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Wednesday, October 9

Review - A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose
By Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: September 24, 2013
ISBN: 978-0310336785
Pages: 192
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You'll know it is getting closer to the holiday season when you start to see books with Christmas is in the titles. Author Tricia Goyer released her newest novella A Christmas Gift for Rose last month, and, as you can probably guess, it is set around Christmastime.

Inspired by a true story, the main Amish character is named Rose Yoeder, who lives in Berlin, Ohio in 1945. She was engaged to Jonathan, but to respect her family’s wishes, she had to breakup with him because he had enlisted in the military to serve his country in WWII, working side-by-side with the Englisch, something that is frown upon in the Amish community.

The holiday season should be a time of happiness, but not for Rose, as she uncovers a startling secret - she was born Englisch!

Honestly, I don't like reading holiday themed books until after Thanksgiving, but I'm a fan of the author's books, so I went ahead and read it anyway. The book is a super-fast read, just under 200 pages, with wonderful characters and an interesting plot! I thought it was odd that the book was set during WWII, as the previous book I had read was a WWII Amish romance. Overall, I enjoyed reading A Christmas Gift for Rose and I recommend it to other readers. Plus, the book would make a good Christmas present for someone.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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A Christmas Gift for Rose Tricia Goyer Zondervan

About the Author:

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 and 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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