Christmas Roses

Christmas Roses

by Amanda Cabot

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Celia Anderson doesn't need anything for Christmas except a few more boarders, which are hard to come by in this small mining town. She certainly doesn't have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a wandering carpenter finds lodging at her boarding house, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man--the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle to get roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . .

Amanda Cabot invites readers to cozy up with a romantic, heartwarming tale of the greatest gift of all--love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441237569
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 134
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow's Garden, and Summer of Promise, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of A Stolen Heart and A Borrowed Dream, as well as the Texas Crossroads, Texas Dreams, and Westward Winds series. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

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Christmas Roses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
FictionFanatic1 More than 1 year ago
Christmas Roses is a wonderfully charming story that will bring tears to your eyes and make you smile. Celia's young daughter needs a father--but Celia isn't sure she wants to marry again. Mark is a man on a mission. He agrees to work on Celia's boardinghouse in exchange for room and board, but he won't be in town for long--unless he finds the person he's been seeking for over two years. The lives of these two needy people intertwine, but will Mark's mission send him away, just when Celia decides she wants him to stay? You'll love this engaging story and want to make reading Christmas Roses an annual event.
Deanne38 More than 1 year ago
A Perfect Gift for the Readers on Your List. As an Amanda Cabot fan, I’ve enjoyed her last three releases. However, I’m a reader who bases expectation on past reads but judges the current book on its own merit. CHRISTMAS ROSES is a historical romance without Cabot’s usual element of suspense. Still, this one grabbed my heart and held tight, page after page. I worried about six-month-old Emma’s cough and shared Celia’s relief when a stranger arrived who knew how to treat the croup. I felt her loneliness and longing for romance. As her year of mourning neared its end, two men in the mining town vied for her hand in marriage. Either would offer financial security and be a father for Emma. But, Celia wanted something more. Her parents arranged her marriage to Josef, a marriage without love or courtship. Now, she longed for romance and the kind of love she’d read about in books; but as the parson’s wife kept insisting, Emma needed a father. Still, as impossible as it seemed that winter in Montana Territory, Celia dreamed of a man who would give her roses for Christmas. When I read the last page and closed the book, I leaned back with a satisfied sigh. It was that good! What more can I say? Except, Amanda Cabot brought the characters in this book to life. I feel I know them, and I’ll remember them from time to time. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher with no obligation. I’m reviewing it because I enjoyed the book and want to recommend it.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually one to read novellas. The word count can make it tricky to tell a full story. There was something about the idea of this historical where a widow isn't looking for a husband -- unless there's a man who can find her roses in the middle of a Wyoming winter. Celia Anderson has several suitors, but she's really content providing for her daughter and caring for her boarders. Then a carpenter wanders into town on a mission to find his father. In this man who is sensitive to her needs she sees what being cared for could be. But she wants someone who understands her soul, too. This is a sweet story. It doesn't take long to read, but felt full and rich -- not easy to do within the limitations of a novella. The setting is real, the characters varied, and the romance just right. If you're one who loves Christmas stories, you must read this one. And if you love a sweet romance, then you'll also enjoy Christmas Roses.
nookerCB More than 1 year ago
This was a very touching story about love and trust and marrying the right person. Set in the 1800's, a widow must decide to marry a man for practical reasons, who she does not love, or wait for the right man, who she does love. The stranger in town soon wins her over in this heartwarming tale. It is set at Christmas time, but is a good read any time of the year. No bad language, suitable for any age.
NookLoverMM More than 1 year ago
This is a great quick read, but well written. If you don't fall in love with the characters in this book, you never will fall in love with any characters in a book. Long lasting memories after reading this book. I want Christmas Roses!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touching story of hard times turned into pleasure and love.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Amanda Cabot in her new book, “Christmas Roses” published by Revell takes us into the life of Celia Anderson. From the Back Cover: Celia Anderson doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a traveling carpenter finds lodging at her boardinghouse, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man–the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle, though, to find roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . . Celia Anderson is a widow with a young daughter but she is holding out against marriage as she wants a man who wants her for her not what she can provide. And the way she would know when she finds the right man if when he gives her roses in winter. Impossible! Roses just do not bloom in winter. So Celia feels she will never remarry. Ah but our God is the God of the impossible and Christmas is the time of miracles. The fun of “Christmas Roses” is watching how the impossible becomes possible. The romance is sweet and it is Christmas. You expect a heartwarming romantic tale and that is exactly what Ms. Cabot provides. “Christmas Roses” is a lot of fun and very enjoyable. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This is one sweet, short book. Once I started I didn't put it down until I finished. Amanda Cabot has written a good reminder of what Christmas is. Loved how the Reverend references Joseph. Makes you think, and sure made Mark think. This is the story of forgiveness and finding peace. It is also a really sweet love story. Loved the interactions with the sweet Baby Emma. As we travel this journey you have to wonder where anyone would find Roses for Christmas. Celia Anderson's is a young widow, she loved her husband, but hers was an arranged marriage. She makes a statement that she would only marry for "love" and she must have Roses for Christmas? Don't miss this page turning read, and enjoy the messages presented. I received this book through the Publisher Revell Book Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
I have read a number of Amanda Cabot's books before and have loved them all. This one is special to my heart and it will be a book that I keep to reread repetitively, for a lot of reasons. I, like Celia, love roses. And I love Christmas. Anyway, I knew as soon as I saw the title I wanted to read this book. Roses at Christmastime in 1882? How is that possible? It is and Amanda made me a believer. I'm not going to give it away as I hate spoilers. You'll just have to read it to believe it. ***I received this book for the purpose of reviewing. The above is my honest opinion.***
Digging4Pearls More than 1 year ago
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot was my first new Christmas book of the season to read, and I found it to be delightful. Set in Wyoming Territory in 1882 it weaves the tale of Celia Anderson, young widow trying to make ends meet, and raise her infant daughter on her own. She doesn't see a need for a new husband, unless she can find one who will love her and be spontaneous enough to bring her roses in December - not an easy feat when she lives in a cold and snowy land. Mark Williams has no intention on staying more than a night or two in the sleepy little town of Easton, in Wyoming Territory. In fact, he is only there in hopes of finding his delinquent father. He has been searching for over two years and believes that his search may finally come to an end. Helping the young widow with a sickly infant, and a snowstorm delay his plans to leave. I found this book to be a quick and enjoyable read, and was disappointed when it was over. This book was provided free for review by the author and Revell.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
What a delightful story. Although romances aren't my favorite genre, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a story of human struggle, loss, salvation and love. Believable characters. It's what I would classify as a light romance - no sexual content. No foul language. Takes place in the 1800's. Would be suitable for the young reader as well as the old. Well written and well edited.
Nurse-rj More than 1 year ago
Previously I had read Paper Roses by the same author. It was a sweet story so I was not hesitant about reading another selection by Amanda Cabot. Christmas Roses was just as good as the other book. I love her characters.
PoodlesCJ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. After closing the book on the last page I felt like I just left my best friends.
bjsbar More than 1 year ago
Really a nice feel good book
countryreader More than 1 year ago
Very good. A nice book with a good story line. I really enjoyed the book.
RockyMtZiva More than 1 year ago
While I read Christmas Roses, Celia Anderson and Mark Williams grew so real I forgot they didn't live an hour or so north of me in Wyoming and that this wasn't 1882. I wanted to know how they were going to work through their baggage and romantic barriers. Their story didn't disappoint. Amanda Cabot has once again delivered a compelling, heart-warming love story perfect for Christmas. I recommend getting a copy and settling in for a pleasant, satisfying read. You'll smile all the way to Christmas.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was kind of sweet. Reminded me of a Hallmark movie for some reason. The setting, characters, and story was good. Wish this one was a little longer though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and it's characters! SucH a wonderful holiday read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rnjoyed this book!
Ben Robinson More than 1 year ago
This is a light romance story that warms your heart and makes you smile as you read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a sweet story. I highly recommend it.
DreamerK More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming story with a little religion. Loss & love included. 115 pages. (dw)
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Smiles "great."