For me, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm was a fun surprise. It’s a visit with characters, some minor, some more important, from some of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s other books. I enjoyed reading about Bess, Billy, and Maggie all grown up, being reminded of Bertha’s odd ways, and learning what’s become of Lainey and her family all while being treated to a brand new Christmastime story.
Two years after the love of her life vanished without a trace, Bess is preparing to marry Amos, a man who loves her and will provide her with a comfortable life. As she’s thinking about her future, she discovers an unusual rose hidden under a workbench in her grandmother’s greenhouse. The rose has one bud on it, preparing to bloom. Curious, Bess and her father call for a rose rustler to come identify the mysterious plant. It turns out, of course, that several more secrets will need to revealed in order for all people involved to find their happily-ever-after. The book is one honest disclosure after another until healing can come.
You don’t have to have read any of Fisher’s other books first in order to enjoy this one. (But if you haven't, you'll probably want to after reading this one.) I recommend it to all fans of sweet Christmas fiction reads and thank Revell for sending my copy in exchange for this review. Now I’m hoping Fisher will let us visit this community again.