Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Book Review - A Christmas Gift for Rose


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.


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.


This is another wonderful book by Tricia Goyer. I always know when I pick up one of her books, it's going to be a winner and this book is no exception. I truly sat down and read this book in one sitting - it was that good.

Rose is a young woman who had her life all planned out - marry Jonathan, have children and a family of her own. However, she's also the kind of person who worries about what others are thinking of her. 

When Jonathan goes off to be a medic in WWII, she's horrified because he has chosen to be around the Englishchers and to actually go to war. Never mind that he never picks up a gun, but that he is saving lives, it's still unacceptable to her. Mainly because the Bishop comes to see her about it and she feels like everyone is judging her along with Jonathan. She decides to break off her engagement to Jonathan and then is heartsick at her decision.

She is also dealing with nightmares and an uneasy feeling that crops up around Thanksgiving. She's not sure why she feels this way, but it soon becomes apparent when her mother reveals the secret she's held for so long. Rose is adopted and was born Englisch! This forces her to take a look at who she is and, more importantly, who Jonathan is.

I really liked this story because it's all about accepting who you are and not judging too harshly those around you. I also loved the ending - it was incredibly sweet and brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes we gain much more than we ever lose and this ending certainly teaches us that. I love how the Lord blesses Rose and her family abundantly with love and family. 

This is a wonderful book to read for the holiday season - or any season - and it will truly bless your heart as you do read it. Whether you like Amish fiction or not, you'll love this book - I promise you! Obviously, I highly recommend this wonderful book!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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