Schoolhouse Brides: Teachers of Yesteryear Fulfill Dreams of Love in Four Novellas (4-in-1 Novellas)
Schoolhouse Brides Teachers of Yesteryear Fulfill Dreams of Love in Four Novellas - 4-in-1 Novellas Author:Wanda E. Brunstetter, Joann A. Grote, Yvonne Lehman, Colleen L. Reece Lessons in Love — 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. — Judith King enjoys her job teaching in a schoolhouse alon... more »g the Lehigh Canal. But after meeting a widower and his troubled children, she wonders if God has something else in mind for her life. Can Judith trust God to direct her path?
Marin Nilsson is closed to love but open to adventure on the Minnesota prairies. After offering her services as a school teacher, Marin acquires an unexpected student. Will he have what it takes to open her heart?
After a chance meeting with a stranger, Christa Walsh is obliged to charade as a town's eagerly anticipated schoolmarm and the stranger's intended. When the real schoolmarm shows up, will Christa be able to leave town with no regrets?
The life Meredith Rose charted for herself is suddenly blown way off course. When she is forced to move to Last Chance, Idaho, and invited to become the town's schoolteacher, Meredith's faith falters. Will God ever answer he prayers?
Can these women trust God to direct their hearts and their lives?« less
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.
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 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!