About The BookRose 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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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 TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. 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 ThoughtsTricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her first Christmas novella, A Christmas Gift for Rose, with a Christmas Gift giveaway!
This was my first experience reading a book about the Amish. It was so interesting to read and learn about the Amish way of life and see their way of speaking in action. I did not know that they had such strong feelings about outsiders but in this story, it was definitely apparent. But, in so many other ways, this Amish family was not that different from any other family - they loved and supported one another no matter what. A Christmas Gift for Rose deals with an English family whose love for their daughter leads them to give her up for a better chance at life. There was also the theme of war and how both Amish and English dealt with that. The story was very touching and the characters all drew me in, especially Rose. I loved the relationship between Rose and her Amish mother. And, I was rooting for Rose and her love interest, Jonathan, the entire time. This short novella is a quick and easy read with a very sweet story.
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