A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer is a charming little story that takes place at the end of World War II. Rose is a young Amish girl who was engaged to Jonathan. Jonathan shocked the Amish community when he enlisted. He never fought in the war, but instead was a medic. While Jonathan was gone Rose was left with the judgement of her Amish community where everyone urged her to forget about him. Now that he's back it is time for her to face her true feelings.
Things from Rose's past start coming to light and she is shocked to find out she is not who she thought she was. In light of everything she must come to terms with the way she passed judgement on Jonathan. She is trying to discover who she really is and Jonathan is determined to regain her trust and love.
This story is faith filled, and focuses strongly on family bonds, belonging and love. Even though the title makes you think it is going to be a holiday based story, it is not. I would not even consider it a Christmas story
besides the fact that the time of year is during the holiday season. It is a short story and a quick read that you are sure to love. Perfect for a winter's day cuddled up on the couch!
***This book was provided to me by booksneeze in exchange for my review.