Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Abby Finds Her Calling-Naomi King

Abby Finds Her Calling

Naomi King

NAL, Feb 28 2012, $14.00

ISBN: 9780451235732

In Cedar Creek, Missouri James Graber becomes engaged to Zanna Lambright. Zanna’s older sister, Abby is heartbroken as she loves James. Vowing to never marry, she focuses on her sewing shop and her family.

On the day of their wedding with guests arriving from as far away as Pennsylvania, Abby tells James that Zanna ran away. Stunned he feels as if his heart has been ripped asunder while the runaway bride’s family is shamed by her actions. James vows to never marry especially after learning why his beloved left. Abby feels for him as she knows no way to mend a broken heart while trying to help her beloved, her family and her Amish community who must deal with the unthinkable trauma.

The first Home at Cedar Creek Amish family drama is an entertaining tale with two surprising wonderful twists from the usual sub-genre stories. Abby is terrific as she displays her fortitude by being there for her sister when pressure is on her to ignore her sibling. Her inner strength of supporting others makes Naomi King’s opening Lambright saga is an enjoyable read.

Harriet Klausner

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