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.
From Romantic Times:
This charming novel pulls readers into Rose Hill Farm and the relationships developing there. While there is a glimpse of the Amish’s simplicity and different way of living, this is not the focus of the story. Instead, readers feel connected and interested in the characters’ lives, relating to them despite the differences in lifestyle. Fisher’s latest novel is delightful to veteran readers of her work as well as those picking up her books for the first time.
From Library Journal:
Carol Award–winning author Fisher once again captures the themes of love, hope, and forgiveness that the Christmas season can embody. Readers who adored A Lancaster County Christmas will be enchanted by this story of romantic reconciliation.
“Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, this story will charm readers into the holiday spirit.”
“I wish the Stoney Ridge books could just go on and on…”. –Joyce, a reader
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