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Review: The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere

 
Title/Author: The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere
Published by: St Martins Press / Macmillan  
RRP/Availability: £6.96 as an E Book / £10.61 Hardback
My Rating: 5/5
 
 
THE BLURB:
 
In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas.
 
Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache as they attempt to move forward in the present while still holding onto the memories, joy, and heartache of the past.
 
Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family.
 
Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark.
 
When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope.
 
The New York Times bestselling author of the beloved The Christmas Hope series returns with this new heartwarming, inspirational story about the power of love and faith to reveal the possibilities that lay right in front of you.
 
MY OPINION:
 
The Christmas Light is a sweet, heart-warming story that encapsulates the meaning of Christmas.
 
The start of the story begins when we meet Jennifer and her charming daughter  who is struggling after losing her father. Donna, really captured the heartache, pain and uncertainty that a child faces when losing a parent so young. It moved me to tears at times as my heart broke for this sweet girl and her mother.
 
Ryan and his daughter are in town staying with his aunt whilst he tries to find somewhere for them to live and decide which job he wants to take. Both and he and Jennifer have more in common than either of them realise at first, besides the being a single parent, Ryan was an angel to Jennifer and her daughter three years previously.
 
Ryan's aunt and her friend have the hilarious task of putting on the local Christmas nativity. I love how they go about getting people in the town to participate and giving people a chance even though they are not the 'ideal' candidate for acting. I couldn't help but laugh at the three triplets who played angels...  they certainly keep everyone on their toes.

Kalee is a sixteen year old girl who is pregnant and makes the most important decision of her life that involves making someone else's wish come true for Christmas.
 
The end of the story comes together beautifully, and with style. I highly recommend this to everyone who is looking for a heart-warming festive novel.
 
I enjoyed this beautiful story and want to congratulate Donna on yet another superb Christmas story with heart, hope and humour!


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