A Christmas Gift for Rose
Tricia Goyer has wrapped up another wonderful historic Amish fiction book in A Christmas Gift for Rose. This is a short novel based on a true story of a young Amish woman who discovers she was adopted from and Englisch family. This information, on top of the reality of her betrothed joining the Army as a WWII medic, puts a new level of stress on Rose in what is supposed to be a peaceful world.
Should she marry a man who went against all that she believes in to join the Army (even though he didn't fight)? What will the Bishop and others think of her when they realize she isn't really Amish? And who is she really -- Amish, Englisch, or something in between?
Goyer does a fabulous job of portraying the agony such issues can bring to a person who thinks she knows who she is and what she wants from life. This book would make a great stocking gift for your favorite reader, and I highly recommend reading it yourself to help you get into the true spirit of Christmas!
You can buy a copy of the book here.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both
novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that
offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500
articles in national publications such as Guideposts, Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.
Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the
American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference.
She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA
Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as
co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with
Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.
Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women
overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with
precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research. Tricia
speaks to groups interested in these eras, with the intention of
preserving and honoring the memory of the men and women who served.
She is a beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, writing the Big
Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Series. Tricia is currently
working on The One Year Book of Amish Peace: Hearing God’s Voice in the Simple Things and a true Amish story co-written with Ora Jay and Irene Eash (contracted to release in 2013 and 2014 respectively).
Tricia is also the visionary force behind the new website, Not Quite Amish.
Inspired by the writing process of her Amish releases, she wanted to
create a community where Amish and simple living experts can become
contributors. Launched in the fall of 2012, the Not Quite Amish
lifestyle blog features daily posts about recipes, repurposing, simple
style, beautifying your home, sewing Amish proverbs, and more. In
addition to having more than fifteen regular contributors, readers are
also encouraged to submit ideas, questions, and posts for topics they’d
like to see written about.
In addition to Not Quite Amish, Tricia also posts regularly at her
personal blog and is a contributor to other family and homeschooling
blogs, such as The Home Educating Family, The Better Mom, Allume and MomLife Today. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com.
Throughout the past ten years, Tricia has been interviewed by numerous national TV and radio programs and magazines.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan Books for providing a copy of this book for review. This gift in no way influenced my opinion of the book.