Amanda Weds a Good Man - Naomi King

5 Stars!!!!!

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?

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

LOOOOOOOOOVED! What more can I say? This was the perfect book for me! This was my second book by Naomi King (the first was Abby Finds Her Calling). I loved it right from the very beginning. I don't know what it was about it really. It just felt like I was living along side them in their everyday lives. Almost like they were kind enough to invite me into their homes for the duration of this story. It felt so real to me. Not overdone, not slow - just... just perfect. Naomi King is an excellent writer and has that certain way of just making you feel at home in her books. I just wanted this book to go on and on.

The character development was great! I really felt like I knew this family! There were a lot of them to get to know but Naomi made it so easy with her excellent writing. This were really a few stories wound together in one as you follow along in these families lives. There is so  much to learn from this story too - so many good lessons!I wanted to give this to my daughter and say "Look, I know you are not into Amish Fiction, but you need to read this just because you are a new wife."

There are a few twists, a few sad parts, and a few happy parts and a lot of romantic parts! This is Amish fiction at its very best! I love books that don't need to have sex in it to be romantic, books that can make even the simplest little gesture like a touch of the hand seem so romantic. This is one of those books!

Thank you so much Berkley for sending me this great book to read and review!


  1. I would love to know more about Amanda. I am sure with the joining of two families and in such small quarters, life cannot be easy for them. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  2. Sounds like a great book! I love reading Amish fiction and find the Amish lifestyle quite interesting.

  3. Her books are very well read in our church library :)
    librarybooks at religious dot com

  4. Thanks for your comments on this author and her book, I love to read amish stories but have not read much by this author, I like to read about second chances and this sounds like a good one with a large family to come to terms with the new "togetherness" I am interested to see how they make it work.
    Paula O(

  5. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. What a terrific review! I can't wait to visit the community of Cedar Creek and meet these wonderful families. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  7. Sounds like an excellend read, thanks for the chance to win! :)

  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com


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