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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose Review!!!

A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

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.

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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 She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. 

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My Opinion:
Beautiful!  A Christmas Gift for Rose officially kicks off this years Christmas reads for me!  And what a great novella to do so.  I'm beginning to think that Christmas Novellas are my favorite things to read!  Top 5 at least! :)  This one starts out around, and in, Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas day with a beautiful gift.  Hence the title.  Tricia's way of writing is wonderful.  Her characters are lovable, at times frustrating, and beautiful all wrapped into one.  There are certain tid-bits that Tricia adds that made be laugh and some that nearly brought tears and it's these things that make me love her writing the most.  This book is filled with the message of Hope and God's plans.  Some of the feelings were frustrating but realistically so. LOL!  And the turmoils that continued to affect our veterans after the war are expressed realistically as well.  I loved learning how the Amish responded to World War II, and the historical origins of this story.  Based on a true story, A Christmas Gift for Rose was all the more touching.  A secret, hope, family, finding where one belongs, love, God's provisions, and sacrifice are just the beginning.  This is an excellent way to kick off the season and will make a wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas read!  I highly recommend it.

Soundtrack: "Doxology (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow)" by Heidi Nadine,"Just Say Jesus" by 7eventh Time Down, "Christmas Rose" by Randy Yoder, "O Holy Night" by Celine Dion, and "Trust And Obey" by The Joslin Grove Choral Society

Exodus 14:14


*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing as a member of the Liftuse group.  This in no way affected my opinion of the book and the above is my honest opinion. ~ASC


  1. Lovely review. I love a good Christmas read. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Kelly! :) I'm glad you liked it. I agree, a good Christmas read is ALWAYS wonderful! Thank you for reading! :)

      Blessings, ASC


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