Item description for The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope Series #2) by Donna Vanliere...
Overview Pursuing a medical degree after losing his mother to cancer, Nathan Andrews encounters a kind stranger who gives his mother her last Christmas present, a young athlete who braves a heart condition, and a young boy who teaches him about living courageously. 300,000 first printing.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope Series #2) by Donna Vanliere has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 11/01/2003 page 67
Publishers Weekly - 09/22/2003 page 77
Publishers Weekly - 11/17/2003 page 44
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Studio: St. Martin's Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2003
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Series Christmas Hope
Series Number 2
ISBN 0312322933 ISBN13 9780312322939
Availability 0 units.
More About 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope Series #2)?
sappy romantic inspirational fiction Mar 27, 2008
One of the other readers admitted this is sappy, romantic literature. It is indeed. If you like rather cliched plotlines, phrases, and character developments, then this is for you. But if you want a heart-warming story about a young man coming to grips with love, with his calling, and with his past, (I'm being half-truthful, half-sarcastic) this is for you.
Yes, this is a sweet little story. For anyone who reads good literature, it is too predictable and written like a film, not like a book. But if you like sweet little stories, this is for you.
book Jan 18, 2008
Donna Vanliere is a talented author who brings the page to life in every book. This is a Christmas book that can be read any time of the year and left on the shelf to read again or share with a friend. A very thoughtful gift that will make you laugh AND shed a tear. A must read!!
Hard to top the Christmas Shoes Dec 30, 2007
The Christmas Blessing doesn't disappoint. It's just hard to top the 1st book. (The Christmas Shoes)
This Book Will BLESS Your LIfe! Dec 12, 2007
I can tell you: It is seemingly impossible for Donna VanLiere to write a book that is anything less than GREAT! Because she writes from the heart, her writing touches your heart. I sense that she is a person of great faith. Reading her books has increased my faith.
Donna's plots and sub-plots are well thought out and hold your attention.
After reading The Christmas Blessing, not only will you feel the Christmas spirit, you will feel a deep sense of hope.
Another book that has brought me inspiration and hope is Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices.
Isn't there a DVD by this same title? Dec 4, 2007
I seem to remember seeing a tv film with the same name and it was about Nathan in medical school, working part time at a Nursing Home where he met a older lady who helped him learn the real meaning of Christmas and he gave his fiance a necklace or locket in the gazebo at the end. Am I making this up or did it really happen?