Monday, September 23, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose

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.

Tricia Goyer sends us on a wonderful trip to post-war Ohio to the world of Rose Yoder. I couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what happens next. Nightmares can be more than they appear and Rose finds that out all too well. Throughout the book we meet interesting characters... an Amish man who feels convicted by God to serve as a medic in the Army, an Amish woman who finds out she's Englisch, an Englisch neighbor haunted by his memories of the war, siblings that know the truth, and a mother who loves deeply while holding back the truth.

Being an only child myself I was jealous of the relationship Rose has with her family. She also made me what to find out more about my father's step children that I don't know. I recommend you pick this book up and give it a read.

Many thanks to Litfuse Group for sending me a copy to read and review prior to release. 

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