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The Christmas Promise - A Novel

Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiere's books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives. In The Christmas Promise, she follows two seemingly separate individuals and shows how their lives intersect. Chaz McConnell realizes that his life is empty-and he's made it that way. He goes home every night to a bare apartment. For the first time in his life, he's working at a job that will last more than a few weeks, as security for Wilson's Department Store. Trying to reach out, he befriends 4-year-old Donovan, whose mother is part of the janitorial team at Wilson's. Gloria Bailey finds it easy to care for families in need but just can't seem to bridge the gap with her cantankerous neighbor, 60-something widow Miriam Lloyd Davies. When Miriam goes away for a week and a pipe bursts she comes home to a house under water. Gloria, in an act of kindness-or maybe insanity-invites Miriam to stay at her house until a hotel room becomes available. They eventually realize they have more in common than they ever thought. In this beautiful, deeply poignant novel, we are reminded that the past is never far behind and all of us are longing for a place to call home.

Donna VanLiere's books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives. In The Christmas Promise, she follows two seemingly separate individuals and shows how their lives intersect. Chaz McConnell realizes that his life is empty-and he's made it that way. He goes home every night to a bare apartment. For the first time in his life, he's working at a job that will last more than a few weeks, as security for Wilson's Department Store. Trying to reach out, he befriends 4-year-old Donovan, whose mother is part of the janitorial team at Wilson's. Gloria Bailey finds it easy to care for families in need but just can't seem to bridge the gap with her cantankerous neighbor, 60-something widow Miriam Lloyd Davies. When Miriam goes away for a week and a pipe bursts she comes home to a house under water. Gloria, in an act of kindness-or maybe insanity-invites Miriam to stay at her house until a hotel room becomes available. They eventually realize they have more in common than they ever thought. In this beautiful, deeply poignant novel, we are reminded that the past is never far behind and all of us are longing for a place to call home.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Donna VanLiere's books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives. In The Christmas Promise, she follows two seemingly separate individuals and shows how their lives intersect. Chaz McConnell realizes that his life is empty-and he's made it that way. He goes home every night to a bare apartment. For the first time in his life, he's working at a job that will last more than a few weeks, as security for Wilson's Department Store. Trying to reach out, he befriends 4-year-old Donovan, whose mother is part of the janitorial team at Wilson's. Gloria Bailey finds it easy to care for families in need but just can't seem to bridge the gap with her cantankerous neighbor, 60-something widow Miriam Lloyd Davies. When Miriam goes away for a week and a pipe bursts she comes home to a house under water. Gloria, in an act of kindness-or maybe insanity-invites Miriam to stay at her house until a hotel room becomes available. They eventually realize they have more in common than they ever thought. In this beautiful, deeply poignant novel, we are reminded that the past is never far behind and all of us are longing for a place to call home.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:33