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Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: An Amish Love Story

(Stoney Ridge Seasons #4)

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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 expl ...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published August 26th 2014)
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Beautiful multi layered story of faith, love, and second chances...

Excellent narration of Rachel Botchan



Brittany
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this sweet, gentle story about a young Amish woman named Bess who faces quite the conundrum when she realizes that Billy, the man she has never stopped loving, has arrived back at Rose Hill Farm. That in itself would be an interesting story. But, this just gets better and better. Bess has to decide how Billy’s return affects her relationship with Amos, the man she is to marry in a matter of days!

I really liked the subtle way the author allowed the reader to have glimpses into these cha
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Linda
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am not a huge fan of Amish fiction per se but there a few authors whose Amish novels I always read, and Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of them. She has released another delightful tale with Christmas at Rose Hill Farm. The characters and plot are engaging, and the details about the roses were fascinating. Like a rose carefully cultivated which blossoms at just the right time, this story and the relationship between Bess and Billy unfold under Fisher's masterful and creative hand. Bring in the sea ...more
Jennifer
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved this story! Christmas at Rose Hill Farm was a story filled with many colorful characters during a Christmas Season. This is my first book by this author and I loved her writing style. I usually struggle through Amish stories but this one was very good. The story was interesting and I cared about every thing going on.

Two of my favorite people were George and Maggie. Without them, this story would of been dull. And of course I LOVED the romance. The main characters of this story
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Meg
roses and religion and prodigal sons? I skipped over the bible verses I'll confess. our star-crossed lovers made good. one kiss, lots of heated glances.
Beckiezra
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I think this is the longest I've taken to read so short a book. It wasn't even that I didn't want to read it, I mostly enjoyed the reading experience, I just had no problem walking away from it for weeks between reading half a chapter. I liked the characters and was invested in their relationships working out. It wasn't too romance heavy, the relationships were all not working out so there wasn't a lot of kissy-face, hand holding, mooning going on, there was grumpiness and anxiety and one-sided ...more
Vikki Vaught
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful read! I loved the characters, the emotional writing and the unique plot. The narrator is excellent as well. Happy reading/listening!
Carole Jarvis
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://tinyurl.com/p7q2jcv

It goes without saying that Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my very favorite Amish fiction writers, but that "favorite" status also holds true in the general fiction area because of her ability to create rich, character-driven stories with multi-layered plots. Christmas at Rose Hill Farm, Suzanne's 25th novel, develops an unfinished love story from one of her previous novels, The Search - and although I've not yet read Suzanne's earlier bo
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Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Fans of Suzanne Woods Fisher's work are going to love this year's Christmas book. It is again set in Lancaster County and contains characters that we have come to know and love through some of her other series.

The main character is Bess Riehl who we first met in The Search (Lancaster County Secrets, Book 3). We meet up with Bess as she is busy planning her wedding to Amos Lapp. He isn't her first love, that would be Billy, but Billy is nowhere to be found and Bess is just trying to get on with
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
It was fascinating to learn about heirloom roses and their history- for once I was more interested in that than the romance! I loved that the mystery of the lost rose was revealed slowly throughout the book. Even though Bess's grandmother was passed away, she was very much a strong presence in the story through memories and flashbacks. I loved her quirky sayings and the way she mixed up words :) The author did a good job of making the reader feel Bess's desperation as her wedding loomed closer a ...more
Laura
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
CHRISTMAS AT ROSE HILL FARM is a throwback to one of Ms. Fisher's earliest Amish series. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with the characters from this earlier collection, and remembered Bess' aggravation when her love interest only had eyes for another--and left with her.

I understood Bess' anguish as her wedding approached, and Amos tried to do whatever he could to please her, but she kept thinking of Billy... Because a girl never forgets her first love.

With realistic characterization that drew
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RebekahAshleigh
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
"Christmas at Rose Hill Farm" is a nice Christmas book. It follows Bess Riehl and Billy Lapp from the book, "The Search" book 3 in the series Lancaster County Secrets series. You can read this book without having read "The Search", but if you have read "The Search" it gives a nice setting to this story.
UnusualChild{beppy}
4 stars

Synopsis: Bess and her father have run her grandmother's rose business since her grandmother died. Bess has even expanded it to include old remedies, and they have a lot of fairly rare roses. One day, Bess discovers a rose that she has never seen before at the back of the greenhouse. Neither she or her father can identify it, so they try to get someone who can. They are put in contact with Penn U, who sends out their rose rustler. The rose rustler turns out to be Billy, whom Bess loves st
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Rosemarie
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
While looking for more books to read by this author, I discovered this book. It ties together characters from the two series that I've already read (although, I now realize, I read them out of order).

Years have passed, and Bess Riehl is grown and engaged to be married...but not to the young man she fell in love with all those years ago. Rather, she's about to become the wife of Billy's cousin. All was well until Billy returned to Stoney Ridge to identify a mystery rose at Rose Hill Farm. Throug
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Kate
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
For the most part, I enjoyed this book. I thought the details about roses, especially 'founds' were fascinating. I also liked George and how he figured into the story. And, I definitely got a chuckle out of Maggie. What a firecracker! :)
I did want to smack Billy, Bess, and Amos upside the head a time or two, though. It especially irked me that Bess wouldn't be honest with either guy. Amos was kind, but a bit of a pushover, until the end. And Billy? The stubborn apple didn't fall from the tree me
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K B
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it


****Christmas at Rosehill Farm: An Amish Love Story: Stoney Ridge book 4
4 stars
I purchased a copy of the novel Christmas at Rosehill Farm: An Amish Love Story: Stoney Ridge book 4 by Suzanne Woods Fisher and this review was given freely.
titled as book four but really takes place prior to The Keeper {Stoney Ridge Seasons book 1} and around the same time as A Lancaster County Christmas.
A mix of the present with the past combined with a struggle with truth,faith, memories and love combined with a
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Melody Kitchens
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Terri
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
this book was so good and the rose information was so interesting I borrowed the audiobook from my local library...I don't typically re-read books but when I really like a book i'll revisit it via audiobook
Samantha
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites ...Reminds me of Your "It's a Wonderful Life".

I love how the story talks about forgiveness and the power of faith. A great Holiday book to enjoy full of memorable characters.
Angela
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This should be labeled as book #1 in the series since it is a prequel to the actual first book. Wish it would have been a bit longer with a better ending. Oh well...onto the next series! :)
Angela Jelf
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this gorgeously written story. Good characters. Clever weaving in of some fascinating information about roses. Will definitely be reading more from this author.
Gay Ann
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
You'll discover many different wedding customs for an Amish wedding.
Debi Bourdette
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challange
It's nice to read an "I know this is going to have a happy ending" book once in a while. This was one of those books, that you got a warm feeling inside. George was one of my favorite characters.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I've been a huge lover of roses and not quite sure where it came from. In fact, my husband understands that I would rather have a rose plant over a dozen of roses any day. Why? Because they will continue to produce blooms long after that dozen cut roses dies. And it is a constant reminder of the time they were purchased as my love gardens continues to grow.

I've been a huge fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher and her ability to capture the love of the reader for all things Amish. So whenever I see her b
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Kayrene Smither
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas-novels
Loved this Amish love story about Bess and Billy. Lots of background, interesting twists to the story, but LOVED all the storyline about types of roses and identification! Really liked it!
Kathleen E.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: An Amish Love Story by Suzanne Woods Fisher, © 2014

Billy Lapp's visitor's eyes were like that ~ Neither blue nor purple, they were a near-perfect match for the amethyst crystal interior of a geode he remembered that Dawdi Zook, his mother's father, had kept on his fireplace mantel back in Stoney Ridge....While the minerals on the exterior created a hard shell, the ones that seeped to the interior were transformed into beauty. An example fr
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Kim
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: An Amish Love Story
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Rating: 5/5
Revell – Fiction/Amish

Bess Riehl should be excited to be getting married to Amos Lapp. He is everything that a good Amish man should be and he loves her. As she prepares for her Christmas wedding at her home, Rose Hill Farm, she never imagined her groom would be Amos; her first love would always be Billy Lapp, Amos’ cousin and best friend. After Billy abruptly left home and broke her heart, Amos was the one to help
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Amy Bradsher
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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 s
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Tina M. Dean
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting story.

I would recommend this book to any Christian. I love all of the quotes from the Bible too. It is not only a great read, but inspiring as well.
Victor Gentile
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Suzanne Woods Fisher in her new book, “Christmas at Rose Hill Farm” published by Revell introduces us to Bess Riehl.

From the back cover: 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, with
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to
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Stoney Ridge Seasons (4 books)
  • The Keeper (Stoney Ridge Seasons, #1)
  • The Haven (Stoney Ridge Seasons #2)
  • The Lesson (Stoney Ridge Seasons #3)