Sunday, January 09, 2011

Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Courting Miss Amsel
Bethany House (January 1, 2011)
Kim Vogel Sawyer


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Courting Miss Amsel, go HERE.

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Check the comments for other posters and visit the list below to see all those postings for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
Angel at A Heart for Words
April at Projecting A
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy's Loft
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Casey at Writing For Christ
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janet at Along The Way
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at My Not So Hurried Life
Jennifer at Adventures In McQuill-land
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Suzanne at The Book & Cover Reviewer
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Georgiana said...

Set to post Tuesday morning!

Molly said...

Scheduled for Tuesday with a review! Thanks!

Andrea said...


Deborah Vogts said...

My post will go up on Tuesday. Thanks!

CarlybirdK said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Faith O'Connor said...

Scheduled w/ review for 1/11/11 :)

Oh, this is Casey @ Writing for Christ, I'm doing a fun blog party today at Seekerville. :)

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Deanna said...

Posted with Review

Brittanie said...

Set to post tomorrow.

Mocha with Linda said...

Set to post overnight. GReat book!

Tarasview said...


Deborah said...

I'm up with my review

Jasmine said...


Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Heart2Heart said...

Thanks Kim for creating another wonderful and exceptional story for us to fall in love with.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Julie J. said...

Posted. Review to follow soon. About halfway through but loving it! :)

Jill said...

My post is up!

Lynn said...

book posted

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Finally posted with review.

carla stewart said...

scheduled for Wed am

Jennifer said...


Cheryl Klarich said...


Stephanie said...

LOVE Kim! :-) Posted with short review HERE.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a review.

Janet Ruth said...

HTML posted Jan 10, book arrived on Jan 12. Will post my review later this month.

Suzanne Wesley said...

Posted my review.

Janna said...

Posted and reviewed - loved this book!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great book. Made me remember my time in a 2 room country school.

Janet Ruth said...

I received the book after the tour date, HTML posted on January 10 here and review posted on January 23 here