Monday, December 15, 2008

The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere

I listened to the audiobook of The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere after I saw it sitting out at the library. I really enjoyed it. It was a heartwarming holiday tale of a sixty year old woman known as "Miss Glory" who helps out those in need in her small town. Sparks fly after she helps out her prickly neighbor Miriam by allowing her to move in while her home is being repaired from carpet damage. Gloria has a past heartache of her own that is fully developed over book. Meanwhile Chaz is an acoholic drifter that has just started a security job downtown. A co-worker's young son soon pierces Chaz's isolated shell and he starts to rethink his life.

I loved the characters in this book. They all had such interesting personalities. It was a relatable story, I felt like this could have happened in my own home town. The only flaw was that from the beginning I realized the major plot point that was going to happen (don't want to give it away). Otherwise this was a good heartwarming Christmas tale that I would highly recommend for your holiday reading!

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