The only home little Rose has ever known is the orphanage, but Mrs. Hartley cares for all the children as if they were her own. When Mrs. Hartley dies, Rose is sent to a new orphanage, which is as cold and cruel as her previous home was kind.
Gradually Rose makes a few friends, and she learns that every Christmas a generous neighbor donates a box of oranges for the children.
An orange is an unknown luxury for little Rose, and she waits in eager anticipation. But on Christmas morning, Rose is brokenhearted when she learns that there is no orange for her.
However, Christmas is a time of friendship, love, and of miracles ...
About the Authors
Linda Bethers works as an elementary school librarian, having studied library science at both Utah Valley State College and Brigham Young University. She also serves in the Primary in her ward in American Fork. She enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ben Sowards – Formally trained at Brigham Young University, Ben Sowards loves the preparation, research, and travel necessary to create images worthy of the individuals and themes he strives to represent.
When he is not working on his own projects, he is teaching others how to paint both traditionally and digitally at Southern Utah University, where he has directed the Illustration Program since 2001. Ben is grateful for the encouragement and support of his family and friends along with the generosity of fellow artists that continue to teach and inspire him.
Being a father is his greatest challenge and he continues to learn the most important lessons in life as he and his wife, Connie, strive to instill in their six children the values they cherish.
Ageless story and a wonder that I love!
by Brittney - reviewed on November 11, 2012
This book is beautifully done. It captures flawlessly what so many have loved about this time of the year. Get this lovely book and you won't regret it.