The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – publication date of October 16th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.
Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle.
As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.
In The Christmas Star, Donna VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is sure to capture readers’ hearts.
About the author: Donna is a New York Times and USA Today, best-selling author. She’s an in-demand conference speaker and gifted teacher and has 14 published books including four that have been adapted into movies.
Donna is the recipient of multiple industry awards including a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction, a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year and is an inductee in the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence joining such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Hugh Downs, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Senator John Glenn. Learn more about Donna by visiting www.DonnaVanLiere.com and stay up-to-date and in-touch by subscribing to her free Friendship List. Twitter – Goodreads
My Review: The Christmas Star is the ninth book in the Christmas Hope book series by Donna VanLiere and is a Christmas/Holiday romance novel. A story that shows sometimes all you need is a Christmas miracle. Vanliere writes a story about hope, love, family, and faith in God. The spirit of giving is alive here and shows how one same act of kindness can touch so many lives.
The Christmas Star can easily be read as a standalone novel. The storyline plays out beautifully with characters that are relatable and realistic. While I figured out early on how I thought the story would play out, there were still a lot of surprises! I did not read any of the previous books in this series but after reading this story, I plan on starting from the beginning.
VanLiere has created a remarkable heartwarming Christmas story. The Christmas Star is the perfect read for anyone who loves a reading about a good Christmas miracle or needs to know that a little faith goes a long way. I highly recommend The Christmas Star and look forward to reading more from this author. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**