Gabe Rodriguez never thought he'd be where he is today ... working at
an elementary school in the facilities and maintenance department.
He's made a mess of his life and is trying to put it back together.
However, he loves his work, and more than that, he loves the children,
especially little Madeline Grace. Maddie is a sweet and precocious,
seven-year-old who has stolen Gabe's heart. He'd do almost anything
for her, except meet the new volunteer at Glory's Place where Maddie
goes after school each day. Maddie's trying to be a match-maker!
The new volunteer is Amy Denison, an insurance adjuster from the next
town over who has come to help out at Glory's Place in the afternoons.
Amy too is trying to put the shattered pieces of her life back together.
She's feeling unfulfilled in her job and in her life. She just wants
something more. Amy loves the children and workers at Glory's Place
and the volunteer work she is doing. She has a special affection for
Maddie. Who doesn't love Maddie! Maddie is smart, a little bit
deceptive and is doing her best to bring Gabe and Amy together. Will it
happen, or is there something more in store for Maddie?
THE CHRISTMAS STAR is a
charming story by Donna VanLiere about love and loss, about putting
the broken pieces of our lives back together and moving on through our
faith and hope. It's about finding hope in the darkest places, through
forgiveness and mercy. Both Gabe and Amy know they cannot change
the past and must forge on to make a new future. They are very
realistic characters with hurts and hang-ups from their pasts that have
brought them to where they are today. Maddie is a delightful character,
very mature and articulate for a seven-year-old, and just wants to see
Gabe and Amy happy. We meet old friends from Glory's Place who were
in Ms. VanLiere's book, THE CHRISTMAS HOPE. The delightful and
quirky characters here make this story a real treat. THE CHRISTMAS STAR is an inspirational Christmas
story that will warm your heart and nurture your belief in the spirit of
Christmas. Do not miss this one!
From the New York Times bestselling author of
The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming,
inspirational story for the
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
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
In The Christmas Star, Donna
VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is
sure to capture readers' hearts.