Friday, January 10, 2014

Amanda Weds A Good Man Book Review

Naomi King has written another great Amish love story called Amanda Weds A Good Man and I am happy to be able to share that book with you.
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?
Wow, can you imagine having 8 children at home at the same time? I think I would go stark raving mad! Not sure why either parent felt that this was a good thing to do, but they did and now it's up to them to figure out what to do.

Amanda's first husband had died and Wyman's wife was killed in a car accident. After some time, they meet and fall in love and decide to combine their two families. For some odd reason, the new town that Amanda moves her children to do not take to her and her children.

The Bishop and his wife are downright mean and this affects Wyman's children who think it's alright to treat Amanda bad. They break her precious pottery wheel and her pottery and that is enough to send her over the edge and she moves back to her house.

Amanda's nephew, Jerome, goes and talks to Wyman and he finally gets them to agree to try again but they are tested once more when a really bad storm comes up and pretty much destroys Wyman's house. They will have to move back to Amanda's until repairs can be made, but in the meantime, Amanda is so happy and so are her children to be back in their old home.

Will Wyman wake up in time? Will he get his children under control and tell the Bishop and his wife to mind their own business? You will get all of those answers when you read the book!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

A longtime resident of Jamesport, MO, home of the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, Naomi King now lives in Minnesota with her husband and border collie. She is the author of other novels set in the Amish community of Cedar Creek: Abby Finds Her Calling and Rosemary Opens Her Heart.


Stephen Alexander said...

Never read one. So i wouldn't know!

deb c said...

I had never read any until The Shunning and now I'm hooked.

Madonna said...

I like the Amish stories. I read all sorts of books but those are some of my favorites

Gayle Pace said...

Amish books are among my very favorites. I read them from different authors and just love then, Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Anita Yancey said...

I do enjoy reading Amish stories, because I like learning more about the Amish. They are very interesting. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Jackie said...

I think Amish stories are some of my favorite. I enjoy reading them.

Maryann Skaritka said...

I love reading Amish fiction.
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Renee G said...

I love reading Amish stories and so does my mom.
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Beth said...

They're quite good!