THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Author(s): 

VanLiere delights with a holiday
tale filled with love, laughter and
hope. Readers will find the simple
yet powerful story tremendously
inspiring -- perfect holiday fare.

Though widowed, Gloria Bailey's greatest sadness is that her youngest son, Matt, ran away years ago. Her life becomes increasingly busy during the holiday season when she offers shelter to a pregnant woman and the young son of a single mother. Despite the trials in Gloria's own life, she continues to help others as she hopes to someday be reunited with her lost son. (St. Martin's, Oct., 224 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick