Thursday, March 22, 2012

Abby Finds Her Calling



The Lambright family's eldest daughter, Abby, runs her own sewing shop. There, she mends the town's clothes and their torn relationships. But the town maidel has sworn off any suitors of her own because of her unrequited love for James Graber, who is about to marry her younger sister, Zanna...

On the wedding day, Zanna is nowhere to be found, breaking James' heart. Zanna has brought shame to her family, but there's more in store for them when they discover how far she has fallen. Long-buried secrets come to light, and they test the bonds of the Cedar Creek community. Abby is at the center of it all, trying to maintain everyone's happiness. But will she ever find her own?
My Review:
This is one of the best 'community Amish' stories I've read. By that I mean that the story's focus isn't just on the hero and heroine, but on their neighbours as well. There's a bevy of hidden hurt in the Cedar Creek community and it all comes to a head when Abby's sister does the unthinkable.
Abby is a rock -- an anchor for so many who gravitate to her in their hour of need, but where can she go to find succor? How long will her strength hold out for? This is the kind of book that reminds you that with God all things really are possible. I love how King portrayed the healing of a fractured community. A lovely example of Christianity at work.
Giveaway Opportunity:
If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please remember to put the book title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw ill be held and winner announced on Sunday March 25 2012. Open to international readers. Good luck everyone!


  1. I have this on my wish list and would LOVE to win it. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!


  2. Another great review Kav and a book that I am keen to read. Great to read a book that not only involves the leading characters but the community that the live in as well. This is another new author to me and one that I have on my wishlist to be able to read.

    Can you please add my name to the draw....

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  3. Hope I can fill your wish list, Wendy! Only knows for sure!

    Shaz -- I think this is Naomi King's first Amish book. I really liked the scope of her story.

    You're added in Jody!

    Good luck everybody!

  4. Anything Amish I love! This sounds so great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


  5. You're like me Diana! Love, love, love Amish fiction!

    1. I just finished the galley of An Uncommon Grace by the author of The Measure of Katie Calloway, Serena Miller, and this is another one to put on your wishlist, Kav! A totally different Amish scenario. Wunderbar! This one by Naomi King sounds different, too...

  6. I am addicted to Amish fiction! What a great I can't wait to read this book. I would love to win a copy of "Abby Finds Her Calling".

    Please enter me!

    Thanks and Blessings!

  7. We have an Amish Community close to where I live, I love going there and buy their Jams and Jellies and all the good stuff they have for sale.
    I love reading Amish Fiction and your Book sounds awesome.

    "Abby finds her healing "

  8. Diana, thanks for letting me know about An Uncommon Grace by Serena Miller. It's on my too buy list now!

    Good luck Judy and Ingrid! And wow, Judy, how lucky are you to live close to an Amish community?!

  9. Not sure why i've always read your inkspirational messages each and every time they post, but never ventured over here. i wanted to subscribe to email, but couldn't find the link! am following by GFC, but that doesn't really help me. Thanks for the heads up.

    mitzi underscore wanham at yahoo dot com

  10. Hey Marianne -- I'm working on the email thingy. I'm techno challenged. :-) Plan on tackling it this weekend though.

    1. Thanks, Kav...i'll be keeping an eye open (unless i'm sleeping). Those blogs i don't want to miss i subscribe to by email. Thanks.

  11. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  12. Naomi King is a new author for me. I love all Amish, historical romance and Christian romance books. Please enter me inthis contest.

    I've read the review for Abbey Finds Her Calling sounds great and I'd like for this one to be the first of Naomi Kings I read. Thank you and Congrats.

    Mary Duff

  13. Sounds like another great read. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  14. Please enter me in this giveaway! It seems like an interesting story.

  15. I'd love to be entered for Abbey Finds Her Calling, it sounds encouraging.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  16. I am so sorry I missed the deadline on this book giveaway :( I will be out looking for it because your review has convinced me that it is one I will thoroughly enjoy reading!