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Christmas Keepsakes

Christmas Keepsakes

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

Donna VanLiere

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Christmas Keepsakes: Two of Donna VanLiere's most cherished holiday novels are inspirational stories about hope existing in the darkest places, teaching us that love is always the greatest gift of all...

The Christmas Shoes
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.

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

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 with true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through one of the most challenging times of his life...

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


Praise for Christmas Keepsakes

“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

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About the author

Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiere is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Dream¸ Finding Grace, The Angels of Morgan Hill, and seven Christmas books, including the perennial favorites The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope (all titles available in various editions from St. Martin's Press). She travels as a speaker and lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and three children.

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