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Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees. Mark ShaferThough Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees. Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees as owner of the family tree farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees. With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?...

Title : The Christmas Tree Keeper
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ISBN : 23567338
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Number of Pages : 592 Pages
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The Christmas Tree Keeper Reviews

  • Katie W
    2019-03-13 00:14

    Angela is down on her luck and is doing everything she can to make ends meet. Determined to keep a promise to her daughter, Caroline, she goes to a tree lot to purchase a Christmas tree and something magical happens. The salesman tells her the tree is a miracle tree. Mark, the future owner of the tree farm and grandson of the current owner, doesn't want the responsibility and wants to sell to buy his dream home, follow his musical dreams, and keep his soon-to-be fiancee happy. Miracles happen all around in this enchanting holiday story.Two words describe Angela best--obstinate and proud. I've never seen such stubborn pride! She is beyond determined not to receive a handout, no matter how badly she needs one. Despite her pride, she grew on me and I found myself liking her. Little Caroline is so sweet, blunt, and adorable!Mark has a lot to learn about life and I loved the way events occurred to help him along his journey. I love the way he found his faith in life, love, and dreams. The way the pieces to the puzzle of this story fit together really is magical and so much fun. There is a vague mystery woven in, along with a sweet, very gentle romance. I enjoyed this one but would have loved an epilogue.Content: a moment of peril; very mild romance. Clean!

  • Kitvaria Sarene
    2019-03-01 02:01

    Very short but cute Christmas novel. The characters are a bit too nice all around, but I quite enjoyed it anyway.

  • Heather Hart
    2019-02-19 01:56

    Great book with an original plot. It's shorter than most novels, but that's perfect for the holiday season.

  • Linda Dice
    2019-02-25 02:56

    The book started just fine; but the ending was very unsatisfying. This is a very nice and heartwarming story. However, when you approach the end, all of the big reveals happen in only a few pages and there is no satisfactory resolution. Now if the sequel became part of the original book... then you'd have a better story (to my mind) even if the original book had a more substantial ending, with the promise of a sequel, that would have been better.

  • Robbie Bayler
    2019-03-18 04:50

    WonderfulThis book was written with a sweet simplicity that seemed to draw me into the lives of the characters and make me pull for them. It also made me long for them to see the miracles all around them. The interweaving of the characters was very well written and the ending perfect, except it left me longing for more.👍👍

  • Veronica
    2019-03-04 01:53

    A sweet romance with excellent spiritual lessons.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-19 04:09

    Cute Christmas read. Simple in its delivery, but the story was nice. A little too corny at the end, but I am still interested in reading the next book.

  • Mcarrier1919msn.Com
    2019-03-17 01:16

    Really good reading!Great story. Gives you a warm cuddly feeling. Just the type of Christmas story I enjoy reading. I highly recommend it!,

  • Lorna Corcoran
    2019-02-20 05:57

    What a beautiful magical story. Loved it and can't wait to start the sequel!

  • Elaine Leonard
    2019-02-28 00:58

    ReviewI loved the whole story and all the characters. I think it's interesting the way life takes people. I do believe in miracles

  • Rainey
    2019-02-27 04:13

    Very nice Christian Christmas story.

  • Soquel
    2019-03-21 06:14

    A spoiler-free review:If you enjoy sweet romances, feel-good movies, and the Hallmark channel’s month-long marathon of Christmas stories, chances are good that you will also enjoy this charming book. Passey sticks to tried and true formulas but manages to throw a couple of twists in for good measure. This is a delightful story perfectly suited for the magical season of Christmas; a time of family, traditions, childlike innocence, forgiveness, hope, peace, and love. Overworked yet under-employed single mother, Angela Donovan wants her young daughter Caroline to have the type of Christmas all children deserve. When they are anonymously gifted one of the legendary Shafer miracle trees, their lives begin to change – though Angela is unsure if it is for the better when her estranged mother re-enters her life after disowning her several years before. Mark Shafer’s heritage deems him the next—and perhaps last— of the Christmas tree keepers. He feels conflicted between pursuing his passion for music and his obligations to the family legacy. Inheriting the farm from his grandfather triggers a renewal of Mark’s grief over the untimely loss of his parents— who should be running the farm now and some of his sacrificed dreams. The temptation to sell the farm for his other pursuits is at the heart of his conflict. When Mark meets Angela his perspective begins to shift and he realizes that maybe his grandfather is right about the trees being miracle trees. At the heart of this story are two people, Angela and Mark, who both learn to value their roots while allowing new feelings to blossom.Note: I liked this book and felt it worthy of 4 stars -which is a high compliment. I rarely give 5 stars and reserve them for books that stand apart from others for their masterful prose and original concepts and personal appeal factors. 4 stars=I really liked it 5 stars= I absolutely loved it.

  • Maria Stoica
    2019-03-20 08:01

    This is a Readers' Favorite review. one knew whether the miracles in Sutton, Massachusetts, were happening because of the Shafer miracle trees, but Papa Shafer believed they did and only to people who bought one of their Christmas trees. He only sold the trees to people who believed, people who had the light in their eyes. The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey is a beautiful story about faith and love with a tad of pine scent. The Shafer Tree Farm, run by the Shafer family for nearly a century, is about to be passed down to Mark, Papa Shafer’s grandson. The young man would gladly take over the family business, but his girlfriend encourages him to sell the land and pursue his career in music since she doesn’t want to be around farm work. His doubts on selling increase, however, after he meets Angela and her daughter at the farm. Angela, a single mother with a sharp, eight-year-old chatter-box is without a job and struggling with December's rent. She risks eviction just before the holidays, but she stoically bears her burden, trying to conceal it without much success from her all-seeing daughter. She promised her little one they would get a Christmas tree this year and when they go over to the Shafer tree farm, the miracles start happening from the cash register as someone had already paid for her tree. Both Mark and Angela’s faiths are put to the test as unusual events and coincidences start taking place in the days that follow, giving them a chance to make things right. Or are these opportunities miracles and are they really caused by the Shafer trees?Lightly written and surprising are the words to best describe this novel. The skillfully built descriptions get the reader to feel the cozy environment of the small town of Sutton, and the dialogue is clever and well timed. The story flows on two narrative threads belonging to Angela and Mark’s perspectives. These characters’ mental remarks written in italics throughout the story are an added bonus to the reading experience since they emphasis the authenticity and humor of this book. I would recommend The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey to anyone who could use a little slowing down in life’s rush.

  • Linda
    2019-03-19 04:00

    Angela Donovan needs a miracle this Christmas but does she believe in them? Her daughter, Caroline, certainly does after a visit to the Shafer Christmas Tree Farm where she is told that the trees there can make miracles happen.Angela has lost her job and is behind in her rent but she is determined to give Caroline as happy a Christmas as she possibly can. While looking at trees at the tree farm she and Caroline are approached by an elderly man who owns the farm and they are told that the special Shafer trees make miracles happen. Angela finds that hard to believe but when someone anonymously pays for her tree she begins to wonder. Mark Shafer, the grandson of the owner, is hoping for a miracle or two himself. One, to get out of the Christmas tree business and two, to get his girlfriend to marry him.Things go awry for both Angela and Mark for a time but the trees begin to change things for the better and both begin to believe in miracles.I loved this story from beginning to end. I loved the characters and I especially loved the trees and how Grandpa Shafer takes care of them. He is trying to teach Mark how important the trees really are, how he can feel them when they are worried or happy and calm. He loves the tree farm which has been around for 5 generations of Shafers. He loves the history of the tree farm though there is some sadness in that history and he loves Mark who he hopes will takeover the farm sooner than later.a must read for all Christmas lovers!

  • Sydney Jackson
    2019-03-21 05:06

    I am so glad I decided to buy this book! I went to a conference this past weekend and was able to meet the talented Tamara Passey, and I decided to give her book a chance. I love anything and everything about Christmas, and that is exactly what this book is about.Angela just wants to make sure her daughter has a home for Christmas, but since she hasn't been able to find a job, and the deadline for her past-due rent is creeping up, she doesn't even know if that is going to happen.Mark is trying to convince his grandpa to sell the Christmas tree farm that has been in their family for generations. His grandma doesn't approve, but Mark knows that this is the only way he will be able to buy the house he has always dreamed of, and finally convince his girlfriend that it is the right time for them to get married.When Angela goes to get a tree for Christmas, she doesn't realize what is in store for her. Shafer family trees are magical and bring miracles to those who believe. Or at least that's what Papa Shafer says. I stayed up far too late reading this book, but I was hooked! I highly recommend this book for anyone to read. It is clean, full of cute, quirky romance, and has characters you will love from the very beginning.

  • Trinity Rose
    2019-03-01 01:20

    This is the first book I’ve read that was written by Tamara Passey. I was very glad I got the chance to read The Christmas Tree Keeper. Angela and Mark learn what family is really about in the novel and also you can’t always trust everyone you meet. It all starts when Angela takes her young daughter to a Christmas Tree Farm to get their tree. They meet Mark and his grandfather. The strange thing is the grandfather said that the tree they took is a miracle tree all you have to do is believe. Angela is almost past believing. Mark is thinking about selling the tree farm and getting a lot of money to buy a house and go into the music business. You won’t believe all of the coincides that bring the two of them together. It seems they are always running into each other. In The Christmas Tree Keeper we read about believing, not giving up, mending broken families and the one best thing Love. Highly recommended.Thank you to the Author/Publicist for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2019-03-04 06:19

    This was just okay for me, I liked the overall idea of the story but it had a hard time keeping my attention. I guess I was a little disappointed in the romance, considering Mark is in a relationship with Natalie for a good majority of the book (although what he ever saw in Natalie I have no idea. She couldn't have acted less interested in Mark.) I liked Angela and how she really wanted to take care of her and Caroline all on her own, although it is nice when she learns to let others help her as well. Overall, a nice Christmas story, it may not have clicked with me, but others may enjoy it more than I did. Content: Clean

  • Destiny
    2019-03-11 07:13

    I really enjoyed this book. It was recommended by friends of the author and I was expecting some cheesy Christmas romance. I was pleasantly surprised to discover I was wrong. While there is a hint of romance in the book, it is not the focal point of the story. A fast read, it is well written and engaging. I am looking forward to the sequel.

  • Hannah Norman
    2019-03-05 04:05

    This was a sweet little Christmas read. If you love Debbie Macomber you would enjoy this. I would have rated this higher, but it felt so rushed. The author tried to shove so many different parts into this story. I wish she would have cut some of the other paths out so that she could have focused more on the main story.

  • Sally Hallman
    2019-03-10 01:07

    Sweet Christmas storyLiked this story a lot, quick read and kept me engaged thru-out. Interesting, well developed main characters and just enough twist to keep the pages turning. Merry Christmas romantics.

  • Beth
    2019-03-17 06:50

    Cool storyThis was a good book with well-drawn characters and an interesting plot. Events are sometimes a bit contrived and the ending just seems to drop off. Nice Christmas story, though.

  • Nicki Conroy
    2019-03-16 00:05

    I love Christmas so it follows that books based around the holiday make my top list. This one was even better. It involves a Christmas tree farm. My forestry degree always makes me long for a real tree (allergies make that artificial one a better choice). Could not put this one down.

  • Gayle
    2019-03-09 23:59

    This was a sweet Christmas story! I loved the idea of a Christmas tree "Keeper" and seeing how all the pieces fit together at the end of the story.

  • Carol
    2019-03-02 23:51

    I loved this story.It's a perfect read for the Christmas season.

  • Raejean
    2019-03-19 06:12

    I love this sweet story. It has two of my favorite things, romance and Christmas!

  • Cherene
    2019-03-19 03:52

    Very cute story that reminds us that miracles happen and we just need to recognize them and embrace them when they do happen! A quick, fun, uplifting read.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-23 06:57

    I loved this story! Characters are real and lovable. Pleasantly surprised by the turn of events at the end. I hope to know more of Angela and Mark's story.

  • Kristin
    2019-02-28 02:59

    nice clean christmas story

  • Tammy
    2019-03-21 01:08

    Perfect little Treasure. A delightful, magical Christmas story full of unique characters with everyday troubles, BUT- miracles can happen, if you only believe.

  • Alice
    2019-03-12 05:08

    A sweet story about family and faith, and a little bit of romance.