A Christmas Gift for Rose takes place during World War II in the Amish community of Berlin, Ohio. It's Christmas time and Rose is anguished over the return of her boyfriend from the war. Though Amish young men aren't allowed to serve in battle, Jonathan (her intended) broke tradition and chose to tend to the soldiers that were wounded. Rose is mortified and feels that they can no longer marry, even though she truly loves him. As the book moves on, life takes a surprising turn for Rose when she discovers that she wasn't born Amish. Her birth family gave her to the Amish Yoder family to raise as their own. Rose, who so harshly judged Jonathan as behaving like Englisch people, is really Englisch herself.
Tricia Goyer always delivers an entertaining and heartwarming story and A Christmas Gift for Rose is no exception. Christmas time, the Depression and the love of family create the perfect setting for this tender tale of forgiveness and redemption. I adored Jonathan and the Yoder family from the beginning, although I had a harder time warming to Rose. I soon realized that Rose had to undergo a transformation and her heart had to soften in order for her to be truly happy. Once the secret of her past was divulged, her healing could begin- if she would only allow it.
About the book: Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World WarII---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.
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.comand 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 atwww.TriciaGoyer.com.