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

Pages: 336

Publisher: Zondervan

Published: August 3, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley

Available Formats: Digital, Audiobook, and Paperback

My Review: A collection of three wonderful Amish stories to make your heart warm and fuzzy. Perfect for a fall getaway.

A Class for Laurel by Amy Clipston
Even though this story made me mad a lot of times I did enjoy seeing the representation that even Amish families can be jealous when a family member falls in love with someone they may not like at first. Change is hard for everyone and sometimes that fear clouds our judgment and can hurt others without us intending to.

A Lesson on Love by Kathleen Fuller
My favorite lines: ” We all have paths to travel in life. Some are straighter than others, some more exciting. As long as God is with you during the journey, the rest doesn’t matter.”
I have to remind myself of something similar over the last several years as my son finds his way in life.

Wendy’s Twenty Reasons by Shelley Shepard Gray
This story made me think about the things I wish I could change in my life and how all it has done is make me regret other things instead of looking at the blessings those times gave me.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley. All opinions expressed above are entirely my own.

From NetGalley: 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. 

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