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Book Review | A Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter

A Woman of Courage
Wanda Brunstetter

*** Special THANK YOU to & the publisher for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***


Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:


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.


WOW! What a journey!!!

Wanda Brunstetter has written an amazing story with characters that are so unforgettable I had to keep reminding myself this was fiction- these characters weren’t real! But the emotional journey they took is one that will forever be etched on my heart.

Main character Amanda went through so many trials and tribulations on her quest to bring the Gospel to the Nez Perce Indians. She really grew as a character so much throughout this novel. I love her! I love characters who inspire me to do something….to make a difference and Amanda is a courageous character who did exactly that for me!

Secondary characters brought so much life to these pages as well. Jim, Mary, Buck….each of these were dealing with their own issues and I got so caught up in their stories, I really cared and wanted to know how things would turn out for them- that is the sign of a great story!!!

I also learned so many interesting things about the Nez Perce Indians! The author did a fabulous job of setting this story in a wonderful setting and time period. The descriptions and historical side of things just dazzled, without bogging down the storyline.

To me this book is about going through hard times, being willing to forgive and trusting God- especially when we don’t have all the answers.

*****5/5 STARS- LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****


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