Tuesday, December 2, 2014
"A Christmas Gift for Rose" by Tricia Goyer is a short and sweet novel that takes place shortly after WWII in an Amish community in Ohio. Rose Yoder is the adopted daughter of an Amish couple who is searching for her place in the world. Jonathan, an Amish WWII vet, has returned from Europe with hopes of returning to Rose and their relationship. Rose, however, believes there is only one right way and she gets to decide what that right way is. The novel watches Rose mature as she searches for her true family and explores PTSD in soldiers returning from war. Goyer brings quiet a lot on impact in such a tiny little book. Goyer is one of the few Amish writers that I really like, however, this book goes beyond the usual Amish scenario. It goes much deeper into what a true family is and how all of us have wounds we just need to know how to live with them and heal. I give this one 4.5 stars. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from www.netgalley.com.