A fun and heartwarming Amish rom-com where opposites really do attract.
If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it’s 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.
The first in the Amish Brides of Birch Creek series (followed by The Farmer’s Bride and The Innkeeper’s Bride)A full-length novel, approximately 78,000 wordsA sweet and wholesome Amish romanceCatch up on the Birch Creek community with the Amish of Birch Creek series and Amish Letters series
Praise for The Teacher’s Bride:
"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
"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
THE TEACHER ‘S BRIDE
The Teacher’s.Bride..by Kathleen.Fuller...Zondervan
Ruby known for being a walking disaster, came to her brother’s house unannounced. Telling Patience, he didn’t want her there, now going against her husband wishes, and letting his sister stay. Ruby, telling herself, she had to learn to do better, and be accepted. She had a plan, a potential husband byChristmas
Chris is the teacher, and living with his sister. On coming home, and instructing her how to cut vegetables.why would she be annoyed with him He didn’t connect with people, having nickname "iceman",and figured why bother, he had his books. Without being socialable how could he get goal #4 done, marriage, one of mutual respect not love. Picking up a book Chris dropped before falling asleep, wanting to laugh at the title. An idea to tutor him, about women, and what they want. Chris now is stunned why did he accept her offer.Delightful, the courtship of how he uses logic, and reasoning to Ruby.A kiss, and telling him, people don’t do that unless they like each other. For her it is love, will he ever learn,. You will laugh, as you read this story.
Given ARC by Net Galley and Zondervan for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.