15 October 2013

A Christmas Gift For Rose by Tricia Goyer, Book review And GIVEAWAY

Publisher: Zondervan (September 24, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0310336785


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
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.


Here are my thoughts:

With her Liberator series* to my thinking, Tricia Goyer proved to be a formidable author and her novels reflects a deep faith along great research! That said, I have enjoyed far more other authors' Amish novels as you will have noticed by my reviews here. 
A Christmas Gift For Rose however struck a special cord with me and I was only too happy to make the cut as a reviewer for this particular title! 
Christmas is on the horizon Folks!

Whilst stationed overseas Jonathan wrote to Rose: "I'll be back in Berlin before Christmas Rose. Let's not wait until next harvest to get married."

Thanksgiving - Berlin, Ohio 1945: Rose has endured the murmurs behind her back from neighbours and friends, even the Bishop has visited to express his concerns about Jonathan volunteering to go overseas and serve as a Medic and perhaps already determined to leave their community.
Despite Jonathan's assurance he has not carried a weapon and cared only for the wounded, it is quite conceivable he will no longer fit in the Amish circle and Rose will not speak to him.

With Thanksgiving celebrations and WW 2 now over, Rose and her family offers prayers for the many families who lost their loved ones during the conflict and for those soldiers who came home carrying the heavy burden of the horrors they have witnessed on the battlefields.
After meeting with a nearby Englisher neighbour, she realizes the reasoning behind Jonathan's involvement and lets him back in her life.

For years Rose has experienced nightmares and her Mem worries she might stumble on a secret which would devastate their family. When Mem reveals Rose is an Englisher, she feels her whole life is a sham and she is desperately trying to figure where she belongs. Perhaps like Jonathan, she no longer fits in their community!
Distressed, Rose shares with Jonathan her findings albeit his reaction is not exactly what she anticipated!

A journey of love, faith and sacrifice, A Christmas Gift For Rose is a beautiful story set in the Amish community in the aftermath of WW2.

Don't miss it! A great gift for Amish aficionados and well worth 5 stars!

* Note to Readers: three of my favourite books are by this author:
  -  From Dust and Ashes
  -  Night Song 
  -  Dawn of a Thousand Nights

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 TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. 
She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show.

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her first Christmas novella,  
A Christmas Gift for Rose
with a  
Christmas Gift giveaway! 

Enter to win a NEW Kindle Fire HDX for you AND one for a friend!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX and one to give away to a friend!
  • A Christmas Gift for Rose, by Tricia Goyer for you and your friend!
Four second place winners will receive:
  • A Christmas Gift for Rose Christmas pack (includes a recipe card, bookmark, a signed book plate, discussion questions, and a Gathering & Giving handout!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 19th. All winners will be announced October 21st at Tricia's blog

Don't miss a moment of the fun!

 Enter today and be sure to visit Tricia's blog on the 21st to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

I received a hardback copy of this title from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. I have to confess to liking books about Christmas.

  2. So do I Tracey! I anticipate the Season months ahead yet we do not go for commecial celebrations, it's just the atmosphere is so full of promises!
    I have a pile of cherished Christmas stories/movies/music I enjoy from the first of the Advent!
    All the best,

  3. Oh, I love Christmas books and movies. And I love GIVEAWAYS! Count me in, and I'd love a chance to win this wonderful book.


    1. Be sure to enter Tricia's giveaway Sheri. On 7 December she will have a nationwide party, advertised on her facebook page I imagine (lots of goodies to win!)

  4. I love reading books about Christmas...especially in the winter months. Thanks for the wonderful review my friend! Sweet hugs!

    1. Be sure to enter her giveaway and check out Tricia's facebook page for more opportunities (see comment above)

  5. I love Christmas books!! It sure is right around the corner!

    1. I think Mystica's comment says it all (see below). How can we resist?

  6. I love the feeling of Christmas so much!

    1. There is nothing like it Mystica, I agree!
      Any rain yet?


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