Sunday, November 22, 2009

Book Review- The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere

The Christmas Secret The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere

What a sweet, warm-hearted story for this time of the year. This is the first book I have read by Donna VanLiere and quite different from the books I usually read.The Christmas Secret was a pleasant surprise.

It is the story of Christine, a single mother struggling to keep her head above water enough to give her kids a nice Christmas. Things just don't seen to be going her way until an unexpected emergency changes everything. And it is also about Jason, who has decided to work at his grandfather's store over the holidays to make some much needed money since being laid of from his accounting job. He feels the job is beneath him but with the influence of his grandfather's goodness and the people he meets he finds something better than making lots of money.

The way the lives of these two characters and the others intertwine was believable and completely engaging. This was a hard book to put down. It was a quick, light read that made for perfect weekend reading.


Source: Publisher (St. Martin's Press) and Anne (Thanks)



  1. I have this book to read. I must get to it!

  2. I like your review a lot better than the blurb. Much more real.

  3. Great review. This book is waiting for me at the library.

  4. Thanks for your contribution Mari. Feel free to link another in if you happen to read one.

  5. Mari - if you had to categorise it with a genre, what would you say it was?

  6. Kerrie- I would say feel- good holiday fiction. ;) I believe this is considered Christian fiction, but it is subtle and definitely not preachy.


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