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The Christmas Town Audiobook

The Christmas Town

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Publisher's Summary

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 20 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 best-selling 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.

©2016 Donna VanLiere (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Pat L G 12-31-16
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    "A story that focuses on how no one is really ever alone"

    I love listening to Donna VanLiere as she narrates her stories. Her writings always seem to touch my heart and make me laugh as she shares in her stories how none of us are perfect but all have a great gift to give in many ways to others.

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    Kimberly K caulkins 12-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best feel good book out there!"

    Words cannot express the emotions this book brought out! I laughed, I cried, I laughed then sobbed! Christmas time is a time for hope, caring, grace and good will! These are just a few of the emotions I felt as I listened to this incredibly well narrated story! I will most definitely listen to other books by the author! Thank you for this special Christmas present!!

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-14-16
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-14-16 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Welcome Home, Lauren"

    The Best . . . Period . . . Wrap up in a warm cozy blanket . . . get a cup of hot cocoa, and treat yourself to this listen . . . this is what Christmas is all about . . . loving others . . . a boy with a heart so big that an entire town embraces the simplicity of his smile and lines up in his check out line for him to bag their groceries and to get his notes of encouragement . . . Gloria's Place, a place where kids can go and be accepted, find a warm coat and learn to sing Christmas carols . . . and where two lovely, if crotchety, best friends, Gloria and Miriam are the hands and feet of Jesus . . . I laughed as the two of them bantered . . . Gloria, with her down-home country accent and Miriam with her quirky British sayings, chiding Gloria for reaching out to a Craig's list ad that a stranger placed for a "family" at Christmas . . . this is a perfect listen . . . open up your heart . . . let the hope seep in . . .

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    LINDA LOU HOLT 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    Loved it
    Touched my heart must read book.
    Yo will feel the love in each chapter

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    "A simply wonderful, feel good book!"

    Sometimes, we just need a feel good book! This one is it. Loved it! ❤ Perfect for any season that you need a pick me up.

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    Stacy Gorajewski Sacramento, CA United States 01-19-17
    Stacy Gorajewski Sacramento, CA United States 01-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"

    This is another touching story by Donna VanLiere. it will truly put you into the holiday spirit!

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    Lauren 01-12-17
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    great story but wasn't crazy about the performance overall. the story was great though

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    Angela GREENVILLE, SC, United States 12-28-16
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    "Author reads and her British accent is awful"

    Cute story, a bit predictable and cheesy. May have been better with a legit reader.

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    beenthere 12-18-16
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    "Christmas Joy"

    This was very enjoyable and entertaining. Yes, there were parts that were predictable, but even if you knew the what, you didn't know the how. That was enough to keep my interest. The character, Ben, was alone delightful enough to keep the listener anxious to hear what he had next. There were only a few places where the voice changes of the characters seemed to blend and you weren't sure who was talking, but overall, and given how many characters there were, it was a great and animated narration!

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    Melapresco BARTOW, FL USA 12-12-16
    Melapresco BARTOW, FL USA 12-12-16

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    "Simply lovely"

    A lovely story for Christmas. The author's narration was delightful. It was simple and inspiring.

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