The Christmas Note

Donna VanLiere

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Donna VanLiere’s Christmas books have enthralled millions of readers. Now she delivers a new inspirational novel about an unlikely friendship between two women—a friendship that will change each of their lives forever.

Gretchen Daniels has recently moved into a condo with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. As they build a life together in their new community, they notice a mysterious young woman, Melissa McCreary, who lives next door. She has few possessions, little personality, and keeps to herself. One day a local landlord who is looking for Melissa knocks on Gretchen’s door for assistance. Melissa’s mother has died and in the coming weeks the landlord needs Melissa to empty her mother’s apartment. Gretchen reaches out and offers to help Melissa, but the apartment is a gut-wrenching shamble of a home. There is little worth saving except for a few photos and a note that is discovered on the crate beside the bed. It is unfinished, but in the two scribbled lines, Melissa discovers secrets about her family that she never could have imagined. Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?

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All things must change to something new, to something strange.
—HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

GRETCHEN
November 30


I look out the window and wait, wondering what will happen today. Life is weird. Just when I think I’m making heads or tails of it, when I’m getting used to today, along comes a new morning. The kids are running through the con do screaming, listening to their own voices echo off the naked walls. As Ethan checks out every closet and cupboard space, his face is fixed in a wide, transforming smile, just like his father’s.

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"VanLiere fashions a charming tale for the holiday season."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"The Christmas Note is a delightful story, highly recommended for any time of the year."
--BookReporter.com
 
"Very enjoyable and has just the right amount of Christmas in it. I recommend it for sure. And I can't wait to read more from Donna VanLiere!"
--Examiner.com

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

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The Christmas Note
Donna VanLiere

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429989411
ISBN10: 1429989416
224 pages
$9.99

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Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427213266
ISBN10: 1427213267
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$24.99

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Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427213273
ISBN10: 1427213275
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St. Martin's Press
October 2011
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ISBN: 9780312658960
ISBN10: 0312658966
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