The Christmas Shoes By Donna VanLiere – Book Review #45
KayCee and I love The Christmas Shoes, movie. We watch it every year and every year it makes us cry!
The Christmas Shoes
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
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 Eve 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.
There were a few things different in the book compared to the movie, but that’s always the case so I was expecting it. It didn’t ruin the book or the movie for me, I love them both!
This is the first book in the Christmas Hope series by Donna VanLiere. I bought them all for KayCee last Christmas. I’m going to read them all and I’m not worried about getting fed up of them as I did with some of the Harlan Coben series I read earlier in the year because each book is set in the same town, but is about different characters.
They’re not very long books either, I read half of this on the Monday night and the other half on the Tuesday morning before work!
This book was inspired by the song of the same name by a group called Newsong.
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