THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press


Out 2001

Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they’re gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe….

Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.

MY THOUGHTS:

I found this book at a local thrift shop and will now give my honest review.

Sometimes, you come across a lovely holiday book that you just have to share.  This one, is complete with the complete lyrics of the song that this book is based on.

Sometimes lives are entwined in such a way that the interactions between the two can leave a lasting impression. This is how it is in this small, emotionally packed little book.  Note: keep box of tissues handy.

This is a wonderful read for the season!

I gave it:

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