Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Christmas Note {Review}

Gretchen lives with the pain only a military wife can understand to.  Raising two children, looking for a new job, and relocating, she finds herself in the loneliest place she's ever known.  But when a mysterious stranger knocks on her door with a heartbreaking message for Melissa, her neighbor, she finds embarks on an unexpected journey of friendship.

Melissa, the stand-offish neighbor, carries her own painful past.  When Gretchen delivers the bad news, Melissa is determined to not let it rock the life she's struggling through.  If only that pesky neighbor would leave her alone.

Eventually Gretchen and Melissa find a friend in each other and a community of support to see them through the twists and turns of the upcoming months.  VanLiere takes her readers on a path of seeing joy as a choice, life as an adventure, and a God who's big enough to hold us even when we don't know it.  What would seem to be coincidence enfolds into God's loving embrace for both of these women.

Donna VanLiere thoughtfully draws out her character's emotions and motives, making their full and relatable.  The plot has moments of predictability, and moments of stunning revelation.  If you're looking for a quick read for the holiday season, you've found it!

*Disclaimer: BookSneeze provided this book free of charge for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

jamiejoy said...

Ooohhh, I love Christmas books! Thanks for the review. I need to pick this up. =)

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