Donna VanLiere is the author of many NYT Bestselling titles, and The Christmas Secret is her most recent. I am happy to announce that I’ve been provided with 2 copies to give away to a few lucky readers!
The Christmas Secret follows single mom, Christine, through a rough spot in her life, having to leave her two children home alone, so she can go to work and stash some money away for rent, heat, and a few presents to put under the tree.
Christine struggles with the idea of dating again on top of everything else she’s juggling and as a single mom, I could really relate to the confusing thoughts and emotions that go through her mind as she tries to justify her feelings regarding the new man in her life.
He’s so handsome. What’s the point? Maybe he’ll love kids. When he hears about the kids he’ll be gone. He’s too young for me. I’m too old for him.”
With the support of friends and those who create a new family for her and the children, Christine rises above the pain and hurt from her past and steps into the warmth of the holiday spirit, surrounded by love from those lighting her path.
Pain is a part of love…I don’t think we’d recognize love without it.”
The Christmas Secret is just one of many titles by VanLiere. Others include The Christmas Promise, The Christmas Blessing, The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope. Three of these books have also been turned into movies, with The Christmas Hope recently premiering this weekend as a Lifetime Original Movie. Look for it on Sunday, December 13th.
You can also read my review for her memoir, Finding Grace, a book that is both haunting and healing.
If you’d like to win a copy of The Christmas Secret, for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, please let me know what your holiday secret wish or burning desire is this season! Mine is to find a job that will allow me to move closer to my family, and Mr. Right.
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