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The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  4,144 Ratings  ·  348 Reviews
In the heartwarming sequel to the beloved New York Times bestseller The Christmas Shoes, Nathan Andrews is now a man and his greatest wish is to be a doctor. But beyond his studies of medicine, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, giving, and sacrifice.
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Published December 31st 2005 by Thorndike Press (first published September 30th 2003)
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Nancy Steinle gummel
The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere is a first read win. This is my honest opinion. This is a cute read and another tear jerker. This book is a continuation of The Christmas Shoe with about 10 years later. It's the story of Nathan. He's now a med student at a hospital about an hour away from home. Nathan has a certain way with his patients, especially the children. He meets Charlie a little boy with a bad heart. Eventually he meets Meghan who turns out to be the love of his life. Meghan is ...more
3.5 stars. // Bok #1 in #CramaThon2015.

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Sandra Bašić
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Those stories remind me that's always the Light out of the tunnel and the Hope at the bottom of the box. Nice, warm, sad but hopeful sequel of Christmas Shoes!
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the 2nd book in the Christmas Hope series. It is told by Nathan (the boy who gave the Christmas shoes to his mom in the first book), however, fast forward many years to when he's in college and studying to become a doctor. I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first book. No tears were shed in this one but still it was heartbreaking and touching story.
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was as good as the first. It really showed how far Nathan had come after his mother had died and how he could love people more because of it. I cried most of the way through it but it showed what real friendship is. I can't wait to finish the rest of the series.
3 Stars

I enjoyed this book. Not as tearful as the first, but enjoyable.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, feel-good
3.5 stars
Tear-jerker and feel-good rolled into one
Lori Musick
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

🎄 😇 💖
Linda Collings
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not crying honest lol !
Mar 30, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
This book is a sequel to the New York Times Bestseller The Christmas Shoes. I had no problems picking up the storyline though as it cut back and did back story constantly throughout The Christmas Blessing to cover pertinent areas for this new book. The book is about the star of The Christmas Shoes a little boy named Nathan that wanted to buy shoes for his mother dying of cancer. In The Christmas Blessing Nathan is now all grown up and, in the wake of his mother’s death, is now a third year medic ...more
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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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Other Books in the Series

Christmas Hope (8 books)
  • The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)
  • The Christmas Hope (Christmas Hope, #3)
  • The Christmas Promise (Christmas Hope, #4)
  • The Christmas Secret (Christmas Hope, #5)
  • The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope #6)
  • The Christmas Light (Christmas Hope #7)
  • The Christmas Town (Christmas Hope #8)
“Meghan and I talked about music - she loved Ella Fitzgerald. "What about all the hip acts that college kids love? Do you like any of them?"

"Like who?"

"I don't know all their names. Snoop Diggity Do and all those hip cats." Meghan shook her head and laughed. We talked about movies - she loved anything made before 1964. No wonder I thought she was older; she was an old soul in a young body.

"So what's your favorite movie?" I asked.

"To Kill a Mockingbird." My mother would have liked Meghan. She made my father and me watch To Kill a Mockingbird with her when I was in first grade. It must have been the twentieth time she'd seen it, but she still cried at the parts that made her weepy-eyed the first nineteen times.”
“Donna VanLiere's "A Christmas Blessing"
“Don’t ever take your EYES off the FINISH line. If you take your eyes off the GOAL, you’ll never make it to the END.”
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