Title: Rosemary Opens Her Heart. (Home at Cedar Creek #2)
Author: Naomi King
Review: I am an official Amish Romance fan. I wanted to read this book, the second in the series, to see if my favorite characters from the last book got together or not….well this book has a bit about those two, but it focuses on a completely new character. Rosemary.
Rosemary is a young widow who comes to Cedar Creek for a wedding. She meets Matt and he falls for her the moment he sees her. She takes a bit more convincing, well quite a bit at that. She is head strong and yet follows her views as an Amish woman. She has a young daughter and wishes the best of her and she cares for her husband’s family now that he is gone. So she feels she had plenty on her plate without the added romance Matt is proposing.
I look forward to the next book to find out what happens, you get a pretty good idea, but I like a bit more concreteness sometimes. I also want to know what happens to Abby. Will she find happiness in a relationship or will she stay single? Either way I think Abby will find the happiness she seeks, but having a family of her own would be something she would love.
The author does a fantastic job of letting the reader into the world of the Amish and I feel that I would love to be friends with many of her characters in Cedar Creek.
Publisher: Expected publication: November 6th 2012 by NAL Trade (first published October 2nd 2012)
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent to me by the publisher for review on the Book Tour for Pump Up Your Book.
Synopsis: 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?
Author Biography: Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Naomi King (a.k.a. Charlotte Hubbard) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people—to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of her earlier Angels of Mercy series. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she’s not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.