Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge. And that suits Bess Riehl just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word of explanation? It's time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes when Billy's cousin Amos proposed--for the third time--and beginning to plan for her Christmas wedding.
When a "lost" rose is discovered in a forgotten corner of the greenhouse at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. His plan is to get in, identify the rose, and get out. The only catch is that he's having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose--and he can't get 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.
I am a huge fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher . I have yet to read a story by her that was not deep, heart warming, insightful and Godly. This book was not the exception. I adore how Suzanne shows how God plays a hands on, interested role in our lives, even when we do not realize it is His hand at work right away.
Billy Lapp is a head strong, stubborn, rose rustler man. He has abandoned his Amish roots due to a harsh family life and a broken heart. Despite this, his teaching from his youth developed his life long love of roses which has allowed him to pursue his dream of finding the most unique of all roses. Unfortunately, finding that rose means he has to come face to face with his past and the woman that broke his heart-Bess. Unbeknownst to Billy, Bess is engaged to his cousin and best friend Amos Lapp. Throughout this story we see the pain, love, hurt and expectations Billy, Bess and Amos all have of each other, their relationships and the right thing to do in Gods eyes. Guided by George, Billy is taught to look deep to his past and confront his demons head on before he looses everything he loves.
This is a great story with characters you can fall madly in love with. Easy book to recommend to those who love Amish fiction, roses or a beautiful story.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
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I received Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher compliments of Revell Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.