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Publisher's Summary

From author of The Christmas Hope series, which has enthralled millions, comes a new inspirational novel about an unlikely friendship between two women, but one that will change each of their lives forever.

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. She 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 shambles 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?

©2011 Donna VanLiere (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 05-02-13

Warm Christmas Story of Hope

Someone who reviewed this book said it was like a Hallmark movie, to which I say, so what? This is a great listen for the holidays, full of faith, joy, and hope. I love Donna VanLiere's books, because they always give us a glimpse into everyday flawed lives that are in need of grace and love . . . as are we all. If that is off putting, then her books are not for you. Her stories are wholesome, family friendly, funny, quirky, and faith affirming. In my estimation, that makes them priceless.

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Like Watching a Hallmark Movie!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you enjoy light, fluffy stories with predictable endings, this is for you.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The author tries to imitate a British and a Southern accent, and both are bad. Sometimes they run together and become even worse. Authors shouldn't narrate their own books if the stories require voice acting skills.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It should become a movie on the Hallmark or Lifetime channels for the holidays.

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Christmas favorite

I love this book! Just finished listening for the fourth time! Simple, heart warming and surprising... can't go wrong!

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Love At Christmas

Great book to enjoy at Christmas since it weaves a tale of how to love one another, and how we, in turn, may be loved back, God working all the while behind the scenes!

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Beautiful Christmas Story

A Wonderful story to go along with The Christmas Promise, And The Christmas Secret for which i watched and listen to many times both in book and show. Looking forward for this story to aire this Christmas..

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Enjoyable & uplifting

If you could sum up The Christmas Note in three words, what would they be?

Really enjoyed the characters and sharing their faith. Story was really surprising and reader may feel the story is a fantasy unless you've witnessed the miracles of God.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gloria was one of my favorites

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Awesome story!😄

Great for anytime of the year! Not just Christmastime!😄 Just loved it!😊😊
Would listen to again.😄 Thanks so much Audible!😊

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  • Melanie
  • Las vegas, NV, United States
  • 02-23-13

Became a Fan Reading this Book

This is the first time of read Donna VanLiere. While I found the story a little far-fetched I did appreciate the spirit of the book, and look forward to reading more VanLiere titles. I enjoyed reading about the depth of feeling between the characters and enjoyed reading such an uplifting story during the holiday season. I could easily recommend this book as a good read to any friend or family member, especially if they were looking for a feel good read.

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  • Michelle
  • Chesterfield, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • 01-01-12

Really moving story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this book -- it's easy to listen to via audiobook and a really moving Christmas story.

What about Donna VanLiere’s performance did you like?

She brings the characters to life and keeps you wanting more until the next time you can listen.

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Another great story from VanLiere

Where does The Christmas Note rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

It is a favorite story.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the continuation of the life story of the different characters in her Christmas season.

Have you listened to any of Donna VanLiere???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have. It is the same great quality as the others.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not sure what a tag line is but maybe, Giving to others gives more back to you