Reviewed by Meg Massey
Rosemary Yutzy is a young woman still reeling from the death of her husband, Joe. Left to care for her young daughter, as well as her husband’s father, Rosemary doesn’t have time to think about moving on with her own life. That is, until she attends Jonny and Zanna Ropp’s wedding in Cedar Creek.
There, she encounters Matt Lambright, a young man who is interested in merging his lamb-raising business with her father-in-law Titus’ business. Matt is immediately struck by Rosemary, and does not try to hide his romantic interest in her. And while Rosemary is attracted to Matt, she’s not sure that she’s ready to move on to another man. Will he push her away, or will she finally be able to open her heart to the possibility of new love?
The second book in author Naomi King’s Home at Cedar Creek series, Rosemary Opens Her Heart is a heartwarming tale about accepting loss and embracing a new opportunity to love. You’ll sympathize with Rosemary, the young widow who is struggling to balance the responsibilities left to her by her late husband and her own hopes and dreams. And female readers will fall in love with Matt, who has a heart of gold and a special way with Rosemary’s young daughter, Katie.
You’ll also love catching up with Abby, the protagonist of the first book in the series, and seeing how her relationship has progressed with James. Will he finally see that they are perfect for each other? Or will her love for him continue to be unrequited?
If you’re a fan of Amish fiction, you’ll love the ease in which Naomi King weaves this story. Her characters, as well as the community in which they live, are rich and relatable. And while I certainly recommend reading the first book in the series, reading it isn’t necessary to understand this tale, as the author generously provides enough back story, allowing new readers to catch up easily. All in all, a great read with fantastic characters!
Also by Naomi King: Abby Finds Her Calling
Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by NAL Trade. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.