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The Christmas Blessing

Donna VanLiere

St. Martin's Press

In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor. When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes 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 how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life. The Christmas Blessing is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places, and love is always the greatest gift of all.

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Chapter One

All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.

I gunned the engine, pulled the truck out of my parking space, and flew over the speed bumps on my way out of the apartment complex. A young mother grabbed her toddler and gave me a dirty look. I thumped the face of my watch, and the second hand seemed to groan before deciding to move. Too late now, I'll never make it, I thought, glancing at the clock in my dashboard.

I couldn't believe it; I was never late. I'd noticed that my watch was having problems a couple days
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Donna VanLiere's novel The Christmas Blessing. In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor. When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings,

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Praise for The Christmas Blessing

"Warm and sincere ... Readers will need a whole box of tissues for this one."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"The plot's resolution will lift the reader's spirits to a new level."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
 
"Enough sentimentality to bring me to tears and strong characters I could visualize.... a perfect holiday gift to give or get."
--Book Reporter
"Warm and sincere ... Readers will need a whole box of tissues for this one."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"The plot's resolution will lift the reader's spirits to a new level."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
 
"Enough sentimentality to bring me to tears and strong characters I could visualize.... a perfect holiday gift to give or get."
--Book Reporter

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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 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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    Donna VanLiere
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The Christmas Blessing

Donna VanLiere

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