Monday, April 11, 2011
Courting Miss Amsel
Courting Miss Amsel was a fun book to read. Edythe Amsel arrives in the small town of Walnut Hill to teach the school children. The single men immediately see her as a potential wife, but she makes it abundantly clear that she has no desire to get married. So why does Joel Townsend always catch her eye? A single man raising his two orphaned nephews is the last thing she wants anything to do with. Her unusual teaching methods and one troublesome student soon become the talk of the town, and it doesn't take Edythe long to find out that Joel is on her side. Are enough of the parents on her side, or will the town council vote to relieve her of her teaching responsibilities? Does God really care what happens to a small town teacher who feels she must always have control? This is another great book by Kim Vogel Sawyer from Bethany House Publishers. I really enjoyed the storyline as well as the characters. This is a book that you won't want to put down once you start reading. You will laugh, argue, plead, and symphathize. The characters are very real, and the storyline engaging. The theme of allowing God to have control is quite appropriate. I think that is a lesson that all Christians need reminded of on a regular basis. This book provided that reminder in a fun effective way. I will be happy to recommend this book to others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.