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.
I’ve owned The Christmas Shoes for years and wanted it for even longer. Yet, I let my aversion to crying keep me from reading it.
I was prepared to cry when I sat down to read The Christmas Shoes, I wasn’t prepared for the heart-mending, the reminder for the season, or the love that permeates every page.
Everyone knows what this story entails but not nearly enough have experienced the wonderful story called The Christmas Shoes. For those that have, it’s time for a reminder of the miracles we’re missing every day.
|The Christmas was given to me as a Christmas gift on December 24, 2011…
|Publisher & Date:
|November 9th 2001 by St. Martin’s Press (first published 2001)
|1250010675 (ISBN13: 9781250010674)
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Donna VanLiere’s Bio:
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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