Abby Finds Her Calling (Home at Cedar Creek #1) (Paperback)

By Naomi King

Berkley, 9780451235732, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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Description

Generations of Amish neighbors and friends enjoy the simple things in life in the lush countryside of Cedar Creek, Missouri. But matters of the heart have a way of complicating the most clear-cut plans....

Everyone knows the Lambright family, since they own a greenhouse and a dry goods store in which their eldest daughter, Abby, runs her own sewing shop. There Abby spends just as much time mending townspeople’s torn relationships as their clothes. But the local maidel has sworn off any suitors of her own because of her unrequited love for James Graber, the buggy maker across the road—the man her younger sister, Zanna, is about to marry. 

Then the wedding day arrives and Zanna is nowhere to be found, breaking James’ heart. Zanna has brought shame to her family, but there’s more in store for them when they discover how far she has fallen. Long-buried secrets come to light, and they test the faith and friendship between the two families, as well as the bonds of the Cedar Creek community. Abby is at the center of it all, trying to maintain everyone’s happiness. But will she ever find her own?


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 Home at Cedar Creek series. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Naomi now lives in Nebraska with her husband and their border collie.


Praise For Abby Finds Her Calling (Home at Cedar Creek #1)

Praise for the Novels of Naomi King

“King’s lyrical style shines in a tender tale of how love and forgiveness heal broken hearts and restore a family and a community. With its Missouri setting, King offers us a knowing look into a different Amish settlement. Readers will look forward to more Cedar Creek stories.”—Marta Perry, author of the Pleasant Valley series

Abby Finds Her Calling is a heartwarming story, beautifully told, of forgiveness, redemption, and the healing power of love in its many forms: love between individuals, family love, love within a community, and God’s love. This story touched my heart.”—JoAnn Grote, author of “Image of Love” from A Prairie Christmas Collection

“Naomi King writes with a heartwarming honesty that will stay with the reader long after the last page.”—Emma Miller, author of the Amish Matchmaker series

“What distinguishes this from many other Amish romances is how it shows that forbearance and forgiveness take a good deal of work, and the Amish, like everybody else, gossip, bicker, and sometimes have less-than-ideal family lives.”—Publishers Weekly

“Frustration and sorrow make King’s characters three-dimensional and believable. Readers of Janette Oke and Beverly Lewis will enjoy the latest in King’s Amish series.”—Library Journal

“The very talented Naomi King instantly pulls you into the lives and loves in this small Amish community....King has an amazing talent for developing realistic characters that have to grapple with life issues and through faith find workable solutions for themselves and others.”—Fresh Fiction

“A superbly written, engaging Amish novel that will tug at your heartstrings....King does a fine job of continuing to create that small-town feel.”—The Book Connection

“A talented author who writes from her heart.”—RT Book Reviews