cover image An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories

An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories

Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray. Zondervan, $15.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-3103-6582-2

Clipston (The Bake Shop), Fuller (Treasuring Emma), and Gray (An Amish Surprise) deliver three wholesome romances about Amish teachers. In Clipston’s “A Class for Laurel,” Laurel Weaver travels from Pennsylvania to a small community in Colorado to become a schoolteacher. She rents a cottage and meets the owners’ handsome son, Glen. As the two develop a friendship, their mutual attraction grows, much to the consternation of Glen’s family, who fear he will leave home. Fuller’s “A Lesson on Love” centers on 35-year-old Priscilla, who returns to her Amish roots to become a teacher after failing to make it as a country singer in Nashville. She meets Micah, a man 10 years her junior who also loves music. They must confront feelings about their age difference as well as opinions of community members if they are to find their way together. In Gray’s “Wendy’s Twenty Reasons,” perfectionist Wendy Schwartz tries her best to manage a schoolroom of rowdy children while struggling to live up to her predecessor’s reputation. She also falls for Lewis, the son of the family with whom she is renting a room, and must open up to find love. This sweet anthology will charm Amish fiction fans. (Aug.)