The Christmas Light

The Christmas Light

by Donna VanLiere
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Overview

The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250010650
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 215,599
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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The Christmas Light 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This beautiful little Christmas book is the story of different people in a small town, each with their own struggles.  The beginning of every chapter has a thoughtful quote that adds to the story.  One of my favorites was "Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light." ( Madeleine L'Engle).  The widowed mother, the divorced father, the grieving child, the pregnant teen, and the childless couple are all brought together during the creating of the annual Christmas pageant. When a lovely Christmas story makes me cry for joy, I call it a success.  Perhaps the most successful part of this book was the telling of the young child's grief process and how the adults around her helped her deal with the loss of her father.  Once again Donna VanLiere has created a story to remember year after year!  
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good light reading. Characters could use more depth
GHott More than 1 year ago
What I liked: The Christmas Light is was an amazing story of a mom and her daughter moving on. Moving past the past hurts and loss to the bright future they could have. It was beautiful. What I didn’t like: I found The Christmas Light to be a bit confusing. At times I felt like I was missing pieces of the story. It’s possible that the author wrote it this way to add intrigue but it almost made me give it up. More… Author: Donna VanLiere Source: St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley Grade: B Ages: 16+ Steam: None Setting: Grandon Series: Christmas Hope
Reader_Grl More than 1 year ago
I have read every Christmas book by Donna vanLiere and love them all. I re-read them starting in October, and this was a wonderful addition to my collection. Very heart-warming books. It's so nice to read about the true meaning of Christmas and to get away from all the blatant commercialism of the season.
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VillaSyl More than 1 year ago
I love a good fluffy Christmas tale about as much as anyone, but while this is certainly holding a fair amount of sweetness, I did not find it memorable. An entertaining and cute story, but the characters weren't much beyond their own individual tragedies and dramas. A various cast that’s dealing with their own uncertain futures and become involved in the somewhat chaotic Christmas pageant put on by two charming older women. The pageant goes on despite crazy children and the characters, well, they just sort talk about their lives with each other. The cover description left few surprises about how things will end. Predictable and an easy read. You could read it with your eyes closed. VanLiere managed to pull together a lot of loose ends and wrap them up in a nice little bow by the end of the story. If you need a quick read without too much thinking, The Christmas Light fits the bill, but not memorable one. I received copy of eBook from St Martin’s Press through Net Galley for my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of this author's books!
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