I was very impressed with this new-to-me author. I really enjoyed The Amish Teacher’s Gift and will definitely read more books written by Rachel J. Good.
The characters in this story really pulled at my heart. Whether it was Josiah and his inability to communicate with his deaf son, Nathan, or Ada trying to do her best to help her special needs students, I was totally connected to these characters. The communication issues between Nathan and Josiah, along with the tantrums, created many tense situations that had to be overcome.
I also loved the chemisty between Josiah and Ada, but a relationship developing between them wasn’t a simple situation. They had plenty of miscommunications themselves, as well as much judgement to overcome from the community.
I enjoyed this novel so much and look forward to the next in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Teacher’s Love
Widower Josiah Yoder wants to be a good father. But it’s not easy with a deaf young son who doesn’t understand why his mamm isn’t coming home. At a loss, Josiah enrolls Nathan in a special-needs school and is relieved to see his son immediately comforted by his new teacher, a woman whose sweet charm and gentle smile just might be the balm they both need.
With seven siblings to care for, Ada Rupp wasn’t sure she wanted to take on teaching, too. But the moment she holds Nathan in her arms, she realizes she’ll do all she can to help this lost little boy. Plus, it gives her a chance to spend more time with Josiah. Falling for a man in mourning may be against the rules, but his quiet strength is the support Ada never knew she needed. And, together, they could have the loving family she’d always hoped for.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2300 articles and 40 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers.