Today I’m reviewing Emma Blooms At Last, the second book in the One Big Happy Family series by Naomi King.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Romance is in the air during the fall wedding season in the Amish community of Cedar Creek.
But while one loving couple prepares to tie the knot, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker’s large family faces a threat from outside their happy circle…and must learn to pull together.
Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blended together to form a strong family.
But when the construction of Wyman’s new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda’s determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family’s finances comes into conflict with Wyman’s sense of responsibility as head of the household….
Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda’s nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James’s sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her. But Emma’s been burned once and is twice shy of trusting the fun-loving, never-serious Jerome.
As Emma and Jerome struggle to understand each other, and find the courage to make a leap of faith, the Brubakers face a bigger challenge than they first anticipated and begin to discover just what it means to fight…the Amish way.
Emma Blooms at Last by Naomi King… Don’t you just LOVE getting lost in a story! – Tweet this!
Emma Blooms At Last… is the best sequel so far!
My goodness! There is so much going on in the community; I just know you’re going to love this book as much as I do! I hope you’re keeping up with our reading this month; we have some wonderful books to read. Of course, there are problems; there are always problems to face in life, but these families excel at working out their problems—with God’s help (that’s the secret).
Let’s see what I can say—without giving away any secrets.
Amanda and Wyman are happily married and settled in Amanda’s previous home, while Wyman is making plans to expand his business and add a grain elevator close to home. There’s lots going on with this family—so be sure to catch up on all their news.
It’s finally time for Abby and James to finally take their vows—and everyone is excited and happy for them… but Emma is feeling left out. After all, she and Abby have been friends forever, and now everything’s changing. While Jerome is trying to court Emma, will she find the courage to take the next step with him, or will all the rumors she’s heard about him ruin any future they might have had?
Wow! I certainly do get caught up in the story, don’t I? The characters are so real to me; it’s difficult to remember that it’s not real. (And I really want it to be real… so I can visit their community and meet Abby, James, Amanda, Wyman, Emma and the others).
But no; it’s not real.
Don’t you just LOVE getting lost in a story! I certainly do!
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Will Emma ever trust her heart enough to allow love to bloom? – Tweet this!
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt