When a "lost" rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That's his plan. The only catch is that he's having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can't get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind.
As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy---and Amos, too---that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.
"Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, this story will charm readers into the holiday spirit."
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An interesting read! This is the first I've read about Bess, Billy, Amos, and Maggie. I really enjoyed certain aspects of Christmas at Rose Hill. Namely the roses! :D I learned a lot that I didn't know about roses and it got me interested in learning and doing more with our roses! I actually wish there had been more done with them in the book though; as far as the characters making things out of them (such as soaps and jams), but maybe that's just me! :) As far as the love story, I found it to be a nice one with twists and turns that needed to be untangled and were sorted out in a nice way with the characters looking back and taking us through the memories of their pasts. I LOVE the way Suzanne writes about angels in this one and found it to be a story with highs and lows that flowed nicely. There were somethings that were a bit different for an Amish book with a few of the characters, but it did add the quirkiness that made some scenes highly entertaining! Overall I think this is a sweet read set around the Christmas season with a lot of great information!
Songs: "In The Garden" sung by Johnny Cash, "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" sung by The Cluster Pluckers, and "A Rose Among the Thorns" there is only one version I could find on amazon for this song, but I'm not sure if I'll link it just yet though. I'm hoping to find another version, but in the meant time I urge you to look up the beautiful lyrics!!! :)
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
John 5:39, Psalm 19:1, Psalm 107:13, Psalm 107:29, Psalm 107:30, Psalm 84:10, Psalm 91:11, 1 Corinthians 2:9, and 2 Timothy 2:13
*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Christmas at Rose Hill. ~ASC