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Saturday, August 28, 2021

An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, & Shelley Shepard Gray

An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories
ABOUT THE BOOK

Three charming stories of new school years and new romance. 

A Class for Laurel  by Amy Clipston 

Adventurous Laurel Weaver leaves Pennsylvania to answer a newspaper ad for a teaching position in Colorado. She stays with handsome Glen Troyer’s family, and they become close. However, she never intended to stay in Colorado, and his family worries Glen may choose to follow her back to Pennsylvania or be left with a broken heart. Now she can’t bear to think of leaving Glen and her beloved students, but she’s beginning to feel like she’s out of options. Will Laurel and Glen push through the obstacles and fight for love? 

A Lesson on Love  by Kathleen Fuller 

Priscilla Helmuth left her Amish community twelve years ago to pursue her dream of being a country singer, but she’s missed her faith and her family. Now, she’s moving to Birch Creek to be a schoolteacher. Micah Wagler recently moved there as well to put the past behind him. As the community comes together to build a new schoolhouse, Priscilla and Micah are thrown together. They bond over their love of music, but soon it appears that Priscilla’s dreams of fame just might be coming true. She has to give up something, and Micah worries that it will be their faith . . . and his heart. 

Wendy’s Twenty Reasons  by Shelley Shepard Gray 

Wendy Schwartz is used to people underestimating her, but she’s sure she can be a great teacher. Unfortunately, it’s a disaster not long after she starts, and soon her job is in jeopardy. To make matters more complicated, she worries that she’s falling for the son of the older couple she’s boarding with. Lewis Weaver knows he shouldn’t have a romantic relationship with a tenant, but he can’t help but be drawn to Wendy. When a dangerous ice storm traps Wendy in the schoolroom with her students, uncomfortable truths will have to be faced by the town that just might change the future for everyone. 



MY THOUGHTS.....

Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray. These names are synonymous with great storytelling, and this book has stories from all three! An Amish Schoolroom is a delightful collection about three young women who want to teach, but encounter many obstacles along the way. Each novella has different characters and different settings, but they all shine a light on the qualities that a good teacher should have: love, patience, dedication, and determination!

Reading these stories took me back in time, as I remembered my own anticipation of new teachers, new school years, and new beginnings! An Amish Schoolroom, however, presents the teacher's point of view, as Laurel, Priscilla, and Wendy experience their own new beginnings! Laurel has to leave her family and move to another state to fulfill her dream, Priscilla goes back to her Amish home after her original dream is altered, and Wendy has to prove that she is capable of teaching the Amish children in her community. Challenges indeed, but the biggest tests seem to be in their personal relationships. Glen, Micah, and Lewis are three exceptional young men waiting to sweep these Amish teachers off of their feet, but will they succeed?

If you enjoy reading about the Amish lifestyle, and you're yearning for love and romance, look no further. Clipston, Fuller, and Gray have filled An Amish Schoolroom with warmth, inspiration, and strong family connections. Three entertaining stories by three exceptional authors make this a perfect choice!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a favorable review. I am voluntarily sharing my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Amy Clipston
is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. 

For more information, visit Amy's     Website                                            Facebook               Twitter            Instagram





With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. 

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Shelley Shepard Gray
is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.  

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