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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna VanLiere Narrator: Donna VanLiere Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christmas Hope Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781427207661
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “VanLiere makes getting into the Christmas spirit easy. Publishers Weekly

  • Tired of sugar plums and impossibly perfect families? Consider this stark tale with its appealing heroine who struggles against losing faith in herself and in God. USA Today
  • If you like stories with plenty of heart, likable characters, interesting twists and happy endings, then The Christmas Secret is a don't miss. Book Reporter

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 1/27/2011

    " Cute Christmas book...not to heavy and it all works out in the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Acarrawa | 1/13/2011

    " A good illustration of loving your neighbor and bearing one another's burdens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 1/13/2011

    " I have read all five of the books in this series and liked each one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/12/2011

    " Predictable but uplifting & enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/30/2010

    " The story of a struggling single mom, having problems with her ex-husband as life is catching up with her all too quickly. It doesn't help that it's Christmas time and Santa Claus is being eagerly awaited. A good story to remind us to keep our eyes open to see if we need to lend a helping hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 12/22/2010

    " My favorite so far in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/10/2010

    " I read this for a book club. It was just OK. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/6/2010

    " Good, sappy holiday tale ala Lifetime Movie of the Week. A quick read, and just what I needed to boost my holiday spirit. Sophomoric but heartwarming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 12/6/2010

    " A wonderful story about the holiday season "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy T | 12/6/2010

    " Reading this one for book club. We read one book in the series every December. This is book 5, is that possible? For some reason, I am enjoying this one more than the others!! "

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About the Author
Author Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiere is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eight books, including The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Blessing, The Christmas Hope, and The Angels of Morgan Hill. She has earned a number of awards for her writing, including a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction and a Silver Angel Award for Inspirational Book, and she has been nominated for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year.