“Amanda Weds a Good Man" by Naomi King, and published by Penguin was a very fast novel to read.
The story is about a widow with three children who marries a widower with five children and the problems and promises that come with that merger of families. It is to be expected that certain family procedures for each family might have problems combining into a workable arrangement. Sometimes husbands are not as cognizant about hurtful words or actions and so this novel takes the reader through the adjustment period. I really enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to readers who enjoy Amish stories.
The Amish community of Cedar Creek is celebrating a wedding! When Amanda Lambright, widowed with three daughters, marries Wyman Brubaker, a widower with five children, she envisions joining their two households into one big happy family. But it isn’t quite that easy....
Amanda Lambright loves Wyman Brubaker, and after four years as a single mother, she is grateful for his support and for this new chance at happiness as his wife. She’s confident that their children will get along just fine. But once Amanda’s clan moves into Wyman’s home, the tight quarters and Wyman’s reluctance to make changes to accommodate Amanda cause friction. The older kids are squabbling. The little ones are frequently in tears. Tiny Alice Ann isn’t speaking at all. Amanda and Wyman can’t find any privacy. And Amanda wonders if she’ll ever have a chance to pursue the pottery making that means so much to her.
Amanda believes that family lies at the center of any well-lived Amish life. Can she find the wisdom to guide the reluctant members of her new extended family toward the love that will bind them together?