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#85: A Christmas Gift for Rose - Tricia Goyer




Tricia Goyer is the bestselling author of thirty-seven books, including the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. She is currently writing three more Amish stories and One Year of Amish Peace. Tricia's Amish novels have made the ECPA and USA Today bestsellers list. Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have four children and are currently in the process of adopting two more.






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.


  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 24, 2013)
  • ISBN: 9780310336785
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REVIEW:
The ending really choked me up. I'm having a hard time finding the things that sum up how I feel about this book.
This is one of those books that you should read when you're feeling low and need a spiritual re-charge. I couldn't help feeling the highs and lows while reading. I became so emotionally connected to Rose and her story. I was also adopted, though only by my father, and did not know about it or him until I was older. I was even older that that when I finally met my real father, only to have him taken to heaven a year later. The same questions about the unknown that were raised within Rose were raised in me as well. Feeling like she wouldn't get the chance to know her parents, her birth parents, I can relate.
Christmas in the title is slightly misleading to me. You think of the gushy holiday things that go along with the word. For me, Christmas was Rose's gift, and our gift is reading her story.


4.5/5

Comments

  1. I am adopted too, Freda. I always knew from the time I was really little. I was a private adoption so I have my adoption papers and found my birth family when I was 26. I am so sorry that when you found your father you lost him.

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  2. This sounds very touching, Freda. Lovely review!

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