Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good

Ada is a new teacher and she has been hired to teach special needs students.  She's been reading about their needs and how to teach them but school days are drawing near and she's nervous.  She takes care of her seven siblings and one of them is deaf so she has skills.  She just doesn't know how each child will react...

Forever and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 24th.

Josiah has a son who can't hear.  He has terrible tantrums and he's difficult for most people to handle.  Will this young new teacher be able to handle him?  She handles him just fine.  She also discovers he's afraid of his father.  She knows Josiah is a kind father so she tries to find out why he's afraid.

What she finds is that Josiah doesn't know much sign language, which makes communication tough.  As the boy learns more words in school, it gets a bit easier to talk to him.  He likes her brother and that helps, too.  It turns out the young boy doesn't understand what happened to his mother.  He thinks his father took her away.  No, she died from cancer.  Trying to explain her death will take some doing.

While all this is going on, Ada and Josiah are falling in love with each other.  His mourning period isn't over yet but he knows he wants her for his next wife.  Gossip and misunderstandings get involved but they overcome their troubles.

This was a very nice story with romance and several lessons about life.  I enjoyed it!

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