Zanna Lambright is finally marrying Jonny Ropp, and friends and family have come from far and wide to celebrate. Among them is young widow Rosemary Yutzy, mother of toddler Katie, whose husband was tragically killed last fall. With a willing heart Rosemary has taken over care of her in-law’s family and continued to run a baked goods business from home, but privately she still mourns her lost Joe…and is unprepared for the changes that are coming…
Rosemary’s father-in-law wants to merge his lamb-raising business with Matt Lambright’s—a move that will require the Yutzys to relocate from their nearby town to Cedar Creek. Moreover, it will bring Rosemary into constant contact with Matt, who is making no secret of his romantic interest in her. The challenges of contemplating a future unlike any she expected are overwhelming for Rosemary. And although Matt is strong and kind, his courtship is so persistent, she often wants to run the other way. As Rosemary struggles to see beyond her immediate joys and sorrows, will she embrace the outpouring of welcome and support from the people of Cedar Creek…and accept this new chance to open her heart to a more abundant life?
“A fresh new voice enters the world of Amish fiction…King’s lyrical style shines.”—Marta Perry, author of the Pleasant Valley 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…King has created enough open-ended characters to entice the reader back to Cedar Creek for more.”—Publishers Weekly
“A talented author who writes from her heart. The storyline’s been around for decades, but King freshens it up and brings new life to it.”—Romantic Times
“A heartwarming story, beautifully told, of forgiveness, redemption and the healing power of love in its many forms…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 Leah’s Choice