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A Christmas Gift for Rose

Title:  A Christmas Gift for Rose
Author:  Tricia Goyer
Pages:  192
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Zondervan
Holiday times evoke some of the deepest emotions of the heart and soul in human beings, both of pleasure and of pain.  For some it is a time for gathering with family members, traveling, each heart longing to be connected.  Others find it hard because for a variety of reasons.  The longing in the heart is loud and not fulfilled in the way many hope.
In this story, a young woman discovers her past that has been kept quiet until she was older, then it seems it was almost too late.  While being raised Amish, Rose never quite felt as if she were complete. Her heart had a void and facing the future with Jonathan wasn’t something easily done without the healing her heart desired.  Jonathan loved Rose, but his decision to serve in the military as a medic made life at home very hard on Rose.  Now, he is back and wanting to move ahead by getting married, working with his hands to build many things with lumber.
In a story filled with intrigue, adventure, courage and romance, Tricia Goyer has shared a tale of hope by the merging of two families and two pasts.  I sat and read this in a couple of hours, enjoying the well described history of the times, emotions the characters felt and the healing of hearts.  Above all, in the story, is the theme of sacrificial love and God bringing hope through a gift the young couple doesn’t expect.  I hope you enjoy novel and consider sharing it with friends and family alike.
My rating is 5 stars.
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