The Christmas Secret

Donna VanLiere

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When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use. When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious “Christy.” Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is “above” working at Wilson’s. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for. The Christmas Secret is a novel for anyone who wants to see how love is a gift that keeps giving back; that hope is a treasure that never runs dry, and that faith is a miracle that is reborn with each new day.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Donna VanLiere's heartwarming novel The Christmas Secret. When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using t

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Praise for The Christmas Secret

"VanLiere makes getting into the Christmas spirit easy."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Tired of sugar plums and impossibly perfect families? Consider this stark tale with its appealing heroine who struggles against losing faith in herself and in God."
--USA Today
 
If you like stories with plenty of heart, likable characters, interesting twists and happy endings, then The Christmas Secret is a don’t miss."
--Book Reporter

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VanLiere makes getting into the Christmas spirit easy with the fifth installment in her Christmas Hope series (The Christmas Promise ; etc). Single mom Angela Chr
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About the Author

Donna VanLiere

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 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 who speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.

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The Christmas Secret
Donna VanLiere

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
October 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312558369
ISBN10: 0312558368
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 304 pages
$14.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
October 2009
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427207654
ISBN10: 1427207658
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$29.99

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207661
ISBN10: 1427207666
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2009
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ISBN: 9781429985345
ISBN10: 1429985348
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 304 pages
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