Title: The Christmas Town
Author: Donna VanLiere
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Received: via Netgalley with Publisher approval
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.
***I would like to thank Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with “The Christmas Town” for free, in exchange for a honest review***
Donna VanLiere did it again with The Christmas Town. This is not just another story that is just feel good and makes you think of a hallmark movie. It is a magical story with a main character that had a hard past. It does pull the on your heartstrings and you can see where it is going from the start. However, it is just so sweet that you have to keep reading to see how it ends. Each character is needing to make it work as a whole. I highly recommend getting this if you are feeling a bit down and out or just need a sweet story to read.