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A Love of Books


“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” Christopher Morley

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A Love of Books


“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” Christopher Morley

Donna VanLiere

...is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She's an in-demand conference speaker and gifted teacher and has 13 published books including three that have been adapted into movies and one currently in production.

Donna is the recipient of multiple industry awards including a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction, a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year and is an inductee in the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence joining such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Hugh Downs, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Senator John Glenn.

Learn more about Donna by clicking here and stay up-to-date and in-touch by subscribing to her free Friendship List by clicking here.


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Love

Donna lives in Franklin, TN, with her husband, Troy, their children, Grace, Kate and David, two dogs, two cats, and a host of geese and ducks that use their pond as a pit stop on their way to prettier waters.

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Life

Donna grew up in the idyllic small town of Medina, OH. She likes to read, cook and especially loves to spend time with her family around the pool and camping in the summers.

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Work

Brand new Christmas novel, The Christmas Light coming October 2014!

Brand new Christmas movie, The Christmas Secret (starring Bethany Joy Lenz) coming to Hallmark late fall 2014.

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...recent ramblings

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Latest Blog Posts


...recent ramblings

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The Good Dream


...a pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love.

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The Good Dream


...a pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love.

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The Good Dream

A beautifully rendered and poignant story about one woman’s unlikely path to motherhood and the healing power of love.

Tennessee, 1950:  Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn’t expected.  After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with.

But her life soon changes when a feral, dirty-faced boy who has been sneaking onto her land to steal from her garden comes into her life.  Even though he runs back into the hills as quickly as he arrives, she’s determined to find out who he is because something about the young boy haunts her. What would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden?  But what she can’t imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him?

As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town—a community that would rather let secrets stay secret.

The Good Dream is a pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love.

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Christmas Keepsakes


Two of Donna's most beloved titles in one book

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Christmas Keepsakes


Two of Donna's most beloved titles in one book

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Christmas Keepsakes

The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, two of Donna VanLiere's most cherished bestselling novels, are inspirational stories about hope existing in the darkest places, teaching us that love is always the greatest gift of all. Christmas Keepsakes is both novels in one book.

In The Christmas Shoes, a chance encounter between two strangers alters their lives forever.  Eight-year-old Nathan is losing his beloved mother to cancer.  His family is living a simple yet full life, struggling to hold on to every moment that they have together.  Robert is a successful attorney who has everything-but has lost sight of what truly matters.  When their paths cross on Christmas Eve, Robert is shopping for a family he hardly knows, and Nathan is shopping for the mother he is soon to lose.  Through their meeting they will learn that the smallest things can make all the difference.

In The Christmas Blessing, Nathan is now a medical student in his third year, and he realizes that there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice.  Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan-a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches him how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life.

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