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The Christmas Hope (Christmas Hope #3)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  3,307 Ratings  ·  233 Reviews
Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home.

Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the
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Hardcover, 213 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2005)
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Deanne Patterson
Thanks for the recommendation, Rebecca. Luckily for me I had already checked this out of the library and had it waiting for me to read :)
I enjoyed this heartwarming Christmas story!
Kathy Worrell  ツ
Yes, I'm giving a Christmas novella 5 stars! Totally unheard of, but true!

This is more than a fun, sappy, romance, under the mistletoe story. This is a story of love, loss, and HOPE. I believe that without hope, you have nothing.

It's a beautiful love story on so many levels, I cried and cried and cried.

If you only read one Christmas novel this year, read this one. (I read it in one evening.)

(This story is number 3 in a series, but it reads like a stand alone novel.)
Julianna
Dec 12, 2011 Julianna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Heartwarming Holiday Stories
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I loved the first two books in Donna VanLiere's Christmas Hope series, and now I can add The Christmas Hope to my list of all-time favorite holiday-themed stories. In spite of my Christian background, I often find it difficult to read inspirational fiction, because it too frequently seems trite, vapid and/or preachy to me. Not so with Donna VanLiere's books. She somehow manages to impart an inspiring message full of depth and meaning that utterly warms my heart without ma
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Loraine
Dec 06, 2012 Loraine rated it it was amazing
Once again Donna Van Liere has penned a lovely Christmas story. Just as Jesus came into the world to give us second hope, joy and light, Emily and Mia come into Patricia and Mark's lives at Christmas and lead the way to second chances, hope, peace, and light in the darkness restoring the miracle and true spirit of Christmas.
Carolina
Nov 13, 2015 Carolina rated it really liked it
This one was definitely more tear jerking than the other ones but it is also more about children, which I have a special place for in my heart. It was beautiful and tragic and a book full of miracles. I also like how the author somehow ties all the characters together. So great!
Betsy
Nov 25, 2012 Betsy rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2014-nov
The Christmas Hope is the 3rd book in Donna VanLiere's Christmas Hope series. The story is touching and shows how God can bring hope into your life when you least expect it. Another good story. 3.5 stars
Staci
Dec 02, 2015 Staci rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
What a heartwarming story! Another well done Christmas story by the author of The Christmas Shoes.
Dawn
Dec 26, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Christmas Holiday stories.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read the first two books in the Christmas Hope series.
Although I've enjoyed the first two books in the series, so far, this one has been my favorite. It didn't make me cry like the first book (The Christmas Shoes), but I was really invested in what happened to the main characters in this story. Nathan, the young boy from "The Christmas Shoes" makes a few appearances during this story. I like how it keeps you updated on his life now as a doctor and I hope he is in the rest of the Christmas Hope series. This book makes you realize that God gives us h ...more
Michelle
Jul 19, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Although it currently July, I decided to get a Christmas book the other day while picking out a book. I really enjoyed this book it was great with making you appreciate the small things and had me thinking the worst when infact I was actually wrong about her Husband Mark. After I was finished reading I thought I must be sick and twisted because there were 2 events that I was wrong about but other wise I really liked it... I left me wishing it wasnt july.
Camilla
3.75 stars!
Beth
Nov 02, 2015 Beth rated it really liked it
Yep, I cried! Good Xmas story.
Emily (ofpagesandink)
Dec 15, 2014 Emily (ofpagesandink) rated it it was amazing
Summary: Patricia and Mark have drifted apart ever since the death of their son Sean. Their Christmases were just like any other day and they moved through life day by day and avoided not only each other, but their friends and family. One day, Patricia's job brings her to this beautiful little five-year-old girl named Emily who's mother had died in a car crash five months before Christmas and needed a place to stay while her foster family went to a funeral. This special little girl gives the cou ...more
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Milica J
Nov 18, 2016 Milica J rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It expresses a very broad message to everyone reading it. The book starts of with a very dull and mundane introduction, as I got farther into the book, the book comes to life and reaches out to the reader. The reality the book depicts is astonishing and really takes you to a specific point where it is almost impossible to stop reading. The story focuses on Social Worker Patricia Addison and her husband Mark Addison through their journey on having a Merry Christmas wit ...more
Carole
Dec 17, 2016 Carole rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
If you're in the middle of a busy Christmas season, and want a short, sweet, touching Christmas story, look no further! It's about loss, hope & love. It brought a tear or two, and touched my heart. The perfect December book!
Joe Duncan
Dec 18, 2016 Joe Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Christmas read

Be forewarned-- this is one of those books that you will not be able to put down until the end. Keep plenty of tissues handy!
Tiffany
Nov 23, 2016 Tiffany rated it did not like it
I could not make it through this book. I thought it was going to be a happy go lucky Christmas story but it was a super depressing one instead.
Jess (Shepherdjel)
Nov 26, 2016 Jess (Shepherdjel) rated it really liked it
Amazing! These books definitely pull on my heartstrings. Believe and trust that with god all things are possible even when we are broken and least expect it!
annemarie_bookaholic
This series will have you crying for sadness and joy...you'll need tissues when you read each book. Love them
Katie staley staley-lannon
Feb 20, 2017 Katie staley staley-lannon rated it it was amazing
so good. you will cry
Arlene
Jan 10, 2017 Arlene rated it it was amazing
Excellent book.
Kylie Hood
Dec 26, 2016 Kylie Hood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful little Christmas book! Loved it!
Amanda
Jan 08, 2017 Amanda rated it it was amazing
An inspiring short novel of hope and love. Matters of the heart at Christmas revealed by small miracles.
Beth cleer
Jan 05, 2017 Beth cleer rated it it was amazing
Oh my!! This book was breathtaking. It made me laugh, cry and smile. The author writes with such grace and spiritual thinking. Loved it!! I
Melissa Hetrick
Jan 14, 2017 Melissa Hetrick rated it really liked it
This story had me crying in a parking lot - beautiful characters and ending. Loved it
Debra
Dec 27, 2016 Debra rated it it was amazing
A perfect Christmas book with the added bonus of many quotes on hope.
Nan Lueder tiedeman
Dec 27, 2016 Nan Lueder tiedeman rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!
Juergen John Roscher
Jun 30, 2013 Juergen John Roscher rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, read_2013
This is the third book in Donna Vanlier’s Christmas Hope Series. I have read two of the other books and have found them to be good stories of the magic and hope that the Christmas season. I think VanLiere is one of the better current day Christmas story authors along with Richard Paul Evans and Debbie Macomber to name a few. I still think they are behind some of the classic authors such Dickens, O, Henry and Henry van Dyke when it comes to spinning an exceptional Christmas yarn. I jumped at the ...more
Cait
Dec 19, 2010 Cait rated it really liked it
THE CHRISTMAS HOPE is book three in a series, but it’s not necessary to read the books in order (obviously, I didn’t). Each once stand by itself as a wonderful story of the miracle of Christmas.

Patricia Addison is a social worker who hasn’t celebrated Christmas for the past four years, and is slowly losing the connection she had with her husband. After she breaks a rule and brings home foster child Emily for the holidays, she and her husband Mark are thrown back together in the desire to make th
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Jie
Nov 30, 2009 Jie rated it it was amazing
The Christmas Hope

Hey, I just read a book called “The Christmas Hope” is the third book of the Christmas shoes series. Ever since I pick up the first book, The Christmas Blessing, I liked the author Donna VanLiere. She’s probably a not very famous writer but I just get in touch with the story that she had wrote so far.
This story “The Christmas Hope” is very heart warming, it takes you on an everyday person’s life’s adventure, through the hard times, you just want to jump in the story and give
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Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author and gifted conference speaker. She has published ten titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies (starring Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Perry and Neil Patrick Harris) and garnered big ratings for CBS television. LifetimeTelevision adapted The Christmas Hope (starring Made ...more
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Christmas Hope (8 books)
  • The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)
  • The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope, #2)
  • The Christmas Promise (Christmas Hope, #4)
  • The Christmas Secret (Christmas Hope, #5)
  • The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope #6)
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