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've read many books by Tricia Goyer and enjoyed them immensely. It was no surprise that I enjoyed A Christmas Gift for Rose. Rose's fiance is sent off to the war and when he returns, he's not the same man anymore. War can change a man but he still loves Rose and seems to return to his Amish roots with relative ease. Or at least that is how it appears.
Rose also comes into the knowledge that she wasn't born Amish and when her fiance decides to find her birth parents for her for Christmas, it changes everything. Or does it? A sweet story with many elements of faith, romance and the bonds of friendship and family, A Christmas Gift for Rose is a highly recommended read. It's also perfect for gift giving this holiday season.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.