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Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher November 13, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:30 pm
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Join bestselling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember.

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.

My thoughts:

What a wonderful story, full of tension and hope, roses and Christmas.

I learned so much about roses in this book. But Suzanne did it in a such a way that I wasn’t bored as the characters talked about what was going on, or reflected on the roses they were caring for.

Then there’s the romance. Bess is engaged to be married soon. By the time Billy shows up her wedding is just around the corner. Bess’s thoughts are not what they should be toward a man she isn’t marrying. I kept wondering how Suzanne would write Bess out of the marriage if she was going to be with Billy, it seemed impossible.

Billy is quit cold toward Bess and doesn’t give her much hope that he still cares. But the reader knows he’s struggling. Yet, he has chosen the English life. So even if Bess got out of her engagement what then?

So many questions and the only way you will find the answers is to pick a copy of the book yourself and enjoy this Amish Christmas treat!

Visit Suzanne here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore,, Barnes & Noble,, Books-A-Million or Deeper Shopping.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


One Response to “Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher”

  1. faithdp24 Says:

    Reblogged this on faithdp24 and commented:
    Her review certainly makes me want to read this book! What about you?

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