Amish Fiction Book Review: An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories

About the Book

Title: An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories 

Authors: Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray 

Genre: Amish Fiction 

Publisher: Zondervan 

Release Date: August 3, 2021 

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Publisher's Book Description

“Three charming stories of new school years and new romance.  

A Class for Laurel by Amy Clipston  

Adventurous Laurel Weaver leaves Pennsylvania to answer a newspaper ad for a teaching position in Colorado. She stays with handsome Glen Troyer’s family, and they become close. However, she never intended to stay in Colorado, and his family worries Glen may choose to follow her back to Pennsylvania or be left with a broken heart. Now she can’t bear to think of leaving Glen and her beloved students, but she’s beginning to feel like she’s out of options. Will Laurel and Glen push through the obstacles and fight for love?  

A Lesson on Love by Kathleen Fuller  

Priscilla Helmuth left her Amish community twelve years ago to pursue her dream of being a country singer, but she’s missed her faith and her family. Now, she’s moving to Birch Creek to be a schoolteacher. Micah Wagler recently moved there as well to put the past behind him. As the community comes together to build a new schoolhouse, Priscilla and Micah are thrown together. They bond over their love of music, but soon it appears that Priscilla’s dreams of fame just might be coming true. She has to give up something, and Micah worries that it will be their faith . . . and his heart.  

Wendy’s Twenty Reasons by Shelley Shepard Gray  

Wendy Schwartz is used to people underestimating her, but she’s sure she can be a great teacher. Unfortunately, it’s a disaster not long after she starts, and soon her job is in jeopardy. To make matters more complicated, she worries that she’s falling for the son of the older couple she’s boarding with. Lewis Weaver knows he shouldn’t have a romantic relationship with a tenant, but he can’t help but be drawn to Wendy. When a dangerous ice storm traps Wendy in the schoolroom with her students, uncomfortable truths will have to be faced by the town that just might change the future for everyone.”


My Review

An Amish Schoolroom is a sweet novella collection featuring stories by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray. This book features heart-warming stories of family, friendship, faith, and love that are set in three different Amish communities. As the teachers in these stories endeavor to instruct, inspire, and serve their students in their small, Amish schoolrooms, new relationships are nurtured, goals are achieved, and love begins to grow. 

In each of these novellas, the authors have written endearing stories that are thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting. I quickly and easily found myself drawn into the plot of each novella, experiencing real connections to the characters within each story. These stories include relatable characters who face setbacks, overcome challenges, and welcome unexpected possibilities. Their dreams and motivations are moving and memorable. I especially appreciated the meaningful, thematic threads of service, kindness, friendship, faith, family, and community that are woven throughout each of the three stories. 


An Amish Schoolroom is a special book that holds three touching novellas that are each quite thoughtful and engaging. It is a lovely book perfect for hours of cozy reading, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. 


*I was given a copy of this book by the author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Amy Clipston

“Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing "career" began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series with Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. An advocate for organ and blood donation, Amy donated a kidney in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Through her donation, her husband received a second kidney transplant. Amy and her husband matched another couple and swapped kidneys with them. Amy's memoir, A Gift of Love, will be available in early 2014. She hopes her story inspires others to become organ and blood donors. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.” --Biography from Amy Clipston’s author page on

Click here to visit Amy Clipston's website. 

About the Author: Kathleen Fuller

“Kathleen Fuller is a best-selling author of Amish fiction. She is also a wife, mother, crafter, coffee addict, football fan, and chocolate aficionado.” --Biography from Kathleen Fuller’s author page on

About the Author: Shelley Shepard Gray

“Shelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement. 
Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church. 
She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.” --Biography from Shelley Shepard Gray

Click here to visit Shelley Shepard Gray's website.


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