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The Teacher’s Bride: Guest Post and Giveaway by Kathleen Fuller

The Teachers Bride Giveaway

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to announce a brand-new series, The Amish Brides of Birch Creek! The first book in the series, The Teacher’s Bride, hit the shelves on December 4. From the back cover:

If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it is chaos. So why is he drawn to Ruby Glick, a woman who seems to bring mayhem wherever she goes?
Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.

When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.

With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.

What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.

I really enjoyed writing Christian and Ruby’s story. These two couldn’t be more opposite from each other, which made for a challenging, yet fun writing experience. As a formal special education teacher, I also able to pull from my own experiences in the classroom. Minus the animal shenanigans, of course.

The next two books in the series are The Farmer’s Bride and The Inn Keepers Bride, which will release in 2019. I’m also working on a novella for the upcoming anthology An Amish Picnic.

I’ll be giving away an autographed copy of The Teacher’s Bride, along with a hand crocheted angel ornament. To enter, answer this question: What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you all!

Kathleen

*Giveaway starts today, Wednesday, December 19th and ends Wednesday, December 26th and is only open to US residents. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, December 27th.*


The Teachers BrideABOUT THE BOOK:

Beloved and bestselling author of Amish romance Kathleen Fuller reminds us that sometimes opposites really do attract.

If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it is chaos. So why is he drawn to Ruby Glick, a woman who seems to bring mayhem wherever she goes?

Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.

When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.

With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.

What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com


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94 thoughts on “The Teacher’s Bride: Guest Post and Giveaway by Kathleen Fuller

  1. Getting together with family to share a meal and visit. Sometimes it might be the only time we see some family members throughout the year. I love this time of year.

  2. My favorite Christmas tradition is having my family over for Christmas Brunch. We take a family picture in our PJs and it’s just so much fun.

  3. My favorite part of Christmas is when I was younger. My mom would have made our house smell terrific with dinner and all cooking. We couldn’t wait for my grandparents to come, which was 5 o’clock Christmas eve. Than dinner, and around 11 we would leave for Christmas Eve Mass, after that come home to open one gift and eat some cookies. Around 7 we would wake up and all sit around table and open our stockings. Momma made breakfast and we would talk and all about the best parts we liked about Mass. A few hours later gather around the tree and open our gifts.

    1. Visiting with family and sharing all the memories we have of our loved ones that are no longer with us. Also looking at Christmas lights

  4. My favorite Christmas tradition is the big Christmas day meal with family. We have turkey and dressing and all of the trimmings.

  5. My favorite Christmas tradition is letting each child pick out one Christmas cookie recipe and then we both make it together. With 12 children it’s a lot of fun!

  6. I love decorating my tree with my kids. This year it has been a struggle keeping ornaments on the tree with a two year old.

  7. My family would gather & each one would open a gift separately while the rest oohed & awed rather than everyone opening at one time wrapping paper flying.

  8. My children are now grown and live out of their home state, but every Christmas, we come together for that important quality, connecting time that families must have to stay strong.

  9. Christmas Eve has always been the time that my parents, brother and I celebrated and Christmas Day is shared with my husband’s family. This has been our tradition for 50 years!
    Merry Christmas!!

  10. My favorite tradition my family started is on Christmas Eve we attend our church for a Christmas Eve Service. After church, we get Chinese take out and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

  11. My favorite Christmas tradition was taking our grandchildren shopping and letting them pick out their gift, within reason of course. Then we would go out for pizza and wind up the day with ice cream.

  12. My favorite at Christmas is getting together with my girls and their familes on Christmas Eve. to have a meal and open gifts.

  13. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to this Christmas show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania me and my daughter go every year and make it a girls weekend away.

  14. We have a special Christmas Eve Dinner with our whole family . It is wonderful to see Christmas through the eyes of our grandchildren. The excitement is the best entertainment in town.

  15. I have a wonderful day on the 22nd (my birthday) with my children and grandchildren and then on christmas eve we open our gifts. The joy in my 2 little granddaughters faces ages 2 and 3 is priceless

  16. My favorite tradition it to make my Mom’s oatmeal cookies with my daughter every year. We make 120 dz and we share with our neighbors and friends.

  17. My favorite Christmas tradition is that I do not put baby Jesus in my nativity scene until Christmas Eve, so to represent his birth day in the AM when our children and grandchildren arrive.

  18. My favorite Christmas tradition is going on Christmas Eve to look at lights then going home and letting everyone open one gift , eat popcorn and watch a Christmas movie. On Christmas morning we all wake up early to open gifts and have breakfast and start Christmas dinner to eat with the extended family at 4:00.

  19. My favorite Christmas tradition spending time with both of our boys and families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Love being with family. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a Merry Christmas!

  20. I love decorating the tree with my family. I also enjoy baking seasonal things. Thank you for the chance to win the boom and angel. Happy Christmas!

  21. My favorite Christmas traditions are spending time with family, decorating the Christmas tree, putting out Christmas angels, Santa’s, and nativity, and cooking/baking for Christmas!! Merry Christmas!!

  22. Watching Christmas movies while decorating, which eat pop corn while stringing up. Also I like when I get to bake cookies early with grandbabies. Usually a week before Christmas my mom and I bake cookies for three days and give them to her neighbors as gifts. Usually they are in 70 so they look forward to it every year. Than Christmas Eve we go to midnight mas. The next day we chow down and spend times with our love ones

  23. I love to get together with my family and spending time with them! I also love to decorate my Christmas tree with my 3 kids

  24. My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my daughter and her family. She always makes something special for dinner, this year we are having Roasted Lamb.

  25. My favorite thing to do is talking to my son and his family at Christmas and being with my daughter and her family on Christmas eve and Christmas Day. Hopefully, one day we will all celebrate Christmas together.

  26. Getting together with family on Christmas Eve, reading about the Savior birth, playing Christmas game, eating and visiting.

  27. Our Christmas Eve family time that begins with a service at church and then a light supper and gift giving afterwards.

  28. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve. It is a holy time.
    I love your books; every one you write is good!

  29. As a child, my favorite Christmas tradition was going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church and then coming home to open our stockings. As an adult, it has been going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church and then coming home to eat a simple meal and open gifts.

  30. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the Christmas church services. That keeps my focus on the real reason for the season and not on the materialistic trappings.

  31. Listening to my husband read bible verses from the book of Luke to me and our son. He has done this every Christmas Eve since our son Lucas was born 14 yrs ago.

  32. Our favorite tradition is watching as many Christmas movies as we can! My two kids are grown so the traditions have become simple 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Teacher’s Bride

  33. My favorite Christmas Tradition is making candies, I am going to work on making fudge this year and I always get ribbon candy as my grandmother did. Family Dinner is my favorite tradition.
    Linda Marie

  34. My favorite Christmas Tradition was, believe it or not, making my Mom’s rum balls recipe for my Dad each year after she passed away. He loved these and I spiked them just for him. He would take the container, go right out into the garage, and hide them away until he felt like offering one to someone special. The look on his face was priceless!

  35. My favorite Christmas tradition started when I was 6 or 7. I started reading a chapter book to my brother. We would read one chapter a until Christmas eve, then we would finish the remaining chapters in the story and stay up drinking hot chocolate and watching movies until we fell asleep either he would sleep over in my room or I in his… Now that we are grown up I go to his apartment and we read a story with his family on Christmas eve and watch movies until we all fall asleep in the living room.

  36. My favorite time at Christmas is spending time with my sweet husband and watching Christmas movies with my favorite movie being The Christmas Shoes.

  37. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree. As a child, I was only allowed to put one ornament on the tree in the place my mother picked out. So I look forward to decorating the tree each year. Happy Holidays!

  38. Spending time with family and the Christmas Eve Service are favorite traditions. Merry Christmas to each one.
    The Teacher’s Bride will be going on my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.

  39. My favorite Tradition is putting all the ornaments my sons made over the Years + the ones we gave them each year ~on the Tree. Some of the Ornaments are ragged and bent but the Love that they were made with will be in my Heart Forever..

  40. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year . My favorite Christmas Tradition is Spending time with family and friends. Watching christmas movies and talking and eating all the good food. The Teacher’s Bride sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I enjoy reading all of your books.

  41. So hard to choose just one favorite – making candy with my daughter and granddaughter; driving around and seeing the lights; seeing the little
    Ones faces light up when they get just exactly what they wanted. Too many to list.

  42. My favorite Christmas ornament is one that my grandma and grandpa gave me and put a special note in it and I read it each and every year!

  43. My favorite Christmas tradition as a child was going to the candle light service at our church. Since we no longer have those, my new favorite tradition is to decorate the Christmas tree with the kids while singing Christmas music.

  44. I always loved the Christmas dinner with all the family. It was good catching up on and sharing what we did the past year. I still love to get together with family and share our love for each other. Merry Christmas!

  45. My favorite tradition is singing Happy Birthday Jesus with the grandchildren. We use a brownie with a candle. Then we open the “first gift of Christmas” (wrapped) . It’s the baby Jesus, to remind us all that the first and most important gift given was Jesus! I want this instilled into the hearts of our grand hildren,
    Would love to win, thx.

  46. My favorite Christmas tradition is sharing time with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Day. There is always lots of wonderful foods-gumbo on Christmas Eve and turkey,hams,dressings,and lots of delicious vegetables and desserts.

  47. I used to make Christmas cookies with my kids when they were younger and did so with my grandson until he went to middle school. Of course, when he and I made them most went home with him. Would love to read this book. Kathryn Fuller is a geat author. Does this count as an entry to the giveaway?

  48. Getting together with family for dinner! And watching movies and opening presents! And. Driving around looking at christmas decorations! And celebrating Christ birth the reason for the season!

  49. The things I love about Christmas are the nativity sets, the candlelight Christmas eve service and carols and time with family and friends on the farm. In all those things there’s always a focus on the greatest gift given to all humankind – Love Came Down. Emmanuel.

  50. My favorite Christmas tradition is sharing Christmas dinner with my family. Good company, good food, sharing stories about our departed loved ones and listening to beautiful Christmas music.

  51. My favorite tradition is reading The Polar Express book to my whole elementary school where I teach while other students/teachers act it out.

  52. The winner of an autographed copy of The Teacher’s Bride and a hand crocheted angel ornament is Kathy Adamski. Congratulations! Please watch your email for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks for entering, everyone!

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