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VanLiere, Donna 1966-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 404 publications in 8 languages and 28,424 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Christmas films  Christmas television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3622.A66, 813.6
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The Christmas blessing by Donna VanLiere( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor. When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice. Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan -- a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life
The Christmas shoes by Donna VanLiere( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life -- and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together -- he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Gable thinks 1947 will be like every other year in Morgan Hill, TN, but it turns out to be the year everything changes. Jane first lays eyes on young Milo Turner the day that her abusive, alcoholic father is buried in the Morgan Hill cemetery. The Turners are the first black family ever to move into the area, and while their presence challenges the comfort of many in the small, tight-knit community, Jane and her brother, John, have found new friends. Then tragedy strikes the Turner household, the Gable family is asked to make a decision that could rip their world apart. One path might open up a whole new world and bring them closer than ever. Or it might bring them nothing but trouble and heartache. On their journey, Jane discovers that angels are all around us, every day, in the most extraordinary - and ordinary - ways
The Christmas hope by Donna VanLiere( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting a troubled five-year-old girl during the holiday season, social worker Patricia Addison and her husband, Mark, find themselves working through past sorrows and reevaluating their faith
The Christmas promise by Donna VanLiere( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking what he hopes will be his first long-term job, lonely department store security officer Chaz McConnell reaches out to a four-year-old child, while Gloria Bailey, a charity worker who has taken in a single pregnant woman and a cantankerous senior, struggles with ensuing personality clashes
The Christmas secret by Donna VanLiere( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When struggling young single mother Christine Eisley saves the life of an elderly woman working in Wilson's department store, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love
The good dream by Donna VanLiere( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denounced by her 1950 Tennessee community as an old maid, 30-something Ivorie Walker hides her loneliness and grief over her mother's death behind good-humored independence before advocating on behalf of a feral boy who has been stealing vegetables from her garden
The Christmas note by Donna VanLiere( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relocating to an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Gretchen offers to help clear out the home of a reclusive neighbor's recently deceased mother and discovers that the neighbor, Melissa, has two siblings and an identity that she never suspected
The Christmas town by Donna VanLiere( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now twenty-years-old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it's unbearable with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory's Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for? The New York Times bestselling author of the timeless The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope is back with this moving and uplifting story about finding love, hope, and family in unexpected places."--
The Christmas light by Donna VanLiere( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope."--
The Christmas journey by Donna VanLiere( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully illustrated, modern retelling of the Nativity Story
High calling : the courageous life and faith of space shuttle Columbia commander Rick Husband by Evelyn Husband( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some people sppend their lives searching for a calling. For Rick Husband, the search ended at the age of four. That's when the future NASA Space Shuttle Commander first turned his gaze toward the heavens and committed himself to explore the far reaches of space. From that childhood commitment Rick prusued his dream-relentlessly, passionately, faithfully
The good dream by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivorie Walker discovers that someone has been stealing from her garden: a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills, and something about him haunts Ivorie. She can't imagine what would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? Can she save him? As Ivorie steps tries to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town, a community that would rather let secrets stay secret
The Christmas promise by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking what he hopes will be his first long-term job, lonely department store security officer Chaz McConnell reaches out to a four-year-old child, while Gloria Bailey, a charity worker who has taken in a single pregnant woman and a cantankerous senior, struggles with ensuing personality clashes
The Christmas shoes by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already a Christmas classic, The Christmas Shoes, is an extraordinary tale based on the remarkably popular song of the same name. The heartwarming story by NewSong instantly soared to the top of the charts, mesmerizing listeners. The book has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. It follows the paths of a man and a boy through one fateful, snowy Christmas. Beautifully rendered and poignantly touching VanLiere tells the story of hope, love, and faith
The Christmas secret by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Christine Eisley, a single mother of two, saves the life of a Wilson's department store employee, the store's owner wants to reward her. However, he is unable to find the charitable woman, mostly because Christine was forced to relocate after losing her job. Now, the owner's grandson, Jason, begins a long, life-changing search to find Christine
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Gable thinks 1947 will be like every other year in Morgan Hill, Tennessee, but it's the year everything changes. Jane first sees young Milo Turner the day that her abusive, alcoholic father is buried in the Morgan Hill cemetery. The Turners are the first black family ever to move into the area, and while their presence challenges the comfort of many in the small, tight-knit community, Jane and her brother, John, have found new friends. Then tragedy strikes the Turner household, and the Gable family is asked to make a decision that could rip their world apart. One path might open up a whole new world and bring them closer than ever. Or it might bring them nothing but trouble and heartache. On their journey, Jane discovers that angels are all around us, every day, in the most extraordinary, and ordinary, ways
The Christmas shoes by Donna VanLiere( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Andrews mother is terminally ill and cash strapped, but his family is very close and loves one another. Wealthy Robert Layton is a workaholic on the brink of losing his sweet family he unwittingly neglects. When Robert and Nathan cross paths on Christmas Eve, Nathan is collecting bottles and cans, so he can purchase an expensive pair of shoes for his mother. Seeing the closeness of the relationship that Nathan has with his family, Robert begins to think that maybe he still has a chance to change the relationship within his own family
The Christmas note by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspirational novel about an unlikely friendship between two women, but one that will change each of their lives forever
The Christmas light by Donna VanLiere( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope
 
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The Christmas shoes
Alternative Names
Donna VanLiere American writer

Donna VanLiere écrivaine américaine

Liere, Donna Van.

Liere, Donna van 1966-

Van Liere, Donna.

Van Liere, Donna 1966-

VanLiere Donna

ヴァンリアー, ドナ

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The Christmas shoesThe Angels of Morgan HillThe Christmas hopeThe Christmas promiseThe Christmas secretThe Christmas noteThe Christmas journeyHigh calling : the courageous life and faith of space shuttle Columbia commander Rick Husband