The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope, Bk 7)
The Christmas Note - Christmas Hope, Bk 7 Author:Donna VanLiere Gretchen Daniels has recently moved into an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. She and her children are building a life together in a new community when a mysterious young woman, Melissa McCreary, moves into the apartment next to them. She has few possessions, little personality, and keeps to herself. — One day, a... more » local landlord who is looking for Melissa knocks on Gretchen’s door for assistance. Melissa’s mother has died and in the coming weeks the landlord needs Melissa to empty her mother’s apartment. Gretchen reaches out and offers to help, but the apartment is a gut wrenching shamble of a home. There is little worth saving except for a few photos and a note that is discovered on the crate beside the bed. It is unfinished but in the two scribbled lines, Melissa discovers she has a brother and a sister that she never knew about. Even more shocking, she begins to uncover family secrets that show her who she really is.
Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?« less
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What a wonderful Christmas story! I've loved all of the author's Christmas stories that I've read and this one is no exception. It is also an excellent women's fiction book. I highly recommend this novel.
I love Donna VanLiere's Christmas books! They are all exceptional! The Christmas Note is full of happy Christmas surprises which I love! It also is set in the same town as The Christmas Secret so it has a lot of the same loveable characters. Lovely story!
This is set around Christmastime, but can easily be read during any season (like I did). Gretchen moves closer to her mom after her husband gets into a terrible military accident. Melissa lives next to Gretchen but seems cold and out of it because of bitterness towards her own mother. Both women's perspectives alternate throughout the book. At times I felt like parts of the story randomly added something that seemed to not make sense, but their quick fixes worked out. At times it was a little cheesy, other times very heartfelt, and still other times powerful and miraculous. I read this in a day and suggest giving it a shot if you like cute Christmas tales with a faith base.