My Courage Rises is a fast-paced story that exposes cultural attitudes of the 1920s toward a young, Scottish woman who is ripe for exploitation. Fiona Gilman struggles to untangle herself from her past, after she is attacked and then stalked. Following a doomed love affair, she flees from Scotland to Canada, starting over where body kws her. Her search for love is fraught with tragedy; her most humiliating secrets are exposed. Only someone like Fiona, who has faith in herself, who fortifies her courage with quotes from her favourite author, Jane Austen, could rise above the challenges she faces.