I can't decide if I should rate this is the BEST of Donna VanLiere's Christmas Books. I have just re-read the first three and then the last two, including this, for the first time. I was pleasantly suprised with this because of all the characters the made a reappearance and the connections between everyone. It makes the holiday season feel more special and heart warming. Don't wait til Christmas, read this now!
This is one of the most beautiful, sweet and touching Christmas stories I ever read and I've read a lot! I just adored all of the whimsy and the chance meetings of the characters as yet unknown to each other. I completely loved, loved, loved this book!
If you are looking for an uplifting story, this book is for you. The main character's life pretty much stinks. If something can go wrong for her, it does. The author really makes you feel for Christine. No matter how bad things get and how little she has, she's willing to share, help, and befriend the people she meets through her job as a waitress. I like how the author had several story lines going at the same time and how all of the characters are connected to each other without realizing it. This is a quick and fulfilling read. It is somewhat predictable, but I didn't mind that. I really liked the characters, Gloria and Miriam. They are hilarious. This is the first book that I have read by this author. I plan on reading the rest. You don't have to read the other books by her before reading this one. This story isn't tied to the Christmas Shoes series. Enjoy!