With Winter’s First Frost By Kelly Irvin {Book Review}

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Synopsis

With the coldest season comes the warmest of second chances.

At age seventy-three, Laura Kauffman knows she is closer to the end of life than the beginning. If God willed it, she would join her beloved late husband soon. Even so, Laura wonders what purpose God might have for her in this winter of her life—and why this season seems so lonely.

Widower Zechariah Stutzman is facing his own barren season, despite the great-grandchildren swirling around him. With his Parkinson’s worsening, he had no choice but to move in with his grandson’s family, though now he feels adrift and useless.

When Laura offers to help with Zechariah’s five great-grandchildren after their mother has a difficult childbirth, Zechariah is unsure how he will adjust to the warm but tart demeanor of this woman he has known since grade school. But soon Laura and Zechariah learn they are asking God the same questions about loss and hope. And they begin to wonder if He is providing answers after all.

With Winter’s First Frost reminds us that God’s purposes always bear fruit—and sometimes love is sweeter with age.

My Thoughts!

Irvin is a talented writer and can effortlessly bring a story to life. This is the fourth and final read in the Every Amish Season series. It stood well on it’s own, but is even better when read as part of the series. It offered a steady pace, well developed characters, and tons of fun! I adored the back and forth banter between Laura and Zechariah. It reminded me of my grandparents, which made me love this book even more. I highly recommend this read!

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The Teacher’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller {Book Review}

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Synopsis

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.

My Thoughts!

This wonderful book is book 1 in the Amish Brides of Birch Creek series. I love how it hooked me in from the very start. Fuller did such an amazing job with this one, which is the norm because she’s phenomenal. She really allows you to get to know the characters, which pulls you in further as you invest yourself into them. The characters are well developed, unique, and fun. The story line was easy to follow and intriguing. Ruby made the book light and fun. I simply adore her character and can relate to her. I loved the steady pace and couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this read!

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