Today I am posting my review of A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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.
I typically avoid books about war but I’m really glad I picked this one to read! I love Christmas stories and this will be a welcome addition to my collection. This is An Amish historical novel dealing with the effects on families from World War 2.
It’s a wonderful story. There is conflict and resolution. The characters and the story are both completely believable.
It took lots of twists and turns that I did not see coming. That’s always a good thing. Too many books these days are absolutely predictable. This one is not. It’s great!
This story is truly a wonderful, inspiring story.
Happy Reading — and Merry Christmas!
God bless you!
Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt