Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Rosemary Opens Her Heart
Naomi King

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • ISBN-10: 0451237978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451237972
 about the book . . . 

Another spring reminds the Amish of Cedar Creek, Missouri, that for everything there is a season.
Zanna Lambright is finally marrying Jonny Ropp, and friends and family have come from far and wide to celebrate. Among them is young widow Rosemary Yutzy, mother of toddler Katie, whose husband was tragically killed last fall. With a willing heart Rosemary has taken over care of her in-law’s family and continued to run a baked goods business from home, but privately she still mourns her lost Joe...and is unprepared for the changes that are coming...

Rosemary’s father-in-law wants to merge his lamb-raising business with Matt Lambright’s—a move that will require the Yutzys to relocate from their nearby town to Cedar Creek. Moreover, it will bring Rosemary into constant contact with Matt, who is making no secret of his romantic interest in her. The challenges of contemplating a future unlike any she expected are overwhelming for Rosemary. And although Matt is strong and kind, his courtship is so persistent, she often wants to run the other way. As Rosemary struggles to see beyond her immediate joys and sorrows, will she embrace the outpouring of welcome and support from the people of Cedar Creek...and accept this new chance to open her heart to a more abundant life?   

about the author . . .           

Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, Missouri, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Naomi King writes of simpler times in her new Home at Cedar Creek series. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Naomi now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie, Ramona. 

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Reader Review . . . 
When young widow Rosemary Yutzy attends the wedding of Zanna Lambright and Jonny Ropp, she attracts the attention of the bride's brother, Matt.  Although Rosemary is still mourning her late husband, Matt's persistent courtship causes her to begin to see the possibility of a second chance at love.
This is a very enjoyable sequel to Ms. King's Abby Finds Her Calling.  Although I recently wondered if I could be at the end of my fascination with Amish fiction, this novel convinced me otherwise.  Although the setting is in the Amish community in Missouri, the themes of loss and love are universal.  
5 stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Pump Up Your Book book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have 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 Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  


CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks so much for your review! I really appreciate the time and space you've devoted to helping me promote my new book! ~Naomi King


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