Day 8 of 25 Days of Christmas Reviews: The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere

The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere
Published: October 14, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

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 as they attempt to move forward in the present while still holding onto the memories, joy, and heartache of the past. 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 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved The Christmas Hope series returns with this new heartwarming, inspirational story about the power of love and faith to reveal the possibilities that lay right in front of you.

My Thoughts
This kind of book is what Christmas is all about! For me it truly captures the true spirit of Christmas. I could really picture myself walking down the streest in Grandon while the snow was falling and looking at all the town lights. It’s the ultimate imagine I think of when I think of small town Christmas. It’s the story of 5 different people and in a small town and how their stories all eventually connect to one another and how they all help each other through their time of need, even if they don’t know it.
What I loved so much was how the small town really came together and cared for one another. This book is inspirational without being preachy and really makes you think about what’s important in life. I dare you to read this and not be affected, you can’t help but have this pull at your heartstrings. If there is ever a story to read at Christmas this one is it, trust me you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Aww, this one sounds GREAT, Monica! I know you were looking forward to reading this one; I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I did! Read it in like 2 hours. Lol