Thursday 26 April 2018

Book Review: THE AMISH TEACHER’S GIFT by Rachel J. Good

By Barbara Thompson | @barbmaci61

"The Amish Teacher's Gift might have been the first book I've read by Rachel J. Good, but it won't be my last." -Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author

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.

About the Love & Promises series:

Following Rumschpringe (the teenage “running around years”), the Amish face many life decisions--embracing their faith, choosing their careers, entering lifelong relationships. A group of friends shares this heartwarming time as they grow, live, and learn to love.

The Love & Promises titles:
The Amish Teacher's Gift (April 24, 2018)
The Amish Midwife's Secret (November 27, 2018)
The Amish Widow's Rescue (May 26, 2019)


The Amish Teacher's Gift by Author Rachel J. Good is an awesome book. I've never read a book about Special Needs Children and these children going to school, but the author brought it all together perfectly. The romance was wonderfully weaved into the storyline. When I started reading I was unsure I would like this type of book, but from the beginning I was mesmerized how well-written and the explanations of special needs. This is the first book I've ever read by Author Rachel J. Good, but it will definitely not be my last. The Amish Teacher's Gift is of Love and Promises #1series. I highly recommend reading this book and I'm looking forward to the next book.

I received a copy from the publisher, but was not required to review it. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.

BARBARA THOMPSON (aka barbmaci61) is an avid reader. When not reading, she likes to cross-stitch on her kindle. Reading is an important aspect of her life because she has quite a few health issues. While she doesn't have a blog she does try to promote great books anywhere she can. You can finder her on twitter at @barbmaci61


  1. Sounds interesting. I read a book by Wanda Brunsetter and her daughter and grand daughter and one of the novella's has a deaf child and the family learn sign language but you are right there are not many books covering these subjects. I hadn't thought about Amish children having special needs but there would be some. Thanks for the review.

  2. Hi Barbara, Thanks for your review. I don’t usually read Amish (we won’t talk about how long my tbr list is...) but I am intrigued by the premise because I have a special needs child. Schooling is complicated for special needs kids, and it would be interesting to see this storyline play out in an Amish setting.


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