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Rose Yoder is as Amish as anyone could ever be and she dreamed of an Amish wedding to Jonathan Fisher. That is until Jonathan decided to join the ranks of World War II. All Rose can see is that Jonathan had turned his back on her and everything they stand for. The Amish are not fighters and she feels Jonathan was wrong in his decision. Rose’s world is thrown off balance by what she sees as Jonathan’s betrayal and, on top of a broken heart, she finds out her life isn’t quite what it seems. Rose finally finds out the reason for her constant nightmares… She was adopted by the Yoders but, worse yet, she’s not Amish. Can Jonathan and her family make her see that no matter who her parents were she is as much a part of the Yoder family as if she had been born into it?
Jonathan Fisher has loved Rose for years but he feels he can be more help on the battlefield administering medical aid to the soldiers than sitting in prison for his refusal to join. The one person that he hoped would understand has turned her back on him, he is on the verge of being ostracized by his community and is beginning to think he would be better off in the Englisch world. His love for Rose is what keeps him rooted in their community but Rose is pushing Jonathan away and it has nothing to do with him leaving and everything to do with the secret of her past. Can Jonathan help Rose forget the past and move into the future at his side? Will his Christmas gift help her to come to terms with past?
I have to say I truly adore Amish fiction and a Christmas Gift for Rose did not disappoint me. I could plainly feel the war going on in Rose’s heart and mind. She was Amish but, yet, she wasn’t. It was an emotional tug of war but I loved the fact that she didn’t have to face it alone. Her entire family stood by her and Jonathan’s support was heartwarming. Even though Jonathan was dealing with his own deamons he fought for Rose and gave her the greatest gift she could have ever hoped for. The characters were absolutely loveable and the storyline was definitely different than any I have read before. I thoroughly enjoyed delving into their lives, sharing the hurt and the happiness. Tricia Goyer is a new author to me and one I will be adding to my “Favorite’s” list.
Disclaimer: This opinion is mine and mine alone. I was in no way compensated for this review. Thank you Zondervan for a free copy of this book!
Kathleen Bauer is the pen name for a team of writers who have come together to create the Home to Heather Creek series.
Sweet September is written by Tricia Goyer. A best-selling author of thirty-three books as well as 500+ magazine articles, she is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Christy award and ECPA Award Finalist. Tricia is on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com and TheBetterMom.com. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently heads up a Teen Mops Group in Little Rock, Arkansas. Tricia is the creator of NotQuiteAmishLiving.com and hosts a weekly radio podcast Living Inspired.
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