Monday, April 18, 2011
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Another book review?! Yes!! I've been reading a lot lately, and have been enjoying it! This most recent book I read in just a few days, Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer. It is a pretty typical historical romance, with a story about a young-ish woman beginning her first job as a teacher in a far-away town, in the 1880's.
I'll tell you that I'm not a huge fan of historical romances, but I certainly enjoyed this one! The characters were very believable and interesting and there was quite a bit to the story other than just "the romance." Edythe Amsel is a likable girl with lots of good teaching ideas which, unfortunately, go opposite of what some of the more traditional folks in the town want to see. Other characters in the book are developed well-enough to give you a good look into their town and its dynamics. I don't want to give away too much of the story, but suffice it to say that it's a nice light read, enjoyable, would make a great vacation book--good clean Christian historical romance--it's not deep, it's a quick read, but therein lies its charm.
I'd definitely recommend this book (and I know it's superficial, but I do like the cover too! :) nice brilliant colors in the artwork!)
I received a copy of this book for free for review purposes from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.