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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Review and Author Giveaway~A Christmas Gift for Rose

About the book:
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.

What I Thought:
Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors.  I have enjoyed many of her books over the past few years.  A Christmas Gift for Rose is her first Christmas novella.  A Christmas Gift for Rose had elements that were close to my heart, that aren't typically in Amish fiction: The Great Depression and adoption.  I was adopted, and I adopted one of my children.  Also, my parents were growing up during the  Depression, and it is fascinating to listen to their memories from that era. 

Tricia Goyer does an amazing job of pulling you into the story right from the beginning, and holding your attention throughout.  The character of Rose was so complex, with many things going on.  I really felt her struggle with her feelings, not knowing where she belonged.  She had to learn to accept that God had put her where she was meant to be.

To learn more about Tricia Goyer and her writing, go to her website: www.triciagoyer.com.  You can purchase A Christmas Gift for Rose at several retailers, including Amazon.  Read more reviews of this book here.

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her first Christmas novella, A Christmas Gift for Rosewith 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!)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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