A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm book review and iPad #giveaway

I'm not much of a gardener.  I tend to kill plants.  Christmas at Rose Hill Farm was interesting to me, because I didn't know anything about roses, and I learned a lot about them from the story.

Despite the title, this was not an especially Christmas-y book.  I think it would be fine to read any time of year.  Aside from references to snow, cold, and one star shaped cookie, you won't notice the holiday at all.

This book is the story of Bess, who never got over her first love--though she's engaged to his best friend.  When Billy turns up again, old feelings flare up, and she leaves Amos at the altar.

My favorite character in this book is George, and actually, one of the scenes with him in it brought me to tears.

Author Suzanne Woods Fisher manages to wrap the story up with a bow at the end, but (and maybe I'm overthinking this) I think there's the very real potential for resentment and "If only..." for the two couples down the road, should one family be in better financial circumstances, or one couple be unable to have children, for example.

Join best-selling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember. Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm will charm readers into the holiday spirit.

Suzanne is hosting a "Christmas Rose" iPad bundle giveaway and a nation-wide Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch in November. Enter the giveaway below and sign up to host a brunch HERE.

TWO grand prize winners will receive:
  • An iPad
  • A Rose-patterned iPad case
  • A Rose-patterned phone case (for any model phone)
  • A Christmas wreath
  • A set of Christmas hand-towels
  • Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Five second place winners will receive:
  • Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 28th. All winners will be announced September 29th at Suzanne's blog.

rosehill-brunchbuttonHost a Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch! This fall Suzanne is inviting book clubs across the nation to throw a Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch. Sign up here between now and September 29. If you’re selected as one of the 50 hosts, you’ll receive a copy of the book plus two other Revell titles (give them away as party prizes or door prizes or keep them for yourself), a complete party kit, and a discount code to purchase copies of Christmas at Rose Hill Farm for your book club at a discount. Suzanne is also encouraging each book club brunch to collect non-perishable items for their local community shelter. She will be making a donation to her favorite charity (helping abused women and children) for every brunch that meets their goal. Click here for more details and to SIGN UP!

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 29th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

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