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Amanda Weds a Good Man: One Big Happy Family, Book One
     

Amanda Weds a Good Man: One Big Happy Family, Book One

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by Naomi King
 

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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,

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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?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Naomi King:

“Naomi King writes with a heartwarming honesty.”—Emma Miller, Author of Redeeming Grace

“A fresh new voice...King’s lyrical style shines in a tender tale of how love and forgiveness heal broken hearts and restore a family and a community.”—Marta Perry, author of the Pleasant Valley series

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451417879
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
One Big Happy Family Series , #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
853,954
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Naomi King:

“Naomi King writes with a heartwarming honesty.”—Emma Miller, Author of Redeeming Grace

“A fresh new voice...King’s lyrical style shines in a tender tale of how love and forgiveness heal broken hearts and restore a family and a community.”—Marta Perry, author of the Pleasant Valley series

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

Meet 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.

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Amanda Weds a Good Man: One Big Happy Family, Book One 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MarieHahn13 More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve read Amish mysteries and thrillers, along with a few short story Amish romances – but never a full length novel. So when I opened the cover, I was shocked to find myself instantly lost in an amazing world with Amanda, Wyman and their very eclectic extended family. Each character is written with incredible detail, projecting the dynamic of family to a tee, particularly the children. They are exactly what you would expect out of a family trying to find a comfortable living scenario for the first time. There’s laughter, tears and the power of love, forgiveness and acceptance. Their struggles to find a happy medium in a newly chaotic state brings the home of this loving family to life and creates a warm, inviting environment for you as the reader. As for the romance of the story – Amanda and Wyman are absolutely adorable. As they try to keep their family happy, they must find the time to dedicate to one another and to their new relationship. The tender moments that these two share throughout the story are incredibly touching and the love that they have for one another is enough to endure even the most difficult of moments. It’s the kind of romance that renews your faith in love and marriage. I loved this book more than I could have ever imagined I would. The story develops beautifully and I just adored this family. I cannot wait to read more from the brilliant Naomi King.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
I am so thrilled to be reviewing yet another amazing Amish book by such a prolific author. I have said it before, and I will continue to say it. Naomi King/Charlotte Hubbard is the preeminent Amish author on the market today. And I honestly don't say that because I have come to know her through our working relationship--that certainly helps. But her books are so different from the typical Amish fare. Her female protagonists are not shrinking violets who do exactly what their men tell them to, and they are not afraid to revel in all aspects of marriage. Her male characters are constantly struggling with being the head of their household and loving the sweet women in their lives who keep the family going no matter what. It is the perpetual friction between the old ways and the new ways that keep the story lines exhilarating and not always traditional. Whenever I start one of her books, I am always certain that the current one cannot possibly top her other triumphs. And guess what--she always proves me wrong! I find genuine humor, raw and unabashed emotion, and a true reliance on Christ. Another thing I can always count on is the twists and turns that will occur within the book. So often, I can guess the formula of the book, but not so with this author! The one thing that consoled me in the middle of the book is that I knew she would not let the bishop get away with what he did. (I'm not saying what he did. No spoilers--you have to read the book!) What I appreciate most of all about Naomi/Charlotte is that she always emphasizes the gospel. Sometimes when I read other Amish books, I find myself questioning the salvation of the Amish characters. I know it depends on the district and the bishop, but so many Amish rely on following all the rules to get to heaven. And readers of her books will see those characters. But invariably, the main characters come to realize that being a true believer is not about following all the rules. It is about a relationship with the Creator of the Universe. And as long as that comes first, they can decide to follow the rules if that is what God has called them to do. If you love Amish, Christian, clean romances, and really good stories, this is the book for you. It is full of wisdom, depth, warmth, and real life. If you have not read other books in her Cedar Creek series, you can jump into this book with no problem. However, you will savor it more if you read the other books. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Ok, this is a new series, and I love it, but it is also a return to Home At Cedar Creek. Now you don't have to read the other books to enjoy this one, but oh how you will want to. Enjoy the tenacity of Amanda, in the Amish Patriarch Society! Also the warm heart of Wyman, although it took a disaster to wake him up! Amanda's beloved husband Atlee has passed away. She has three daughters and her Mother-In-Law to take care of, and has a hard time making ends meet. When the story opens she is setting the date for her marriage to Wyman, a widower with five children, three boys and two girls. The oldest girl, Vera, has had the responsibility of taking over for deceased Mom. We follow this family as they try to blend the family, and Amanda moving into Wyman's home. Know I would find it difficult to live with my husband's former wife's imprint everywhere. We also meet the new Bishop and his wife, and hope he would leave, but find the love that comes for this family from Cedar Creek. I can't wait for the next book in this series, such great and moving read!! I received this book through Pump Your Book Virtual Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
GmawFL More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful story. I really liked Simon and his" energy". The author gave another view of Amish and I look forward to her next book. Good ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book,I read it in 2 days,could not put it down, I laughed,I cried,the way it was wr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago