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The Teacher’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller: Book Review

theteachersbride.jpg Such a cute cover. It makes me say, “Awwww.”

Title: The Teacher’s Bride

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Zondervan

Release Date: December 4, 2018

Book Blurb:

Beloved and bestselling author of Amish romance Kathleen Fuller reminds us that sometimes opposites really do attract.

“A heartwarming story of unexpected romance woven with fun and engaging characters who come to life on every page.”–Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth

If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it is chaos. So why is he drawn to Ruby Glick, a woman who seems to bring mayhem wherever she goes?

Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.

When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.

With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.

What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.

“Kathleen Fuller has written a sweet, oftentimes humorous, romance that reminds readers that the perfect match might be right in front of their noses.”–Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of the Every Amish Season series

“Kathleen Fuller is a master storyteller and fans will absolutely fall in love with Ruby and Christian in The Teacher’s Bride.” –Ruth Reid, bestselling author of the Amish Mercies series

“Kathy Fuller’s characters leap off the page with subtle power as she uses both wit and wisdom to entertain!”–Kelly Long, national bestselling author

“The story will captivate you from the first page to the last with Ruby, Christian, and engaging characters. You’ll laugh, gasp, and wonder what will happen next.” –Molly Jebber, Speaker and Award Winning Author of Grace’s Forgiveness and the Amish Keepsake Pocket Quilt Series

Book Review:

In The Teacher’s Bride, we have a true case of ‘opposites attract’ although neither of them realizes the attraction for quite a while. Ruby can’t seem to do anything right, and Christian isn’t happy unless everything is perfect. What could go wrong when these two decide to team up and hook the perfect spouse?

I loved Ruby’s character. She was so happy and carefree, despite those traits adding to her background role of ‘walking disaster’. It was easy to picture the straight-laced Christian becoming overwhelmed by Ruby’s antics while also gradually coming to love the woman who almost literally turned his world upside down.

There was a lot of dialogue between the characters, which was appreciated since there are several secondary characters who play a large role in helping Ruby and Christian. The mildness of the faith element surprised me, especially since this is Amish Fiction. None of the characters prayed often, and although they mention going to church, neither Ruby nor Christian ever seem to seek God’s guidance.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. I don’t often read Amish Fiction, but this fun and witty story kept me turning pages well into the night. Anyone who’s a fan of Amish Fiction should love this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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