When you combine roses, Christmas, an Amish love story, and an Author like Suzanne Woods Fisher, you have a recipe for the sweet smell of success. Pun intended. The main character, Bess Riehl, is preparing for a Christmas wedding to a man she never expected to marry. Instead of following her heart, she is doing what she feels is the sensible thing, and marrying a nice sensible man who she knows will provide a good life for her. But when she finds an unidentified rose growing in a pot in her family's greenhouse and her father calls in a rose rustler to identify it, everything changes and life becomes very exciting... and confusing.
I enjoy Amish fiction and I love Christmas. So it's not surprising that I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were relatable and I also found the overall theme of rose farming to be very interesting. I had no idea how many kinds of roses existed in the world, and it made me want to learn more and grow more roses on our patio. We have a large rose bush on our patio and this book made me realize that I don't even know what kind it is! My next assignment: patio rose identification. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys Amish fiction with a love story as the main plot line.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Revell Reads for free in exchange for an honest review.