Rosemary Opens Her Heart | Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King Marathon


Today I’m reviewing Rosemary Opens Her Heart, the second book in the Home At Cedar Creek series by Naomi King.

Here is a brief 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?

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I hope you’ve read the first book in this series… it’s definitely my favorite way to read continuing stories. Although each book can be read as a stand-alone, it’s much better to enjoy the story, as it continues.

In the beginning of this book, Zanna and Jonny are wed. Abby and James finally have a chance to court—or do they? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens with Abby… and James, too.

Abby’s nephew Matt sees Rosemary at the wedding, and takes to her right away, but Rosemary wants nothing to do with Matt—or any other man, since the death of her husband. Rosemary is a sweet, caring widow, who cares not only for her daughter, but her father-in-law and sister-in-law. What happens with Rosemary… and Matt… is also in the book.

I don’t mean to be difficult; I just want you to read it for yourself.

Charlotte (writing under the name Naomi King) paints another realistic picture; I was thrilled to be back in Cedar Creek—and I’d like to stay there until Abby’s future is settled. My interest was most definitely peaked—so much that once again I couldn’t put down the book until I had finished it.

I’ve probably already said more than I should have—so I’ll leave the rest of the story for you to read for yourself. You’re going to LOVE it!

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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

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7 thoughts on “Rosemary Opens Her Heart | Charlotte Hubbard & Naomi King Marathon

  1. Trixi O. July 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Donna, I think you picked a terrific author to feature this month! With each book you feature, I fall more in love with her books & the characters! I have the first book “Abby Finds her Calling” that I won from the facebook party and I would love to add all the rest! What a wonderful giveaway this month 🙂

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  2. peggy clayton July 11, 2015 at 11:16 am

    This is just wonderful having this marathon especially with this author. She is so wonderful and her books are tops!

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    • DJ Mynatt July 11, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Yes, she is… and yes, they are!


    • Charlotte Hubbard July 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Peggy! What a lovely thing to say about my work!


  3. D K Stevens July 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for featuring Charlotte, I enjoy learning more about her over the month! I looking forward to reading her books 🙂

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    • Charlotte Hubbard July 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks for chiming in, DK–and good luck in the drawings as the month goes by!


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