An Amish Christmas Romance
ABOUT THE BOOK
A TIME OF ANTICIPATION.
A SEASON OF MIRACLES.
Because of Joel's impossible situation,
twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything.
As days pass into years
in the midst of the beautiful hills,
the laughter of children, and God's
providence--is it too much for Rose
to hope for love in return?
AN AMAZING JOURNEY TOWARD
LOVE AND BELONGING,
FILLED WITH THE WONDER OF THE
SEASON OF CHRIST'S BIRTH.
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook (October 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601427050
- ISBN-13: 978-1601427052
Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets from ABC's Nightline to the Wall Street Journal and a National Geographic documentary of an Amish life. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
I'm an avid fan of Amish books. Everytime I find one I haven't read I try to get it and add it to my shelf. This book is coming at the right time of year with Christmas and the holidays coming. Amish books are so full of love and caring. Ms. Woodsmall is one of my favorite Amish authors. She always has that sweet, clean romance in her novels. I sat down with this book and read it in one evening, about 200 pages. The author always gives you food for thought in her books
The Amish usually have big families and Rose Kurtz is the only girl in a family of 12, yes 12. She hasn't had the happiest of childhoods so when she was old enough she asked to leave and go to help another family in a different community. She's looking for kindness instead of always being put down. She was granted her wish but when she arrived at the new home, the mother had just died and there were two small children and a baby, newborn with a mother. I was surprised when Rose stayed in Forest Hill and married Joel Dienner and became mother to the three motherless children. It definitely wasn't love that brought them together but the needs of both, different needs, but needs nevertheless. After years, their relationship stays the same. Then a pretty widow comes to town and Rose begins to feel her marriage may be in trouble. Rose isn't very self confident and I hope that she gets strong and stands her ground. My heart hurt for Rose. You can almost feel what she is feeling. What will happen to Rose? Will love step in and heal? Will she reach out to her faith to find the strength to stand her ground.? The author never fails to give the reader and entertaining, thought provoking and loving book. The books aren't always all goodness and perfection, but reality in the Amish life.
Great read for the holiday season. Try it out!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Blogging For Books and I voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
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