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Review: The Teacher’s Bride

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Review: The Teacher’s Bride

The Teacher’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Amish Fiction
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: December 4, 2018

Disaster seems to follow Ruby Glick like a friendly puppy she just can’t shake. As a child, she burned her parents barn not once, but twice, due to clumsiness or inattention. Is it any wonder that when she shows up on her brother’s doorstep, he is not overly eager to welcome her? All she wants is a new place to live where the men don’t know all of her disaster-laden history, and the chance to find a husband who isn’t old, with eight or nine children he needs help with!

Christian Ropp has moved to Birch Creek for a new start of his own. He’s the new teacher in this rapidly growing community. Now that he has reined in the hijinks in his classroom, he’s ready to check another thing off his to-do list: find a wife. Christian’s ultra-logical mind has narrowed his focus to one woman, Martha. However, he doesn’t take into account his inability to speak in her presence. When Ruby offers to help him, will her “lessons” end up pointing his heart a different way?

When an accident sidelines Christian from his classroom, will he have a class to take back once Ruby fills in for him?

I can’t tell you how often I snickered while reading “The Teacher’s Bride”! Ruby and her “accidents” keep things lively, and most are hilarious. She tries so hard to be helpful and do things correctly, but most of her schemes backfire in spectacular fashion. Christian, in many ways, reminds me of Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory”. He’s SO logical in his thought process, that he’s hopeless around other people. As the saying goes, “He’s so smart, he’s stupid.”

I loved the way Fuller developed Ruby and Christian’s friendship. They were so busy looking at other people as possible matches, that they completely missed how comfortable they were with each other. Their characters were spot-on. What a fun book!

I highly recommend this one, even if you’re not into Amish fiction. I think the funny translates to every genre preference!

Rated G: No worries with this one.

Reviewer’s copy was personally purchased.

 

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