Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn’t who she thought it would be. 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, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It’s time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy’s cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos’s wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can’t forget Billy.
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.
Join bestselling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember. Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, this story will charm readers into the holiday spirit.
I am always skeptical if a shorter novel will pack just as much punch as a full-length story does. I am happy to announce that Christmas at Rose Hill Farm more than tells a full and fulfilling story of rejection, reconciliation and ultimately redemption.
This book is a prequel to the Stoney Ridge Season series the author previously wrote. I enjoyed learning about Amos’s daughter in that series and thoroughly adored finding out how it all began for Amos in this, the author’s latest book. Things don’t always turn out the way we hope or expect, but sometimes, even through heartache, they actually become better than we ever could have dreamt possible.
I feel like I got a huge botany lesson on roses. The author did a ton of research to give wonderful detail on the art of rose rustling and identification. Very informative and interesting too!
This is a perfect read for Christmastime with the themes the author included. Miracles, and new beginnings, and angels are all around. This was a lovely story that I will be happily passing on to both my 14 year old daughter and 82 year old aunt. A winning book from young to old. Enjoy!
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