Friday, November 15, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose

Book description:  "Inspired by a true story, A Christmas Gift for Rose is a heartwarming novella of sacrifice and deep love.
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 as she prepares to marry, she's thrown into confusion when she learns the truth of her birth. She was born Englisch and abandoned when the family moved on 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?"
My review:  This is a novella that did not leave me thinking there should be more to the story.  I really enjoyed A Christmas Gift for Rose.  The author, Tricia Goyer, is a favorite of mine, and this is a story that did not disappoint.  She writes this book in such a way that brings the characters and story to life.  I think having daughters of my own makes it especially poignant.  The struggles that each character faced were true-to-life, and the emotions that were carried with those struggles made the story even more compelling.  A quick read, this book will leave you thinking about these struggles and the responses to them.  How would I have responded if I were in a similar situation?  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 

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