Item description for The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope Series #1) by Donna VanLiere...
Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe....
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Center Point Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2005
Publisher Center Point Publishers
ISBN 1585476420 ISBN13 9781585476428
Availability 0 units.
More About Donna VanLiere
Donna VanLiere is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Finding Grace, The Angels of Morgan Hill and seven 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.
Donna VanLiere currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Donna VanLiere was born in 1966.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope Series #1)?
Grab a box of kleenex! Dec 13, 2008
Watch out this book is very touching. What a wonderful Christmas story though. Two families lives are touched forever, but they don't even know it.
I am sure other reviewers covered everything about the book, so I won't go into details but this book touched my heart and I will carry its message with me for a long time.
This author def knows her writing!
Great Book Dec 2, 2008
This is a great book, you may need a bunch of tissues if your like me and cry whenever there is a sad story that involves a child losing his mother.
Precious inspiring story! Nov 21, 2008
What a precious book! If you're someone who still believes in miracles, you should love this book. I mean real miracles - ones that can change the course of a person's life forever. It's a precious story that will find you crying, laughing and anything in between. I love the way the author views death - a take-away from the book for myself. At any rate, I would recommend that anyone read this inspiring work of fiction that will, without a doubt, warm your heart.
An Emotional Experience Nov 18, 2008
This book by Ms. Donna Van Liere is one in a million. I heard the song before I ever read the book. The song itself was an emotional one. However, I never knew the TRUE meaning of being a parent until I read that book. I read this book and it changed me, just as the character Robert Layton, was changed,as well as the character, Maggie~she showed me that life is short and can be taken from anyone at anytime and you need to truly cherish the times with those you love. I recommend this book to all those who need an uplifting and life changing experience. She is a talented author. She helped to see that I need to give MORE of MYSELF to my children and family. Thank you, Ms. Van Liere, for a truly wonderful book!!!!
Great Book For Anyone Nov 17, 2008
This book is heartwarming and great read for anyone of any age. It would be a wonderful choice to read to a Sunday School class or to your children.