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The Christmas Promise
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date October 30, 2007
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781427201898
ISBN-10 1427201897
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 6 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
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Summary
Taking what he hopes will be his first long-term job, lonely department store security officer Chaz McConnell reaches out to a four-year-old child, while Gloria Bailey, a charity worker who has taken in a single pregnant woman and a cantankerous senior, struggles with ensuing personality clashes. Simultaneous.
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Donna VanLiere's books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives. In The Christmas Promise, she follows two seemingly separate individuals and shows how their lives intersect. Chaz McConnell realizes that his life is empty--and he's made it that way. He goes home every night to a bare apartment. For the first time in his life, he's working at a job that will last more than a few weeks, as security for Wilson's Department Store. Trying to reach out, he befriends 4-year-old Donovan, whose mother is part of the janitorial team at Wilson's.

Gloria Bailey finds it easy to care for families in need but just can't seem to bridge the gap with her cantankerous neighbor, 60-something widow Miriam Lloyd Davies. When Miriam goes away for a week and a pipe bursts she comes home to a house under water. Gloria, in an act of kindness--or maybe insanity--invites Miriam to stay at her house until a hotel room becomes available. They eventually realize they have more in common than they ever thought. In this beautiful, deeply poignant novel, we are reminded that the past is never far behind and all of us are longing for a place to call home.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312367763 Book cover for 9781595543325 Book cover for 9781597225595
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (November 1, 2007)
9781597225595 | details & prices | 215 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Donna VanLiere’s books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives.
from St Martins Pr (October 30, 2007)
9780312367763 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Taking what he hopes will be his first long-term job, lonely department store security officer Chaz McConnell reaches out to a four-year-old child, while Gloria Bailey, a charity worker who has taken in a single pregnant woman and a cantankerous senior, struggles with ensuing personality clashes.
from Thomas Nelson Inc (October 16, 2007)
9781595543325 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Gloria Bailey offers good deeds to those in need despite the complaints of her neighbor, and Chaz McConnell tries to turn his life around by getting a job at a local store in this holiday fable where lives are changed in unexpected ways.
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 29, 2013)
9781427233448 | details & prices | List price $9.99
About: Donna VanLiere’s books movingly portray ordinary people reaching for more meaningful lives.
from Oasis Audio (November 1, 2007)
9781598593044 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Van Liere's seasonal confection (following The Christmas Hope) finds 60-year-old Gloria Bailey doing informal good works for needy cases seven years after her husband died, and her youngest son, Matthew, disappeared without a trace at age 17.
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Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 30, 2007)
9781427201898 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Taking what he hopes will be his first long-term job, lonely department store security officer Chaz McConnell reaches out to a four-year-old child, while Gloria Bailey, a charity worker who has taken in a single pregnant woman and a cantankerous senior, struggles with ensuing personality clashes.

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