughts :

Well, I really hate that this is another review of this type but here goes.

I’ve read several of Wanda Brunstetter’s books and greatly enjoyed them so I was looking forward to this one.

The “thee” and “thou” are really distracting… I GET it that she’s a Quaker however, this book really didn’t teach anything about being a Quaker other than the “thee” and “thou” so the character being a Quaker didn’t really add anything to the book.

The journey was full of hardship and I know in real life it was as well BUT seriously? Everything that happened was just way too fantastic to be believable. It was almost enough to make me laugh when I read about ANOTHER thing that went wrong.

I distinctly felt that perhaps the author should stick with her expertise. I’ve loved every one of her novels set in an Amish setting. This one not so much.

When Amanda got to the cabin, the story got more interesting and was ok. At the end though everything and I mean EVERYTHING wrapped up completely perfect and once again it was just too much. Some of it wasn’t necessary to the story it just felt like “oh make this perfect too”.

I feel a little ugly writing this because like I said I have liked all the other books I’ve read by her and I rarely write “stinker” reviews but this one was just too much. Obviously I haven’t sold 7 million books but I read good books all the time so the above is my honest opinion.

About the author:
Wanda Brunstetter has written more than 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. You can learn more about Wanda at her website.


Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.


2 Thoughts Shared to Woman Of Courage~Wanda Brunstetter~Book Review

  1. Barbara H.

    I appreciate honest reviews, and I think it is (or should be) helpful to authors to find out what turns fans off. I don’t think I have ever read any of her books – I just get so tired of all the Amish stuff and only read Beverly Lewis’s books because hers was the first Amish fiction I ever read. Not that there aren’t other great authors in the genre, but I am not interested enough in it to pursue any others. Anyway – I guess every author of multiple books will have some that don’t quite measure up to the others.

  2. Susanna

    No point writing reviews if you can’t be honest !

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