Wednesday, June 1, 2011

On My Nightstand - Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer


Edythe Amsel finally sees her dreams coming true. As the schoolmarm in Walnut Hill, she can enjoy molding young minds. Reality hits hard when several parents fight against her newfangled teaching methods.

Her troubles escalate as the town's eligible bachelors seek to court her. Determined to make a life for herself, she resists their attentions. Only Joel Townsend doesn't chase her. His tenderness and friendship catch her by surprise, but courting would ruin her future plans.

Taking care of his orphaned nephews and running a farm keep Joel busy. Hurt by a former love interest, he's not ready to put his heart on the line...until Miss Amsel catches his eye.

Kim Vogel Sawyer's books always leave me with that "ahhh" ending. Her stories have strong spiritual themes and emphasize putting God first in daily life. She's become a favorite here at Christian Writer/Reader Connection.

If you like warm and fuzzy, you'll love this book. I highly recommend it.




22 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. Edythe's book sounds very interesting .. and your last paragraph makes me want to read it .. thanks telling us about her. Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

Kim Vogel Sawyer is an excellent author. I hope you'll pick up one of her books. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

I do like warm and fuzzy! Thanks for this well-written review, Susan. You and I seem to like the same type of writing.

Bless your day and week,
Jen

Stephen Tremp said...

I like warm and fuzzy. I'm reading my first Chic Lit book for a friend and its a great read. No wormholes, but a great read nonetheless.

Jessica Nelson said...

I still haven't read Sawyer yet. Great review though!

Nancy said...

You are right, this book sounds very good. Thanks for the tip.

Karen Lange said...

Haven't read this one yet, but would like to. Especially now, after hearing your thoughts about it. :)
Thanks a bunch!

Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I'm a "warm and fuzzy" person too. Two months to Philly!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

I'm glad to see a man with multi-genre interests! I think Kim's heroes would appeal to you. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Maybe if I keep reviewing her books, you'll pick one up. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I hope you'll give her books a try. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I know you're a KVS fan. You'd love this one.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

Love warm and fuzzy books!

Rhonda Schrock said...

As always, you're a great reviewer. You have a knack for it; that's what I think. :)

Glad things are going so well otherwise.

Smiling and waving,

Rhonda

Maria I. Morgan said...

Sounds like a good book! Glad you're still finding time to write and post with your busy work schedule! Have a wonderful week. Hugs and blessings!

kristen said...

Warm and fuzzy with strong spiritual themes? Sounds like my kind of book!!
Thanks, Susan
Hope you're having a fantastic day!
Kristen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Me too!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

Aww, thanks! I speak from my heart. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

It's a challenge to keep up, especially with the reading and blog hopping. I'm doing everything I can to streamline my methods. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I love historicals combined with romance. I can thank my fellow bloggers for introducing me to the genre.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Gabrielle said...

Thanks for the review, Susan!
I just wanted to let you know about my new blog: www.projectpaperie.blogspot.com. It has art, book reviews, faith stories, and more. I would be honored if you would check it out and consider becoming a follower. Thank you!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Gabrielle -

You have a cute blog. :) I've become a Follower and hope you'll visit and comment often here.

Blessings,
Susan