Thursday, November 29, 2012
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot
Celia and her 6 month old daughter Emma live in the Wyoming territory in 1882. Celia has been widowed for over a year now and the bachelors are vying for her hand. Her arranged marriage to Josef was pleasant enough, but not the kind of love Celia longs for. She wants a soul mate, someone to bring her roses at Christmas.
Carpenter Mark is traveling through the town on his search for his father who abandoned him when he was young. His trail grows cold and Mark is uncertain what he will do next. He boards at Celia's boarding house and works for the towns folks making Christmas gifts for their loved ones.
Celia is an independant, beautiful, and dedicated woman. She has a sharp mind and a love for serving others. She is the type of character that can survive the toughness of this mine town, but she would be even more if she could find the love she dreams of.
This is a beautiful Christmas story. God as our heavenly Father can restore lost time, mend broken hearts, and lead us all to forgiveness.
I received a copy of this book from Revell. You can purchase it at your local bookstore or find a copy at Christian Book Distributors.