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Emma Blooms At Last

(One Big Happy Family #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Romance is in the air during the fall wedding season in the Amish community of Cedar Creek. But while one loving couple prepares to tie the knot, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker’s large family faces a threat from outside their happy circle...and must learn to pull together.

Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blende
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by NAL
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Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review. I rated this 5 out of 5 Stars and a Recommended Read.

A fan of Charlotte Hubbard’s Amish romance novels, I haven’t had a chance to catch up on the books she writes as Naomi King. When I was given a chance to read and review Emma Blooms At Last, the newest installment in Ms. King’s One Big Family Series, I jumped at the chance. While this is the second book in a series, which is also tied to another
Maureen Timerman
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I loved my visit back in Cedar Creek, and my time spent with old friends. We are up-dated on everyone here, and some of the focus on this book is Emma Graber, as we also prepare for the wedding of her brother James and Abby Lambright. We get to spend time with Amanda and Wyman Brubaker and her nephew Jerome and their blended family.
What a sweet time here becoming fully absorbed in the Amish culture, and even take a sleigh ride, such fun. Not everything is rosy, but love how these folks face adve
Andrea Guy
First, let me say I love Amish fiction and Amish romance even more. This is the second book in the One Big Happy Family series. It is part of a series, but not to worry, this book can be read as a stand alone novel.

I have to say that Naomi is now one of my favorite writers in this genre. She brings the many characters to life in such a way that you feel you are watching through the window.

Its a novel of family, big family, and the hardships they face as well as their faith. Amanda and Wyatt face
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Cheryl Malandrinos
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If Amish fiction is a favorite of yours, then Naomi King is an author you need to read.

In Emma Blooms at Last, the second book of King's One Big Happy Family series, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their blended family is bonding together. But when construction on Wyman's grain elevator is delayed causing the cost of the project to rise, Amanda's rallying of the children to work and help with the family's finances comes into conflict with Wyman's sense of responsibility as the provid
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book continues the story of Amanda and Wyman and their family. Trying to get the family elevator business built with lots of serious set backs and keep the family fed. Amanda’s brother wants to court Emma but she is so in her shell that he is having a hard time.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book - great story and characters
Debbie Lester
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Naomi King takes readers back to Cedar Creek in the second book in the One Big Happy Family series, Emma Blooms at Last. Readers who have followed the Cedar Creek and One Big Happy Family series will be thrilled with this latest addition. This book not only does it tell the story of Emma, but it continues Amanda's story from the first book and incorporates other characters from the Cedar Creek series. It's the kind of book that wraps everything up in a neat little package that will leave readers ...more
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Emma Blooms At Last. It is part of the 'One Big Happy Family' series. I believe it is better to read them in order, so you don't get lost in who is who, but also because story lines get carried over. I love the fact that the previous stories are woven into the new ones. I love being able to visit with old friends and catch up with them while reading the new chapter. I think it is the way the author leaves no one behind that makes this series so special to me. In this book we get ...more
Tara Lee
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emma Blooms at Last by Naomi King, book 2 in the One Big Happy Family series, is such a lovely book. And lovely is not a word I generally use. But there's not many better ones to pick from.
I love these novels. Reading about Emma and Abby and Wyman and James and Jerome and Amanda and ALL of the Cedar Creek gang... it always makes me wish I was a part of it.

We get to visit Amanda and Wyman again, a little bit of time after they've been married now. They're settled in and pretty well adjusted to th
Originally posted at Bunny's Review

I have lived around an Amish community all my life. However, just because I live around them does not mean I know everything about them. Yes we associate they are so helpful and it is wonderful knowing I have them as neighbors. When I find books about Amish I usually read them because the author will provide a different look at their community. This book was not any different. I started this book and ending up staying up almost all night finishing. I just could
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emma Blooms at Last pulled me right into the heart of a big family, allowing me to reconnect with characters from a previous series. It was like catching up with old friends. While there are several secondary stories going on the heart of the book revolves around Emma, who has always taken care of her parents, or at least that is her excuse for guarding herself. Things are really about to change though, beginning with the marriage of her brother James to Abby Lambright, and the plan that Abby ha ...more

Emma Blooms At Last… is the best sequel so far!

My goodness! There is so much going on in the community; I just know you’re going to love this book as much as I do!

Let’s see what I can say—without giving away any secrets.

Amanda and Wyman are happily married and settled in Amanda’s previous home, while Wyman is making plans to expand his business and add a grain elevator close to home. There’s lots going on with this family—so be sure to catch up on all their news.

It’s finally time for Abby and J
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
“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
Ruth Hill
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads, christian
For quite awhile, I have been a fan of this particular author, and I have a certain penchant for Amish fiction anyhow. Naomi King/Charlotte Hubbard writes the absolute best Amish fiction out there. I am always enchanted with her characters. Her women are so strong, and the men are so romantic and willing to listen to the women in their lives. Readers will always find a Christian message that is interwoven into the framework of the story. Her stories never preach at the reader. Honestly, I didn't ...more
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Many authors struggle to create one or two main characters that readers connect with, that readers care about. Naomi King has managed to create an entire cast of characters that you want to get to know better. You feel embarrassed for them, grieve for them, and laugh with them.

Emma is the character I connected with the most in this story.  She's an introvert who is very much focused on her family.  As the title would suggest, Emma's character grows tremendously throughout the story.  While Amand
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Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love Naomi's writing style. I believe this is my third book from her. I would say she is a relaxed writer. Its the kind of book that you just grab and settle in your favorite chair for the evening.

This is the second in the "One Big Happy Family" series. The first book being - "Amanda Weds a Good Man" which I loved (see the review - HERE). What I loved about the second book is that is doesn't just focus on another member of the family like so many series do, it introduced a new member of the fa
Aug 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Emma and Jerome share the stage with Amanda and Wyman, as well as the other Cedar Creek families, as readers revisit engaging characters with difficulties of their own from the first title of the series. This active community makes for a busy story with plenty of excitement, romance and drama for many books to come.

Everyone seems to know that Emma had a crush on Matt, who married another girl, which makes her heartbreak seem never-ending. Shy and careful by nature, she is even more cautious now
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from NAL.

Emma Blooms At Last is a book I wasn't anticipating on getting since I don't typically read amish genre/ themed stories. Still Naomi writes well and creates characters that are decent and kind at heart with genuine affection for eachother. I like that no matter who is involved everyone is family and everyone matters. Emma Blooms At Last is a sweet story that's easy to follow even though its a part of a series and brings in a dece
Vera Wilson
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Although the title of the book is Emma Blooms At Last, most of the book is centered around James and Abby's wedding and trips out on the weekends to collect their wedding gifts. Wedding are really big in the Amish life.

Emma has lived a very quiet life taking care of her family, so when Jerome begins to notice her she is very shy. Really not even given him a chance until after her Mother dies. Slowly but surely she comes to care for him.

Enjoy the Amish books. It good to see how the families work
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
I will certainly miss Naomi Kings writing. I have come to understand this will be her last under this particular name. This for me was classic Amish fiction no "English" influence needed. Amish fiction is declining in what I would consider true good story-telling. I have come to rely on Naomi Kings writing and it will truly be missed! This story encompassed so many heartwarming people; and my favorite when there are multiple families involved. It was a gem and pure delight to read; and if you ar ...more
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What a cast of characters! The way these families all rally together and become one in the most simplest of ways to help and strengthen each other is just amazing. Each couple has their own problems, but also seem made for each other. I so enjoyed following Emma as she grows and learns who she is not just through others eyes, but through her own as well. This definitely was a great feel good read.
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Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this on the Kindle

As ever a very good read, the story had where not everything goes right also how not everyone is so good i love the way that happens especially if the person gets what they deserve

I enjoyed the book & the series & can really recommend this book
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emma is shy and timid and doesn't quite know what she wants, but she is taking care of her parents and watching her brother get married. Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are adjusting to moving to Amanda's farm after the tornado. Christmas is coming and so are some heartbreaking times.
Elizabeth Shupe
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
a very feel good story.
Sarah Adamson
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, novel
A nice Amish romance including lots of blending of the new and old orders, facing challenges and the complexities of family life.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this story. I enjoyed the story of Emma and Jerome. Through the loss of her mother finds a way to come out of her shell.
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