Thursday, October 24, 2013

# Amish fiction # book review

Book Review: A Christmas Gift For Rose

"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?"
I'm going to be honest here...I received this as an ebook today and I couldn't stop reading it. I paused for a phone call and then picked it right back up. As Rose struggles to discover who she really is, I thought of my own struggles over the course of the past year.  While our stories aren't the same, she was written as someone who anyone who has ever struggled could relate to.  In the end, she realizes...well, I can't tell you that or it might spoil the ending, but let's just say that in the end, she finds herself and discovers the true meaning of family. If you have the opportunity to read this book, I can't recommend it enough. It's perfect for a chilly Autumn day wrapped up in blankets or in front of the fireplace.

I received this book as part of the Booksneeze blogging program. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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