Courting Miss Amsel (Heart of the Prairie Book #6)

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Baker Books, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Edythe Amsel is delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a strong believer in a well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in this tiny community. But is Walnut Hill ready for her?

Joel Townsend is thrilled to learn the town council hired a female teacher to replace the ruthless man who terrorized his nephews for the past two years. Having raised the boys on his own since their parents' untimely deaths, Joel believes they will benefit from a woman's influence. But he sure didn't bargain on a woman like Miss Amsel. Within the first week, she has the entire town up in arms over her outlandish teaching methods, which include collecting leaves, catching bugs, making snow angels, and stringing ropes in strange patterns all over the schoolyard. Joel can't help but notice that she's also mighty pretty with her rosy lips, fashionable clothes, and fancy way of speaking.

When Edythe decides to take her pupils to hear Miss Susan Anthony speak on the women's suffrage amendment, the town's outcry reaches new heights. Even Joel isn't sure he can support her newfangled ideas any longer. And if he can't trust her to know how to teach the boys, how can he trust her with his heart?
 

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Lovely Look at Small Town Communities

User Review  - Margot - Christianbook.com

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - CharityUAusten - Christianbook.com

So before this one, I had only read one other book by Kim and that was a long time ago. However, I had really enjoyed it…and now, I’m not sure why I haven’t read more since, because I’ll definitely ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
35
Section 3
43
Section 4
68
Section 5
78
Section 6
93
Section 7
101
Section 8
109
Section 20
211
Section 21
220
Section 22
226
Section 23
234
Section 24
241
Section 25
250
Section 26
258
Section 27
268

Section 9
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Section 10
125
Section 11
133
Section 12
142
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
174
Section 16
182
Section 17
188
Section 18
195
Section 19
205
Section 28
275
Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
308
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Kim Vogel Sawyer is the bestselling author of more than fifteen novels. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. She and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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