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Magic Within Review

Magic Within by Marcy L. Peska
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am enjoying this series so much! I live in Juneau where the series is set. The author does an excellent job bringing the scenery and quirks of Juneau to life. I love her characters who really do seem like people I would meet here. Book 2, Magic Within, picks up the story after Cecillia was killed. Vivian is discovering who she is, what she can do and learning more about the prophesy...the one that has her marrying a stranger and becoming the leader of his family. Now the entire family is coming in for the wedding and her mother is trying to tell her about a curse. This book is filled with wonderful, colorful magical shifting characters, an enchanting Pandora's Box and loads of family fun, love and spats. Oh yes, there is also the problem of someone trying to wrest the family leader position and the Pandora's Box from Vivian.
This is a fun and interesting series that can be safely shared with the YA crowd, (including the…

First Chapter Peek! Amanda Weds A Good Man

 Amanda Weds a Good Man
 Naomi King
Chapter 1 Amanda Lambright paused outside the Cedar Creek Mercantile, clutching her basket of pottery samples and prayed that Sam would carry her handmade items in his store. She had also come to share some exciting news: she stood on the threshold of a brand new life in a brand new family, and the prospect thrilled her. But it frightened her, too. When Amanda stepped inside, the bell tinkled above the door. As her eyes adjusted to the soft dimness of the store, she saw her teenage daughter Lizzie and the four-year-old twins making a beeline to the craft department while her mother-in-law Jemima ambled behind her cart in the grocery aisle. Several shoppers, English and Amish alike, lingered over their choices of cheese, locally-grown apples, and other household and hardware necessities, but she was in luck: the bearded, bespectacled man at the check-out counter didn’t have any customers right now. She approached him with a smile. “And how are you on t…

Book Spotlight: Amanda Weds A Good Man by Naomi King

AMANDA WEDS A GOOD MAN: 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? Purchase your copy:AMAZONTitle: Amanda Weds a Good Man
Author: Naomi King
Publisher: NAL Trade
Genre: Amish/Inspirational Romance
Pages: 336

Guest Post by Naomi King

I would like to welcome author Naomi King to the blog. She is one of my favorite authors and I am so thrilled to have her here today! Please join me in welcoming Naomi to the blog. Thank you, Naomi, for joining us. Having enjoyed your Cedar Creek books I am looking forward to hearing about how Amanda Weds A Good Man came about. 
A Good Man by Author Naomi King You know that passage from Proverbs 31:10,“A good woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies?” Well, the same can be said for finding a good man! I know, because I married one more than 38 years ago—and without his support during my 20+ years as a writer I simply would not be writing these Amish stories today. Emotionally and financially, I have made it through some years when the soup would have been mighty thin (or nonexistent), had Neal not been willing to pay the bills so I could write. These days, writing two series for two different publishers—when Amish books are such a hit—are the frosting on the cake for me. AM…

Review of Amanda Weds A Good Man

*I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions stated are my honest feelings about the book. I was not compensated for the review. *
I reviewed one other book by this author, Abby Finds Her Calling, which I loved. I was so excited to be able to review another book by her. The reason for this is that Naomi King is a quality writer. She writes with knowledge. There are many books about the Amish, (this I know because every winter it is to Amish romance and Christmas stories I cuddle up with). If you read enough of them you know that finding an author who writes with knowledge about the Amish is difficult.

Amanda Weds A Good Man was everything I hoped it would be ...and more. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author kept the story very real. Amanda has children. The man she marries, Wyman, also has children. Blending families is a difficult task no matter the circumstances. Yet somehow we think for the Amish it may be different…