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His Amish Teacher # 3, in the Amish Bachelors series, by Patricia Davids
Lillian Keim is a teacher in a one room school house. This is as close to being a mother as she will ever get. She won't give it up for marriage. Timothy Bowman is her lifelong friend. He rescues Lillian and her class from a fire. Suddenly he opens his eyes and sees this is more than just friendship. What secret is she holding back? He must find out before he loses his friend and possible future love.
Vendor: Love Inspired
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 6.62 X 4.22 (inches)
Series: Amish Bachelors
The Amish Widower, Men of Lancaster County Series #4Virginia SmithHarvest House Publishers / 2017 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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The Teacher's Choice
For Lillian Keim, instructing children in her one-room schoolhouse is as close to being a mother as she'll ever get. Lillian has a calling to be a teacher, and she won't give it up to marry. But her plansand her heartare at risk when she begins to feel more than friendship for lifelong pal Timothy Bowman. When Tim rescues Lillian and her class from a fire, the volunteer firefighter suddenly sees what he's been blind to all his life: he wants his friend as his wife. But something beyond her professional goals is holding Lillian back. He's got to unlock her secret before he loses his friendand his forever love."
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic!April 5, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely love this series and these brothers! Quick to tease but just as quick to support one another. And I love the continuity of following the same family from book to book. This is #3 and -- woohoo -- #4 is coming out this June! I can't wait!!! But don't worry if you haven't read any of the other stories -- each reads well as a standalone too.
Friends to lovers is one of my favourite themes in romantic fiction and this one is superb. Love the banter and teasing that comes from the comfort of knowing each other for years. And Lillian and Timothy have perfected that kind of give and take. They practically finish each other's sentences. But it's never been about romance until an out of control fire shakes things up and has them looking at each other with a new perspective.
Of course it's complicated. The scary moments of fledgling love battle with the real fear of ruining a perfectly good friendship. And Lillian has her own personal reasons for discouraging Timothy. Especially in a time of uncertainty with an arsonist on the loose. Both Lillian and Timothy need to discover the power that comes from placing their hope in God's leading and trusting in his plan for their future.
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Arson In Amish CountryFebruary 21, 2017MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Found myself quickly absorbed in this fast pace story, and when it was over, I wanted more, and cant wait for the next one.
There is an arsonist loose in this Amish Community, and you can imagine the horror as teacher Lillian sees the fire headed towards her school. Now why would anyone want to hurt these kind people? Will the school be destroyed along with the occupants? This is the kind of danger that is posed though out this book.
I could sympathize with Lillian and her dilemma as far as Timothy and her secret, so very sad, and yet I kept the hope that they would be able to find a solution and end up together.
This is a story that is going to pull your heartstrings, and make you keep page turning to get to the end.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Love Inspired, and was not required to give a positive review
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sweet NovelFebruary 10, 2017Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This lovely, sweet novel covers so many issues, such as being barren, romantic relationships beginning as lifelong friends, and the Amish rule of teachers being unmarried. Lillian teaches and doesn't ever want to give up what is more than a job to her. Lillian loves children and longs to have them, but she can't and never will. Timothy wants a wife and large family. Timothy wants his Amish wife to remain at home to raise their large brood of children as all Amish mothers do. Lillian and Timothy have been friends since they were very very young and now, they find themselves falling in love. How can these two ever form a lasting relationship when their plans and desires differ so completely?
This is a really sweet novel. I immediately felt a positive vibe from Lillian and Timothy. They were such loving, caring young people. Their loyalty to their families was admirable. Their loyalty to their Amish faith almost tears them apart. I greatly admire the Amish but I don't agree with many of their practices. I was a mother of three and wife and taught school for many y ears. So I don't agree with not allowing married women to teach, although I did remain home with all of mine until my youngest was four. I can imagine it being difficult with a baby or two or three at a time as the Amish do. But the Amish are so close-knit that family members always help each other out. They wouldn't have the expense of a child-care giver. I also wanted a large family like Timothy and Lillian. But, through no fault of her own, Lillian is unable to bear children. I would also have felt devastated to be unable to have children, but fostering or adopting children would have been a wonderful option for my husband and I. We even discussed it in case we found we weren't able to reproduce our own children. So it is not hard for me to imagine the heartache an Amish couple would feel since large families are almost expected among them. They feel that children are a blessing from God. But I have never experienced it, so I know that I do not know the full despair that many barren women feel.
I am a rating this novel 5 stars.
I received a copy of this book from netgalley. A positive review was not expected.