4 Stars Out Of 5
Lovely Look at Small Town Communities
May 9, 2014
I always enjoy Kim Vogel Sawyer's writing - such excellent character development, such lovable characters, such spiritual insight. Things I especially enjoyed about Courting Miss Amsel were that despite attraction, Joel would not consider a relationship with anyone who did not share his faith. Edythe's journey to faith was beautifully told. Wise, old Mrs. Kinsley, the landlady, gave good advice, lots of love and threw in just enough matchmaking to make it interesting. there was also an interesting look at how small town communities cope with change (in this case in education styles and agricultural techniques), bullies (in both the school and the adult community), and the rise of women's suffrage. So we learn, we love, we are entertained, challenged and inspired - what more can we ask of a book?