A Christmas Gift for Rose

Monday, October 21, 2013

Maybe it's because the colder air is finally here, or because I'm trying to figure out when I can squeeze in Christmas shopping this year, but the holidays have been looming in my mind for a couple of weeks now. So is a book lover to do?  Well find a good Christmas book to read of course!

And I want to share what I found with you all.

I was given the chance to read Tricia Goyer's new book A Christmas Gift for Rose, and it was very good. If you like to have a Christmas themed book to read each year, I would suggest this one. It was a quick read, but extremely well put together.  



Here's the book description:
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.

So we get the chance to follow Rose as she struggles to find where she belongs in the world.  It's a beautiful story that wraps in the love of family, and how family isn't always what we imagine it to be.  The idea of family can grow as your love for others grow, and that is exactly what this book brings to light.
A Christmas Gift for Rose  {Reading List}

The concept that we are to spend the holidays with those we love kept popping into my head as I read this one. And that of course begs the question of who do you spend your holidays with? Maybe more importantly, why do you spend those precious times with them?  

If you have read any of Goyer's book you will know what you are in for.  If this will be your first one, Goyer writes in an easy to follow style that allows you to truly connect with the characters. You are able to see their lives and where they spend their time. She allows us to ponder life issues and questions through someone else's life, which makes it more comfortable to deal with some of life's more difficult issues.  And this book is no different. 

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Where are you planning on spending your holidays this year?  With whom?








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**I was given a copy of this book by BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. **

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