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The Christmas Light

The Christmas Light

A Novel

Donna VanLiere

St. Martin's Press


In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache as they attempt to move forward in the present while still holding onto the memories, joy, and heartache of the past. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope. The New York Times bestselling author of the beloved The Christmas Hope series returns with this new heartwarming, inspirational story about the power of love and faith to reveal the possibilities that lay right in front of you.

Audie Award Finalist

Praise for The Christmas Light

“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

“…a sweet story that celebrates love and generosity of spirit.” —The Boston Globe on The Christmas Secret

“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 on The Christmas Secret

“Touching and uplifting...This emotional holiday treat will warm...souls and hearts.” —Library Journal on The Christmas Hope


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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 eight Christmas books, including the perennial favorites The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope. She travels as a speaker and lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and three children.

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