Suzanne Woods Fisher’s new book, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: An Amish love Story, is a great read during the holiday season. Bess Riehl grows roses on her family farm. When she finds a rose she can’t identify, her family calls Penn State to have an expert come out and identify the rose. Little does she know, the person who will show up at her family farm is Billy Lapp. Billy and Bess have a history with each other, but they have not seen each other in years since Billy unexpectedly left his family. Bess, before even realizing Billy would be entering into her life again, found herself wishing her upcoming wedding would have Billy as the groom, instead of his best friend Amos.
This book was a really quick read, and I think it’s the perfect gift for someone during this holiday season. Even though I’m not particularly interested in flowers and roses, I still found this book very interesting. There wasn’t too much technical information about roses, and I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between Billy and Bess. The way the book had flashbacks also did a great job of giving Billy’s backstory so we realize why he feels the way he does about returning to his hometown.
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