Monday, November 17, 2014

A BOOK REVIEW OF EMMA BLOOMS AT LAST BY NAOMI KING

 
 
 



Naomi King continues to write wonderfully appealing Amish romance novels including her newest offering, Emma Blooms at Last (Penguin Group).  Emma Blooms at Last continues the story from Book One, Amanda Weds a Good Man of the One Big Happy Family series which takes place in Cedar Creek, Missouri.  Readers may want to read Amanda Weds a Good Man prior to starting Emma Blooms at Last so as to be familiar with all the character's back stories.  Both books are excellent reads and very entertaining.

As the book begins, Emma Graber is feeling like she is always the bridesmaid, and never the bride as her friend Abby Lambright prepares to marry Emma’s brother, James.  Emma has spent her life caring for her aged parents and she has no prospects for a husband in sight.   Naomi King perfectly captures Emma's feelings of being left behind while everyone else is dating someone special.
 
One young man, Jerome, has been looking Emma's way, but he is so flashy and sure of himself, which is not the Amish way.  It seems people keep pushing Jerome towards Emma as they play matchmaker.  Their blatant and clumsy attempts at matching Emma to Jerome irritates Emma and only causes her to back away from him.  And Jerome doesn’t help his cause with his constant pressure to see and date Emma.  Will Jerome be able to let his true self shine in front of Emma?  Will Emma come out of her shell and let herself love again?

Meanwhile Wyman and Amanda Brubaker and their combined brood of children from Book One are back in Emma Blooms at Last.  Money troubles mount for the Brubakers and each member of the combined family face new sacrifices.  Can Wyman discover a way to fight back “Amish style” to get his family and business back on their feet?

Emma Blooms at Last is such a charming book; readers will love the families within its pages.  Naomi King gives us excitement, romance, challenging situations, and good, old fashioned Christian values in this page turning delightful novel.  Emma Blooms at Last was published November 4, 2014.

 
 

 

21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I will also add that this series/story line actually began with ABBY FINDS HER CALLING, and then ROSEMARY OPENS HER HEART, which precede AMANDA and EMMA. The publisher changed the series name, so readers are often confused!

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    1. Thanks for that clarification, Charlotte. I have read all of your fantastic books and now I understand why the books are connected but have different series names. All of your books are top notch!

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    2. Thanks so much, Gloria! Now you've got the whole picture!

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  2. I love ALL of your books

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    1. Thanks so much for your compliment, and for stopping by today!

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  3. This book looks good to read, from what you have shared it has me wanting to read it <3

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    1. Yay! EMMA and I are doing our job! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I would just love to read, irregardless :)
    Thank you for the opportunity :)

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    1. And thank YOU, Loretta! Love your attitude!

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    1. And thanks for spending your time with me and EMMA!

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  6. I would love to win this book! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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    1. Ah, but see, Shelia, you could actually win a $50 gift card and choose a LOT of books! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love the family setting. My sister always got the attention in my family so I can relate with Emma. padt73[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks so much! I just had to give Emma her own happily-ever-after before I brought this series to a close! Glad you stopped by!

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  8. I am dying to read this book!!! Your books are so good! And I love to review them on my blog.

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  9. Thanks so much for your kind words, Sonja, and for stopping by!

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  10. Love your books Charlotte Hubbard. Looking forward too reading Emma Blooms at Last. Keep up the wonderful writing. CherylB1987 AT Hotmail DOT com

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  11. Love your books Charlotte Hubbard. I am looking forward to continuing to read what I started in Amanda Weds a Good Man of the One Big Happy Family series.

    Cnnamongirl (at) aol (dot) com

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