I just finished reading A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer. Rose was raised in a loving Amish family during the Great Depression. She turned her back on the man she loves and was to marry because he assisted as a medic during World War II. She doesn't understand why he would serve in the Englisch army, and although she loves him, she stands behind the Amish beliefs. However, she soon discovers the truth about her birth--she was born Englisch, but her Englisch parents abandoned her when they moved in search of work. She was adopted and raised by the Amish family she knows and loves. Discovering the truth about her past, Rose finds herself confused and wondering where she belongs.
I thought it was very neat that this book was based on a true story. I really enjoy reading Amish fiction. The characters seem to have a strong faith in God and strong family relationships. This was true for this book as well. Rose had strong bonds with her Amish family, so that she was extremely confused when she discovered that she was born Englisch. Without giving away too much of the story, Jonathan, her boyfriend, also proved those bonds to be strong when he went to search for answers from Rose's past. This was a pretty good read!
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