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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Book Review - The Christmas Note by Donna Van Liere

Donna Van Liere is well known for her holiday stories of faith, hope and love. This year, her offering is "The Christmas Note," and it is truly a special, heartwarming story!

About The Book:

From author of The Christmas Hope series, which has enthralled millions of readers, comes a new inspirational novel about an unlikely friendship between two women, but one that will change each of their lives forever.

Gretchen Daniels has recently moved into an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. She and her children are building a life together in a new community when a mysterious young woman, Melissa McCreary, moves into the apartment next to them. She has few possessions, little personality, and keeps to herself.

One day, a local landlord who is looking for Melissa knocks on Gretchen’s door for assistance. Melissa’s mother has died and in the coming weeks the landlord needs Melissa to empty her mother’s apartment. Gretchen reaches out and offers to help, but the apartment is a gut wrenching shamble of a home. There is little worth saving except for a few photos and a note that is discovered on the crate beside the bed. It is unfinished but in the two scribbled lines, Melissa discovers she has a brother and a sister that she never knew about. Even more shocking, she begins to uncover family secrets that show her who she really is.

Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?

This is a beautifully told story, with a special surprise twist at the ending.  A quick read, this book will certainly warm up the Christmas spirit in your heart!

I purchased this book for my personal library.

1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Good Morning Sharon! This looks so good! Glad to see you enjoyed it ;)