Christmas Keepsakes (Paperback)

Two Books in One: The Christmas Shoes & The Christmas Blessing

By Donna VanLiere

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250041708, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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Mass Market Paperbound (10/28/2014)

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In The Christmas Shoes, a chance encounter between two strangers alters their lives forever. Eight-year-old Nathan is losing his beloved mother to cancer. His family is living a simple yet full life, struggling to hold on to every moment that they have together. Robert is a successful attorney who has everything-but has lost sight of what truly matters. When their paths cross on Christmas Eve, Robert is shopping for a family he hardly knows, and Nathan is shopping for the mother he is soon to lose. Through their meeting they will learn that the smallest things can make all the difference.

In The Christmas Blessing, Nathan is now a medical student in his third year, and he realizes that 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 him how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life.

The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, two of Donna VanLiere's most cherished bestselling novels, are inspirational stories about hope existing in the darkest places, teaching us that 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 Christmas Keepsakes: Two Books in One: The Christmas Shoes & The Christmas Blessing

“A heartwarming story.” —Publishers Weekly, on The Christmas Shoes

“ inspiring Christmas story.” —BookPage, on The Christmas Shoes

“Has precious gifts for all of us.” —The Washington Times, on The Christmas Shoes

“Sweet and emotional...A perfect holiday gift.” —, on The Christmas Blessing

“A story of tragedy and, of course, ultimate triumph.” —New York Daily News, on The Christmas Blessing