Complications abound as love is encountered by four young schoolmarms in bygone days. In Schoolhouse Brides, one-room schoolhouses by the Lehigh Canal, on the prairies of Minnesota, amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, and in frontier Idaho are the settings for heartwarming lessons in life and love.
This collection of four novellas features sweet, gentle love stories in which the characters' faith are pivotal in their life decisions. The experience of the authors is evident in the crafting of these enjoyable stories.
This book was an easy read. I started it Friday evening and finished it Sunday afternoon. The story line in each of the four novellas was rather predictable, yet enjoyable. I liked the historical connections to each of the novellas. Being a teacher in a self-contained classroom, I can appreciate the time and dedication of these one-room schoolhouse teachers!
If a woman was fortunate enough to secure a teaching position before 1920, then she needed to work diligently to keep the school board's strict guidelines for female teachers. Four such women here face career challenges while learning unexpected lessons in life and love.