Sunday, January 5, 2014
The Christmas Note
Author: Donna VanLiere
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN #: 9780312658960
Donna VanLiere writes a story about two individuals who have suffered different losses in their lives. When you meet Melissa, she is a very bitter, reclusive individual. From the very beginning, my heart went out to Melissa. Ms. VanLiere, depicts Melissa’s life in the past so descriptively that as the reader you will understand how Melissa became the individual she is when you meet her. Gretchen is Melissa’s, new next door neighbor. Also suffering from somewhat of a loss herself, she soldier’s on and makes a life for herself and her children.
From the very beginning, Ms. VanLiere unravels a tale so heartbreaking, hopeful, and full of love that the story of these individuals will stay with you. Ms. VanLiere is an extremely gifted storyteller, writing characters that can’t help but pull at your heartstrings and you can’t help but become attached to. I recommend reading this book and I look forward to reading other books by this author in the future.
If you have read this book or any other books by this author that you would recommend, feel free to comment below.