The Christmas Promise
Each Christmas we are given a promise from heaven. And each year on earth we make promises to each other. This is a story about how a promise from one person to another shows us the true meaning of faith, remembrance, and love.Seven years ago Gloria endured a family tragedy that almost shook her... show more
Each Christmas we are given a promise from heaven. And each year on earth we make promises to each other. This is a story about how a promise from one person to another shows us the true meaning of faith, remembrance, and love.Seven years ago Gloria endured a family tragedy that almost shook her faith entirely. Each Christmas she places a card in an envelope on her tree, restating a promise she made to her husband before he died. Now, having moved from her small town and all the painful memories it held, she is building a life by caring for people in need. Whether it’s a young mother who can’t pay her electric bill or a family who needs some extra food, Gloria always finds a way. Miriam is a thorn in Gloria’s side. Miriam is a constantly critical, disapproving neighbor who looks with suspicion at all the good things Gloria does. When a twist of fate makes them roommates instead of neighbors, it’s the ultimate test of patience and faith.Chaz has a good job as head of security at Wilson’s Department Store, but each night he returns home to an empty apartment. He longs for a wife and family of his own but realizes that the life choices he’s made have alienated him. He befriends a young boy whose mother has fallen on hard times, giving him a chance to have a life he thought impossible.In The Christmas Promise, the lives of these characters collide and we learn that even as we move ahead, the past is never far behind. And when we are forgiven much, we love much. In this warmly humorous and deeply poignant story, we are reminded that the Christmas Promise is the promise of second chances.
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Christian Fiction
Series: Christmas Hope (#4)
The Christmas promise by Donna VanLiereLove how each chapter starts out with words of wisdom from other famous people-touching!Starts out with the past when she lost her son and husband within a few short weeks of one another.Grace will prevail. Story then goes back a year and we find Gloria and she...
A promise is very much like a beacon of light left on: for direction, for accountability, and for hope. In lieu of something more tangible, sometimes, a promise is all that we have to hang our hat on. Nonetheless, its strength can be likened to that of a spider's web -- fine and delicate, seemingly ...