Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose





A Christmas Gift for Rose Tricia Goyer Zondervan





Title: A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ROSE
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
September 2013
ISBN:  978-0310336785
Genre: Amish/Christmas

Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns the truth of her birth. She was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work.

Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind---Englischers? And was her intended's gift of discovering her birth family given out of love or fear?

Inspired by a true story, A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ROSE is a heartwarming novella of sacrifice and deep love.

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ROSE is Ms. Goyer’s first Christmas novella. I think this is an absolutely stellar start to the Christmas season. Rose should’ve known the truth of her birth since her subconscious reminded her in dreams, but the memory got repressed enough that when she learned the truth as an adult it shattered her.

Jonathon, her fianc√©, was a wonderful man. He enlisted in the Army when he felt badly about other men’s sons being killed—and he’d serve WWII sitting in jail or forced labor if he didn’t enlist. As a medic, his job was to save lives, not kill. But that didn’t keep him from being rejected, both by the Amish and by Rose.

I cared for these characters and wanted them both to find peace. The truth of Rose’s family came as a surprise for me. I’d expected a different family to be her true one. But it was perfect. Discussion questions are included. $15.99. 192 pages.

Book Info
About the book: Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World War
II---only to discover she's an Englischer herself. Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns that she was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own
kind---Englischers? When the man she loves leaves her behind, Rose is certain he left for good. Yet Rose discovers sometimes our greatest gifts are the ones we fear.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/pfhBl

About Tricia: USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and "Lead Your Family Like Jesus," (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.



2 comments:

Judy said...

This book will be one I will pick up as a Christmas read. Thank you for your review Laura. I can't wait to read it!

Blessings!
Judy B

LeAnn Mooneyham said...

I will be getting this one as well. Love Tricia's books.