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The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope Series #1)
by Donna VanLiere

Published: 2008-05-27
Kindle Edition : 144 pages
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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 ...
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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 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.

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  "If you need a good cry, read this!"by karenannmoore (see profile) 03/28/08

This was an easy read and I would have finished it much quicker if I didn't have to keep stopping because I was crying and needed another tissue! It's a sweet story and makes you appreciate the love of... (read more)

 
  "Good tear jerker but needed more character development"by phembrook (see profile) 12/06/07

Although the storyline made me cry (it was a 5 Kleenex book for me), I was disappointed that the characters did not interact more.
If you are looking for a good Christmas book, but don't wa
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  "Six Tissues"by Diane860 (see profile) 12/06/07

This book is a tear jerker that's for sure. Once you get mid-way through the book, get your tissues. Our book club said that this was a six tissue book. Very short and quick to read...mos... (read more)

 
  "A chance encounter with a little boy who has a terminally ill mother, changes a selfish man's life."by pmurphy93 (see profile) 12/06/07

Enjoyed the book. Very sad though. It was a quick read, which worked out well for this busy time of the year. Would have liked it if the author had developed the characters a little more.

 
  "very sad but thought provocking"by suemoros (see profile) 12/06/07

This was very sad for a Christmas book but very thought provocking.

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