The Christmas Star (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Donna VanLiere

St. Martin's Press, 9781250163905, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle.

As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.

In The Christmas Star, Donna VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is sure to capture readers' hearts.



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 Star: A Novel

Praise for the Novels of Donna VanLiere

The Christmas Star:

"Second chances abound in this story, resulting in a Christmas gift worth waiting for... This sweet tale of love and overcoming obstacles offers a festive atmosphere readers will savor." —Library Journal

The Christmas Shoes:

"A heartwarming story." —Publishers Weekly

"Has precious gifts for all of us." —The Washington Times

The Christmas Blessing:

"Sweet and emotional...A perfect holiday gift." —BookReporter.com

"A story of tragedy and, of course, ultimate triumph." —New York Daily News

The Christmas Secret:

"…a sweet story that celebrates love and generosity of spirit.” —The Boston Globe

“Tired of sugar plums and impossibly perfect families? Consider this tale with its appealing heroine who struggles against losing faith in herself and in God.” —USA Today

The Christmas Hope:

"A magical story of second chances that will stay with readers long after the ornaments have been put away."--Bookpage

The Christmas Light:

“Full of heartache and promise...VanLiere touchingly induces Christmas spirit and tears that will satisfy her many readers.” —Library Journal