“Emma Blooms at Last” by Naomi King is a novel about the Amish community at Cedar Creek. Emma Graber, always a bridesmaid never a bride, is a young Amish woman with a very prickly attitude. She has spent her life caring for her parents and being a good, helpful friend and sister. She is a bridesmaid (again) for her best friend Abby, who is marrying her brother James.
Jerome Lambright lives with his Aunt Amanda and her new husband Wyman, along with their blended family. Jerome has had two failed engagements, but is ready to settle down. He has set his eye on Emma, but she is so skittish that he despairs of ever courting her.
During a series of mishaps, family deaths, financial problems and more, Emma and Jerome come together more by their helping those in need. Can they each find a place in their hearts for the other? I liked reading this book because I love reading about a simpler life. The community spirit among the characters was heart-warming.
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