The Christmas Shoes

The Christmas Shoes

By Donna VanLiere

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312289515, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 2001


Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe....

Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. "The Christmas Shoes" is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.

About the Author
Donna VanLiere is a "New York Times" and "USA Today" best-selling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes "The Christmas Shoes" and "The Christmas Blessing", both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television, "The Christmas Secret, The Christmas Journey" and "The Christmas Hope", which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of "The Angels of Morgan Hill" and "Finding Grace". VanLiere 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, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She is a gifted speaker speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.

Praise For The Christmas Shoes

"A heartwarming story."--Publishers Weekly " inspiring Christmas story." --BookPage
"A delightful book."--Tampa Tribune & Times
"Heartwarming."--The Sanford Herald
"Has precious gifts for all of us." --The Washington Times