In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor.
When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice. Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan – a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life.
The Christmas Blessing is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places, and love is always the greatest gift of all.
Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author and gifted conference speaker. She has published ten titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies (starring Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Perry and Neil Patrick Harris) and garnered big ratings for CBS television. Lifetime has adapted The Christmas Hope (starring Madeline Stowe) with plans to premier it along with re-airing of the previous two movies in December. Her non-seasonal novel, The Angels of Morgan Hill, has captured the same warmth as her Christmas books and continues to please loyal and new fans alike.
Donna is the recipient of a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year and was recently inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence joining such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Hugh Downs, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Senator John Glenn. Donna is an in-demand conference speaker having appeared at countless women’s and family events, including select Women of Faith conferences.
Donna lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Troy, and their children, Grace, Kate and David, their labradoodle Lucy, their cats Cindy and Katrina and several raccoons who desperately want to be part of their family.
This is the second installment in Donna’s Christmas Hope series. You won’t want to miss this one either!
I really love the wonderful messages that Donna weaves between her words. They are messages from God and lessons to be learned!
This is a story of hope, faith, trust, believing, and love. A story that made me laugh and cry and not want it to end. But I had to say goodbye to these wonderful faith filled, life changing characters that I have grown to love from the first story, The Christmas Shoes. However, anytime I want a good laugh or a good cry and I know that I can go to my bookshelf where this book will permenantly be, and start reading and feeling right at home among these wonderful characters over and over again.
This book is one that you will want to read over and over, at Christmas or just anything you want a heart warming story! Two thumbs, 5 stars and highest praises!!!
*This book was provided for review courtesy of St. Martin’s Press*