The Christmas Blessing

The Christmas Blessing

By Donna VanLiere; Vanliere

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312322939, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2003


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.

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 Blessing

"Warm and sincere ... Readers will need a whole box of tissues for this one."--Publishers Weekly "The plot's resolution will lift the reader's spirits to a new level."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) "Enough sentimentality to bring me to tears and strong characters I could visualize.... a perfect holiday gift to give or get."--Book Reporter