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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, January 28, 2011

Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer tells the story of Edythe Amsel on her first teaching assignment in Walnut Hill, Nebraska, 1882. She's a feisty, headstrong, independent woman who has unusual ideas and methods concerning education. She's determined to make her own way and is enthusiastic to share her modern views with her young pupils, in spite of the town council's opinion of her.

Sparks fly when she encounters Joel Townsend, the uncle of two of her students. Will she be able to stick to her decision to remain single?

I found this book to be quite enjoyable and appreciated the humor included in it. I recommend it to all who enjoy historical fiction.

This book was provided for review from Bethany House Publishers.

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