The Christmas Secret By Donna VanLiere – Book Review #49

The Christmas Secret is the fifth book in The Christmas Hope series of books by Donna VanLiere.

The Christmas Secret

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love.

Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use. When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious “Christy.” Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is “above” working at Wilson’s. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for.

The Christmas Secret is a novel for anyone who wants to see how love is a gift that keeps giving back; that hope is a treasure that never runs dry, and that faith is a miracle that is reborn with each new day.

My Thoughts

I remember seeing the movie of this and absolutely loving it so I was really looking forward to reading the book.
It didn’t disappoint, but I think seeing the movie first kind of ruined the book for me because I knew what was going to happen.


The Christmas Secret By Donna VanLiere

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  1. Bec @IshMotherBec 12th December 2018 at 9:30 am

    Ah, sounds like a lovely feel good festive read! #readwithme

  2. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 11th December 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Sounds perfectly heartwarming for this time of year! Again another Christmas film I haven’t seen though! #readwithme

  3. mumjd 11th December 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Sounds a nice read and I’ve a feeling that I may have seen the film as it sounds somewhat familiar. #readwithme

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 11th December 2018 at 12:12 pm

    This sounds like a lovely story and I really want to know how it ends now I’ve read your review :o)


  5. sarahmo3w 11th December 2018 at 10:51 am

    I think I can guess what will happen… It sounds like another lovely story, though. I am obviously missing out on a lot of Christmas films because I’ve never heard of any of these!

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