Rosemary Opens Her Heart: Home at Cedar Creek, Book Two

Praise for

Abby Finds Her Calling

“What distinguishes this from many other Amish romances is how it shows that forbearance
and forgiveness take a good deal of work, and the Amish, like everybody else, gossip,
bicker, and sometimes have less-than-ideal family lives….King has created enough open-ended
characters to entice the reader back to Cedar Creek for more.”

Publishers Weekly

“A new contemporary series, Home at Cedar Creek, from a talented author who writes
from her heart. The story line’s been around for decades, but King freshens it up
and brings new life to it.”

Romantic Times

Abby Finds Her Calling
is a heartwarming story, beautifully told, of forgiveness, redemption, and the healing
power of love in its many forms: love between individuals, family love, love within
a community, and God’s love. This story touched my heart.”

—JoAnn Grote, author of “Image of Love” from
A Prairie Christmas Collection

“Naomi King writes with a heartwarming honesty that will stay with the reader long
after the last page.”

—Emma Miller, author of
Leah’s Choice

“A fresh new voice enters the world of Amish fiction with Naomi King’s
Abby Finds Her Calling
. King’s lyrical style shines in a tender tale of how love and forgiveness heal broken
hearts and restore a family and a community. With its Missouri setting, King offers
us a knowing look into a different Amish settlement. Readers will look forward to
more Cedar Creek stories.”

—Marta Perry, author of the Pleasant Valley series


Abby Finds Her Calling

Opens Her



Naomi King


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King, Naomi, 1953–

Rosemary opens her heart/Naomi King.

p. cm.—(Home at Cedar Creek; bk. 2)

ISBN: 978-1-101-60541-7

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In memory of my mom, who taught me how to work—
and how to work around


Once again, all praise and gratitude goes to You, Lord: without Your help and inspiration
through some unforeseen events and distractions, I simply wouldn’t have finished this

Thanks again and again to my editor, Ellen Edwards, for your patience as I completed
this story. Many thanks, as well, to my agent, Evan Marshall, whose enthusiasm has
brought me such a long way in my career. It’s a joy and a privilege to work with both
of you.

Special thanks to Jim Smith of Step Back in Time Tours in Jamesport, Missouri—the
largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi—for your indispensable
insights and assistance as I write this series. Blessings on you, Jim! It’s a real
pleasure to work with you. Any mistakes in these stories are my own oversight, not

Much love to you, Neal, for your unwavering faith in my abilities and for insisting
we celebrate every success of every size.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm and
carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

—ISAIAH 40:11

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth
me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep
I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice,
and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

—JOHN 10:14–16

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

—MATTHEW 23:11

Serve the Lord with gladness.

—PSALM 100:2

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