Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer *Review

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.
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My Thoughts:
 I liken this book to a child being adopted from another country and not told about it.
Rose feels something isn't quite right and has nightmares of being in an empty house. Finally her mother tells her the truth, that she was born English and that her parents couldn't feed her and left her with the Amish family.
This is a short read, but full to the top of excitement and emotion! Imagine just being told you were adopted, let alone that you were of a different group of people, that you don't care for. That would really tip  the balances in irony wouldn't it?
Great read for the holidays!

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a good read, sometimes it's nice to have a short read for a rainy day or a cold winter day. Thanks.