Amanda Weds a Good Man (One Big Happy Family #1) (Paperback)

By Naomi King

Berkley, 9780451417879, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (9/1/2020)
Library Binding (1/1/2014)

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Description

The Amish community of Cedar Creek is celebrating a wedding! When Amanda Lambright, widowed with three daughters, marries Wyman Brubaker, a widower with five children, she envisions joining their two households into one big happy family. But it isn’t quite that easy....

Amanda Lambright loves Wyman Brubaker, and after four years as a single mother, she is grateful for his support and for this new chance at happiness as his wife. She’s confident that their children will get along just fine. But once Amanda’s clan moves into Wyman’s home, the tight quarters and Wyman’s reluctance to make changes to accommodate Amanda cause friction. The older kids are squabbling. The little ones are frequently in tears. Tiny Alice Ann isn’t speaking at all. Amanda and Wyman can’t find any privacy. And Amanda wonders if she’ll ever have a chance to pursue the pottery making that means so much to her. 

Amanda believes that family lies at the center of any well-lived Amish life. Can she find the wisdom to guide the reluctant members of her new extended family toward the love that will bind them together?


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 Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.


Praise For Amanda Weds a Good Man (One Big Happy Family #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