Christmas Shoes

Christmas Shoes

by Donna VanLiere
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Overview

Christmas Shoes 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312289515
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/09/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 491,828
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)

About the Author

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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The Christmas Shoes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Momma¿s meeting Jesus tonight.¿ Can you even start to imagine what it would be like if it was Christmas Eve and your mom was dying? In this outstanding book, Donna VanLiere¿s main character, Nathan, has many troubles. Nathan is an 8 year old boy whose moms life depends on his Christmas gift. Unfortunately, money is a problem for Nathan and his family, and there is no one there to help him, or is there? Robert, a successful business man, was never classified as a hero, but now, he must come to the rescue! The Christmas Shoes was an outstanding book, it kept me guessing the whole time, and I never wanted to put it down. It was almost as if I was there, going through their emotions, just as they did themselves. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It was a fantastic book, and I know that everyone would enjoy every page of it, just as I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Shoes is a story about 2 families who's lives get changed. It's a touching story and a great movie for the whole family.I LOVED THIS BOOK
hotrod90 More than 1 year ago
Words can not describe this blessed book. Wait yes there is! WARNING: DO NOT READ WHILE DIVING. KLENEX ARE REQUIRED!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When is first saw this i tought 'Great anther story about a stupid guy and a canser pastionent.' But was i wrong, this story will teach you about life and how easly it can be taken away. But also how the little things can bring joy back into your life...atleast for alittle while
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the rest of the stories.
Vs57 More than 1 year ago
I love reading this type book @ Christmas.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly loved this book. Well worth the read. Highly recommend to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Christmas classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Its kinda sad, especially when they are explaining to the eight year old, "hey your mom is dying tonight". If you have ever heard the song, then it will be really predictable, but overall it is an AWESOME book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first story ever read of Donna VanLiere. She writes a very intertwining story that continues into two other sequels. The impact and power of a mother is felt forever (good or bad). I really enjoyed the story as each chapter would unfold another layer to why the title of the book is the Christmas Shoes. The characters were well developed and I wished I could have been a fly on the wall to see the things that happened.
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I highly recommend it!
sweetcatastropheAS More than 1 year ago
I cried many times during this book. Quick and easy read. Very beautifully written. A Christmas classic in my book!
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A very good book for other people thats going throw the same problem on chrismas,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave 3 because VanLiere had a great story buut the way it was written was not so great. There was a few moments where I had to go back on my nook to try to understand what she was talking about now? to realize that she had change the subject and I had no idea! I do not feel that I wasted my time reading this at all. I would recommended to someone who'd look beyond the mistakes and concentrate on the main story.
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I first started this book when i was about eleven(im thirteen now) at my granparents house after noticing that it was based off of one of my most favorite songs of all time. But sadly in the years that i have gone back i couldnt find it and was very excited to get my nook cuz i knew they would have it so i cant wait to start reading it again. After reading some reviews i can see that it will be very good
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A heartwarming, easy-to-read story. Even though the theme is sad, a valuable lesson is learned.
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