Silver Bells

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 26, 2004 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Every year on the first day of December, Christopher Byrne traveled from his farm in Nova Scotia to sell his Christmas trees on the streets of Manhattan. But this year there'd be no cheer for the widower and his twelve-year-old daughter, Bridget. For New York City had taken Christy's only son, headstrong sixteen-year-old Danny, who'd run off without a trace.

Librarian Catherine Tierney used to love the holidays: the lights, the carols, the nip in the air. But after her husband's death on Christmas Eve three years ago, the festivities seemed to start too early and last too long. Just before he died, Brian told his wife that he'd never leave her, that every Christmas he'd send Catherine a sign. On the quaint Chelsea street where she lives, Catherine will meet the tree seller from Novia Scotia. Both figured the world had forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But they hadn't counted on finding each other, on fate, on second chances. . . and on a holiday gift of new love and new hope to last a lifetime.

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

A very emotional holiday story. It was light on romance but the strong feelings and tears it invoked more that compensated. Shortly after I started I realized I saw this movie but the book is so much ... Read full review

SILVER BELLS: A Holiday Tale

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lost souls, found again.Manhattan librarian Catherine Tierney has avoided Christmas in the three years since her husband's untimely death: the familiar rituals only intensify her loneliness. She no ... Read full review

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Luanne Rice is the author of Secrets of Paris, Stone Heart, Angels All Over Town, Blue Moon, Home Fires, and Crazy in Love, which was made into a TNT Network feature movie. She lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut and New York City with her husband.

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