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Christmas Rose

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
From Main Street's shop windows to the wreath on her own front door, Abbey Wilson's hometown was a picture of holiday cheer.

But Abbey knew Christmas would not bring her joy or peace. Not when Gabe Kendall remained captive in a cold fortress of grief. A tragic accident had claimed Gabe's family and robbed him of his faith. Now, not even Abbey's warmth and gentleness could t
Published October 2011 by Steeple Hill (first published December 1st 1987)
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Sep 06, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-inspired
I cannot imagine the pains and emotions that a person would go through in leasing his own family in an instant. That's what happened to Gabe, and he loved them so deeply that any thought of loving another seemed unfair and cruel. He loved with a selfish love, almost wishing for death to take him.

Then comes Abbey...She meddles into his sad life, after her father warns her not to. She falls in love with the big, depressed man, and stirs emotions inside him that had long ago died. Now they are com
I picked up this book because it is a Christian romance story with a focus on Christmas.

It was an okay book, and definitely more wholesome than other romances! There were situations where I thought the main characters were going to go too far physically for my comfort level, but they realized what was happening before getting into trouble. That was good, but I think the plot could have done without those situations.

Overall this is a feel good Christmas story of love, community, friendship, and
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