Thursday, 26 January 2012

Review of The Christmas Note

“Gretchen Daniels has recently moved into an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. She and her children are building a life together in a new community when a mysterious young woman, Melissa McCreary, moves into the apartment next to them.
Melissa has few possessions, little personality, and keeps to herself. One day, a local landlord who is looking for Melissa knocks on Gretchen's door for assistance.

Melissa's mother has died and in the coming weeks the landlord needs Melissa to empty her mother's apartment. Gretchen reaches out and offers to help, but the apartment is a gut wrenching shamble of a home. There is little worth saving except for a few photos and a note that is discovered on the crate beside the bed. It is unfinished but in the two scribbled lines, Melissa discovers she has a brother and a sister that she never knew about. Even more shocking, she begins to uncover family secrets that show her who she really is.

Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?”
Taken from the back cover.

This is the first book that I have read by Donna VanLiere and I really enjoyed this book. The book is part of a Christmas series but can be read on its own. It was easy to read and beautifully written. The story is told through the two main characters Gretchen and Melissa. At first I disliked Melissa as a character but as the story unfolded I began to warm to her. Straight away I fell in love with the characters and loved the friendship between Miriam and Gloria.

Great heart warming holiday read and will definitely get you in the Christmas mood. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I will also read others by this author.

5 stars

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