When Courage Calls follows Beth Thatcher who has decided to go west and become a teacher in the hills of Western Canada. This trek west to become a teacher was inspired by her aunt, Elizabeth Thatcher (the main character from another series by Janette Oke, When Calls the Heart).  The decision to take this step was a difficult one for Beth but she decided to trust God’s calling for her life and go. 

The conditions  Beth has to endure are far from ideal but through her tremendous faith she perseveres.  The character of Beth is a great inspiration and is beautifully developed. The other supporting characters are also a great addition and are developed throughout the story nicely.  Overall this story was very nicely written and is a great addition to my bookshelf. 4 out of 5 stars.