Edythe Amsel is
delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut
Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a strong believer in a
well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in
this tiny community. But is Walnut Hill ready for her?
Joel Townsend is thrilled
to learn the town council hired a female teacher to replace the ruthless man
who has terrorized his nephews for the past two years. Having raised the boys
on his own since their parents’ untimely deaths, Joel believes they will
benefit from a woman’s influence. But he sure didn’t bargain on a woman like
Miss Amsel. Within the first week, she has the entire town up in arms over her
outlandish teaching methods, which include collecting leaves, catching bugs,
making snow angels, and stringing ropes in strange patterns all over the
schoolyard. Joel can’t help but notice that she’s also mighty pretty with her
rosy lips, fashionable clothes, and fancy way of speaking.
When Edythe decides
to take her pupils to hear Miss Susan Anthony speak on the women’s suffrage
amendment, the town’s outcry reaches new heights. Even Joel isn’t sure he can
support her newfangled ideas any longer. And if he can’t trust her to know how
to teach the boys, how can he trust her with his heart? Download and start listening now!