Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life — and nothing at all. Focussed on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.
Author Biography: Donna VanLiere is an actress and speaker, and the author of Sheltering Trees: The Power, Promise, and Refuge of Friendship and They Walked With Him. She lives with her husband, Troy, in Nashville, TN, where they are expecting their first child any day now: Gracie, from China.