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The Christmas Star

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle.

As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.

In The Christmas Star, Donna VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is sure to capture readers’ hearts.

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Hott Review:

Christmas. A wedding. A love renewed. A new hope begins. What more could you ask for?

Every year I hope Donna VanLiere will release a new book in the Christmas Hope series and I was so excited when I saw The Christmas Star was being released. I loved the synopsis and couldn’t wait to read it, but I’ll admit I had some trouble getting into the groove.

I really enjoyed The Christmas Star but it’s not my favorite in the series. There was something missing. I loved Mr. G and his relationship with Maddie. I loved that he was able to rectify a passed wrong. I adored the wedding. I laughed at Gloria and Miriam. Still, there was a thread my heart missed.

Overall though, if you’re looking for a heart-warming Christmas Romance, The Christmas Star is the book to read.


Author: Donna VanLiere
Source: I borrowed The Christmas Star from NetGalley because I’ve read the rest of the series & I thought the synopsis sounded good and I wanted to share my thoughts of it with my blog & SM readers.
Publisher & Date: October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Christmas Fiction
ISBN: 1250163900 (ISBN13: 9781250163905)
Pages: 240
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Nada
Setting: Georgia
Series: Christmas Hope #9

The Christmas Shoes

The Christmas Blessing

The Christmas Hope

The Christmas Promise

The Christmas Secret

The Christmas Journey

The Christmas Note

The Christmas Light
The Christmas Town
The Christmas Town

The Christmas Star

Donna VanLiere’s Bio:

Donna VanLiereDonna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author and gifted conference speaker. She has published ten titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies (starring Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Perry and Neil Patrick Harris) and garnered big ratings for CBS television. LifetimeTelevision adapted The Christmas Hope (starring Madeline Stowe) and premiered it December 2009. Donna’s non-seasonal novel, The Angels of Morgan Hill, has captured the same warmth as her Christmas books and continues to please loyal and new fans alike.

Donna 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, a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year and was recently inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence joining such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Hugh Downs, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Senator John Glenn. Donna is an in-demand conference speaker having appeared at countless women’s and family events, including select Women of Faith conferences.

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