Thursday, May 19, 2011

Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer


I completely devoured Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer in two days. Yes. Two days. I was introduced to Kim Vogel Sawyer last year and was really excited to have the opportunity to review this book. It was fantastic!!! I was immediately drawn into the story about a woman moving to a small town in Nebraska to fulfill her dreams of becoming a teacher. Challenged by her students, their parents, the unexpected arrival of her sister, and feelings for one of the bachelors in town, Edythe Amsel must learn to rely on God. The way Sawyer weaves elements of faith and the gospel throughout the story was outstanding. I am a true fan of Kim Vogel Sawyer!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Book
Edythe Amsel is delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a firm believer in a well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in this tiny community. But is Walnut Hill ready for her?

Having raised his nephews since their parents' untimely deaths, Joel Townsend is thrilled to learn the town council has hired a female teacher. His sons could use a woman's influence. But he sure didn't bargain on a woman like Miss Amsel. Within the first week, she has the entire town up in arms over her outlandish teaching methods. Of course, Joel can't help but notice that she's also mighty pretty—and just might make a good mother for his boys.

When Edythe decides to take her pupils to hear Miss Susan Anthony speak on the women's suffrage amendment, the town's outcry reaches new heights. Even Joel isn't sure he can support her newfangled ideas any longer. And if he can't trust her to teach the boys, how can he trust her with his heart?

About the Author
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at www.kimvogelsawyer.com for more information.

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