Review of THE AMISH TEACHER’S DILEMMA by Patricia Davids

This is a clean, sweet Amish story about a young woman who steps outside of her comfort zone and sets out on her own to establish a new life.  Eva Coblenz moves from Ohio to Maine to become a new school teacher.  A really new school teacher, since she has never been employed as one before!  Her neighbor in this new environment is Willis Gingrich, a blacksmith who has taken on the responsibility to raise his three younger siblings after the death of their parents.  I really enjoyed the scenes with Willis and the adorable children.  They weren’t afraid to tell how they were feeling and in doing that, they also kept revealing how their brother was feeling.  I enjoyed getting to know Eva, an independent and resilient young woman who faces new challenges with a can-do attitude that was refreshing.  The conflict comes in with Eva’s domineering brother and his lazy wife because they did not want Eva leaving Ohio to begin with and try to make her miserable enough that she will return.  I could tell that this book is from a series because there were new people introduced about whom I want to know more and expect the author to write more about them in the future.  Fans of Amish fiction will enjoy the story of the adventures of Eva and the trials of Willis.  
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
This is a totally clean read.
This book is available now at your local bookseller and online.

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