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The Christmas hope

by VanLiere, Donna, 1966-

Format: Large Print 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
Available (2)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Seasonal LP Fic VanL
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Seasonal
 
Call Number  LP Fic VanL
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Large Print Fiction LP VANLIERE Donna
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print Fiction
 
Call Number  LP VANLIERE Donna
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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Penn Hills Library Large Print CHECKED OUT
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
The Christmas Hope, a novel about a little girl needing a home, a couple who takes her in, and a doctor who fulfills a last Christmas wish, is poised to become a seasonal favorite in its own right. 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 Emily's presence in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons will learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home. The Christmas Hope is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and light that can shine into the darkest places.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Nathan Andrews, who at eight bought shoes for his dying mother (The Christmas Shoes) and as a medical student fell in love with a young heart patient (The Christmas Blessing), takes a backseat in Van Liere's latest Christmas confection. The focus this time is on Patti and Mark Addison. Patti is a devoted social worker, but she can't seem to feel anything for her handsome pilot husband (they sleep in separate bedrooms), and she can't understand why anyone could feel happy during the holidays. Leave it to a child to teach Patti the meaning of Christmas: Emily is a beautiful five-year-old who, against the rules, Patti brings home rather than take her to the local orphanage. Emily-who believes in angels and is possibly the gentlest, sweetest child to ever cavort across a novel's pages since Little Nell-quickly insinuates herself into the Addison hearts. Another child's illness introduces the Addison gang to Nathan, now a doctor expecting his own first child. Too much coincidence binds their stories together, but Van Liere serves up another heart-tugging holiday tale. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print Americana series.
Subjects Women social workers -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Christmas stories.
Publisher Waterville, ME :Thorndike Press,2006
Language English
Description 267 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 0786287667 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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