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 blended together to form a strong family. But when the construction of Wyman’s new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda’s determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family’s finances comes into conflict with Wyman’s sense of responsibility as head of the household....
Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda’s nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James’s sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her. But Emma’s been burned once and is twice shy of trusting the fun-loving, never-serious Jerome. As Emma and Jerome struggle to understand each other, and find the courage to make a leap of faith, the Brubakers face a bigger challenge than they first anticipated and begin to discover just what it means to fight…the Amish way.
Quiet, shy Emma Graber is afraid love has passed her by now that her childhood crush has married someone else. Romantic happiness is everywhere she looks: her brother James is settling down with her best friend, Abby (star of Abby Finds Her Calling), and Amanda and Wyman Brubaker (from Amanda Weds a Good Man) are also merging their families. Emma is startled and skittish when handsome, confident Jerome Lambright starts flirting, and she tries to freeze him out. Jerome has always been carefree, but having to work for Emma's regard helps him settle down and plan for the future. Meddling matchmaker Amanda dispenses common-sense advice as Emma struggles with a number of life changes. The focus of Amish romance is always on the family, but families in King's fictional Cedar Creek feel more real than most: they're big, joyful, and loyal, and they have their faults as well. The family scenes are heartwarming and tender, making each expression of love all the sweeter.