Christmas note for best friend

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christmas note for best friend

The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope #6) by Donna VanLiere

What do a mother of two young children whose husband is in a military hospital in Germany after being seriously wounded and an anti-social divorced woman who works two jobs to make ends meet have in common? Not much, it would seem. Gretchen Daniels has just moved into a condo with her two kids to be closer to her mother. Soon after they get settled, Gretchen must be the bearer of bad news. Melissa McCreary’s mother has passed away, according to the mother’s landlord. Gretchen offers to help her Melissa go through her mother’s things, and she is startled to learn that the woman does not seem sad or upset to receive word of her death. Melissa does, however, relent and allow Gretchen to help her clean out her mother’s shabby apartment. Most of what they find is not worth saving, except for a scribbled note that changes everything for Melissa.

Despite some character flaws and predictability in the plot, I really enjoyed Donna Van Liere’s The Christmas Note. Gretchen is extremely pushy. Instead of giving up and respecting her neighbor’s desire for solitude and privacy, she nags and practically forces her to follow up on the note that she found. And Melissa lets herself be pushed! She has virtually zero social skills, which she always, always, always blames on her late mother, Ramona, for whom there was no love lost, obviously. Somehow, I found myself intrigued by the bond form between these two women and also the connection between Miriam, Gretchen’s mother, and Gloria, Miriam’s best friend. Melissa was welcomed into the group, and I enjoyed watching her come out of her shell.

I felt that the other characters were realistic, for the most part. The two kids, Josh, Mrs. Schweiger – I found them all rather endearing. This story could have been set at any time of year, but the fact that it is set around the Christmas holiday makes it more special. Gretchen is missing her husband Kyle and more than ever wants to see him at Christmas. Everyone gets caught up in the Christmas spirit, but this is a story about friendship, love, transformation, and forgiveness, which could be appropriate for any season.

There are no loose ends in The Christmas Note. Things come together and are nicely packaged and tied up with a pretty bow, just the way I like my Christmas reading to be.

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Published 22.03.2019

Dear Best Friend...

Christmas Wishes for Friends and Christmas Messages For Friends

Share the magical and joyful mood of Christmas time with your friends and dear ones. It is a time to remember, a time for sharing the goodness of your heart with others, and a time to express with gifts and words what your friends actually means to you. As you write your messages, make sure you take the time to make a Christmas wish for each and every of your friends. Having a hard time getting those words together? Remember us listening to Christmas hits in the middle of the night, being so excited because of all of the lights and atmosphere? It will never be the same without you.

Christmas is a special time of year where family and friends reconnect over shared wishes and Christmas messages.
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Meaningful Christmas messages for friends

When radio stations switch over to holiday music and snowflakes fill the air, thoughts turn to your Christmas list — and the friends who make the season brighter. In this season of joy and peace, writing your own Christmas wishes to friends can be the perfect way to give that extra boost of Christmas spirit. From puns to inside jokes to a stress-releasing holiday rant, it can be as clever or as silly as you like. Think of a few favorite movie moments or song lyrics, something that resonates between you and your friends. Consider using inspirational quotes as well, and include these with your message! This holiday season, send a little extra love and cheer to your friends.

3 thoughts on “The Christmas Note (Christmas Hope #6) by Donna VanLiere

  1. Dec 8, Wish them Merry Christmas with an original message. Best friends are to a friendship like Christmas is to the other celebrations: always on.

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