Beloved and bestselling author of Amish romance Kathleen Fuller reminds us that sometimes opposites really do attract.
“A heartwarming story of unexpected romance woven with fun and engaging characters who come to life on every page.”–Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth
If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it is chaos. So why is he drawn to Ruby Glick, a woman who seems to bring mayhem wherever she goes?
Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.
When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.
With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.
What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.
“Kathleen Fuller has written a sweet, oftentimes humorous, romance that reminds readers that the perfect match might be right in front of their noses.”–Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of the Every Amish Season series
“Kathleen Fuller is a master storyteller and fans will absolutely fall in love with Ruby and Christian in The Teacher’s Bride.” –Ruth Reid, bestselling author of the Amish Mercies series
“Kathy Fuller’s characters leap off the page with subtle power as she uses both wit and wisdom to entertain!”–Kelly Long, national bestselling author
“The story will captivate you from the first page to the last with Ruby, Christian, and engaging characters. You’ll laugh, gasp, and wonder what will happen next.” –Molly Jebber, Speaker and Award Winning Author of Grace’s Forgiveness and the Amish Keepsake Pocket Quilt Series
The Teacher’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller is amazing. The entire book had me eating out of this writer’s hand. I loved the relationship that the two main protagonists had. First they start out as strangers than gradually became friends. The blossoming friendship soon became more than what either of them expected. A bit of jealousy and the spark feeling around each other had me enjoying their growth.
Also, the characters despite being young adults, had some growing to do. Ruby Glick was known as te walking disaster. Her heart is in the right place but she ends up causing a wreck wherever she went. Her parents felt relieved when she left their home. This caused a deep sympathy for me towards Ruby. All she wanted to do was to help, be responsible, and make her family proud. But to Ruby, it felt like her parents only cared about her perfect brother. Even her brother had some struggles into letting her stay with him. But she soon won over his mind.
Christian Ropp is a school teacher for his Amish district. He has everything planned to the very tiniest detail. At first, he appeared stiff. But with his wanting to interact with his own peers more had me feeling sorry for him. When it came to making friends, Christian is at a loss. And when it came to impressing a woman he likes, he was a bigger fool. If it wasn’t for Ruby, I don’t think Christian Ropp would ever have broken out of his shy shell. He’s super smart, has a heart of gold but comes out hard.
Overall, I highly recommend this superb novel. This was definitely for those who love themes of family, friends, and friends-to-lovers. It was a clean yet romantic read. Humor, faith, and romance all in one bundle.