Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review of Rosemary Opens Her Heart

Home At Cedar Creek Book Two

by Naomi King

Rosemary Opens Her Heart (Home at Cedar Creek, #2)

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? 
Naomi King has written a lovely Amish tale of a young woman who opens her heart to love again after losing her husband far too soon, leaving her alone to raise little Katie.  Katie charms all around her and especially Matt Lambright, who also notices her mamm's gentle smile and loving ways.   Abby has finds her chance for love with James.   You will definitely find many enjoyable hours reading to see how things turn out for these young couples.   It is a story of commitment and families taking care of each other.   It was wonderful to see young Beth Ann sewing so willingly and skillfully for the family as well.   Readers are sure to finish reading this book with a smile on their faces, as I did.   
About the Author:
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.
I received a copy of this book as a gift from a fellow blogger.  


  1. Loved your review. Thank you. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  2. Susan, thank you so much! Blessings to you also! Rhonda


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