Saturday, March 8, 2014
This book focuses on Beth Thatcher, a delicate young woman who has lived a very comfortable and privileged life. When she accepts a teaching position in the mining town of Coal Valley, she has no idea what to expect or just how much her life is about to change.
The people of Coal Valley do not exactly make it easy on her, and Beth has to make some adjustments in order to gain their trust and respect. In many ways, this part of the story reminded me of Christy, by Catherine Marshall.
If you are already familiar with Janette Oke's writing, then you know to expect a very good story, rich in details.The book is far less romantic than the television series, but it is still a good story.