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The Christmas Star: A Love Story ➮ The Christmas Star: A Love Story Read ➶ Author Robert Tate Miller – Thomashillier.co.uk Paul Bennett had the perfect wife, the perfect family, the perfect life until one fateful Christmas brought an unthinkable tragedy In deep despair, he turns to drinking to drive away the pain, but he Paul Bennett had the perfect Star: A PDF É wife, the perfect family, the perfect life until one fateful Christmas brought an unthinkable tragedy In deep despair, he turns to drinking to drive away the pain, but he only succeeds in driving away his wife His marriage shattered, his family gone, Paul now despises ChristmasBut can the holiday he so detests hold a miraculous surprise After an accident in which he loses consciousness, he wakes up in the company of the shepherds who will soon travel to Bethlehem to see the newborn Christ in the manger Can The Christmas Kindle - Paul find salvation on the night that forever changed the world Can he discover the true spirit of Christmas.


10 thoughts on “The Christmas Star: A Love Story

  1. Peter Younghusband Peter Younghusband says:

    I bought this novel as a free download earlier this week fromI love reading Christmas novels during December to encourage myself of the importance and meaning of this season Despite this being subtitled as a love story and I am not attracted to romance novels with this being the main story arc, I was drawn to this novel by the travel back in time to period of Jesus birth and the encounter the main character had with the shepherds who visited Him I love time travel as a story arc an I bought this novel as a free download earlier this week fromI love reading Christmas novels during December to encourage myself of the importance and meaning of this season Despite this being subtitled as a love story and I am not attracted to romance novels with this being the main story arc, I was drawn to this novel by the travel back in time to period of Jesus birth and the encounter the main character had with the shepherds who visited Him I love time travel as a story arc and especially ones that have the time travel destination as that of Jesus time.I could not put this novel down I really enjoyed the romance of the first half It was no sugary sweet or mushy I appreciated it being told from Paul s point of view This definitely helped me relate to the romance side of it I enjoy romance when it is not a major theme of the novel and when written by a male author In this novel, it made no difference being a major story arc I actually loved it.Miller writes very well and it is this that contributes to the flow of the story, the character development and the expectation of what is to happen next For me, this is a great drawcard.When an author writes the main character in the first person narrative, it is essential that it comes across to the reader as if this character is narrating the story Not only that, but the character has to be credible and relatable If not, this character is not convincing and the reader feels disconnected and cannot relate to them Miller avoids this pitfall and writes in this narrative exceptionally well I felt like I was in Paul s head I experienced the emotions he did I could relate to all these Especially his grief when he lost Megan, his daughter I know what that is like despite the fact that my loss was a baby and the circumstances did not lead me to consider that I had contributed to this loss But I definitely felt for Paul I wanted to come alongside him and help him through his grief I wanted to convince him, show him that it was not his fault, and his guilt is misplaced, despite this being a normal reaction I wanted to show him that his spiralling into alcohol abuse was not the way to handle it, and he was giving up But I can see why Miller developed it like this, to show the reality of man s reaction to adversity, in this case, the death of a loved one and how this can either confirm their existing unbelief in God or show how an existing relationship could falter and almost lead to unbelief.I remember when we lost our baby daughter how hard it was to get back to God I never blamed God but it nevertheless made it hard for me to re establish my relationship with Him I can fully understand Paul s reaction to blaming God for not preventing Megan s death and how this easily disconnected Paul from Him I feel that men s handling of grief is very different to women s and that men may feel it just as deeply as women but their reaction is directly connected to how God has wired them Like Paul, his tears fell when he encountered Jesus at the manger, mine was with my wife, Pastor, specific family and friends, but on a very personal level, the majority of them were on my own while praying to God during the many weeks and months following her death And it was here that God healed and restored me It was why I cried when Paul did the same when he came face to face with Jesus I leapt for joy when he accepted Jesus love, salvation and when he declared he was redeemed This nativity scene is very powerful and it would not surprise me if God uses this to minister to both men and women in their despair from life s adversity.Miller developed this scene so realistically that I do not have any doubt that the Spirit was behind this nativity scene I applaud authors like Miller when they allow the Spirit to guide them in their writing to minister to the reader s needs on whatever level they are I have stated in the Why Christian fiction tab on this blog that God can use authors and their craft in Christian fiction to not just entertain, but educate, edify the reader s spirit, show themof God and His ways and lead them into a deeper relationship with Him This is not the first novel, where I have been ministered to through the author s obedience to the Spirit and in what the Spirit has directed the author to develop in their story arc.I know that romance is predominantly targeted at the female audience, Christian and non Chrisitan alike but can romance have a place in men s reading lives as well I believe so and this novel is one example where it can show men what Christian marriage should be and how God can heal restore a fractured married relationship and give their love a second chance Interesting how this second chance is not really a second chance If He restores their relationship, then they will stronger, better and bigger in their relationship romance towards each other and in Him This has been my experience from losing a loved one It brought my wife and I closer together and, like Paul, I will see our daughter again I cried, even , when Paul met Megan at the nativity scene as it gave me a glimpse of what our reunion is going to be like in Heaven I loved the story arc that involved Paul being transported into the lives of the shepherds that had the encounter with the angel announcing the birth of Jesus The feelings between Elisabeth and Paul was instrumental in preparing him for the healing of his relationship between his wife and God Again, Miller does this very well and is very clever in its orchestration.For many of the world s population, Christmas can be a time devoid of joy, family, love, and what Christmas means Miller shows in this novel, what Christmas is all about, the birth of Jesus, what this means, who He is and the power of His very presence from who Him being God I pray that God uses this novel to heal and minister to any reader who needs to experience the message of this novel and of the Gospel of Christ.There are times when I come across a novel that I know God wants me to read This is another one of those novels I rejoice in this novel where it has given me another opportunity to be ministered to by an engaging and therapeutic story that is fully guided by the Spirit of God.I will definitely be reading Miller s other novels He has been added to my list of male romance authors.I highly recommend this novel World Building 5 5Characterisation 5 5Story 5 5Spiritual Level 5 5Enemy Spiritual Level N A Overall Rating 5 5 Stars


  2. Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader says:

    Great Christmas story to be shared by all.Miller shares this positive story that will have you Mad, Laughing crying and thanking God page by page It was heart wrenching and yet over flowing with grace and hope It was an emotional read that s for sure But one you will not soon forget This is one story that is sure to make your faith stronger.Megan and Abby are so special they are characters that will leave foot prints on your heart I without a doubt will be reading this one again So touchin Great Christmas story to be shared by all.Miller shares this positive story that will have you Mad, Laughing crying and thanking God page by page It was heart wrenching and yet over flowing with grace and hope It was an emotional read that s for sure But one you will not soon forget This is one story that is sure to make your faith stronger.Megan and Abby are so special they are characters that will leave foot prints on your heart I without a doubt will be reading this one again So touching and moving that you will want to share it I will keep a copy of The Christmas Star on my book shelf.I gave this book 5 stars I recommend it I would love to see this on Hallmark one Christmas season The Mary Reader received this book from the Author for review A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own


  3. Mark Mark says:

    I read and reviewed this author s other Christmas novel a few years ago, and really liked it A few weeks ago, he commented on that book review on my blog and asked if I d be interested in reviewing his new Christmas novel I can never turn down a Christmas book, and also since I liked his other book, I said yes This is actually his third Christmas novel, but I have not read the second one The title of this book is Christmas Star, A Love Story A lot of the book does not take place at Christm I read and reviewed this author s other Christmas novel a few years ago, and really liked it A few weeks ago, he commented on that book review on my blog and asked if I d be interested in reviewing his new Christmas novel I can never turn down a Christmas book, and also since I liked his other book, I said yes This is actually his third Christmas novel, but I have not read the second one The title of this book is Christmas Star, A Love Story A lot of the book does not take place at Christmas It starts at Christmas, ends at Christmas, and there are a few Christmases celebrated by the main characters throughout the book A big part of the book is a love story between the main character, Paul Bennett and his wife The book starts with loss and sadness, and when the main character is in his mid 30 s, to my calculations The author then goes back in time to when the main character is in his childhood up through his late teens, and then onto him meeting the love of his life.There are some sad parts of the book, and a lot of happy times also It shows how badly one can deal with loss if their focus isn t completely on God and they are not fully surrendered to Him and His will It shows how far a man can sink when he has no hope and no faith in God And it shows that God can restore broken people and give them hope I try not to give any spoilers away in a book review, so I will try to be careful not to do so here at one point the main character goes back in time The author doesn t really explain how, but a dream is a likely possibility Through that experience, the wonder and hope of Christmas brings about the highest point in the book, and it ends on a good note showing the true meaning of Christmas I liked this book eventhan the previous Christmas novel by Miller It was an emotional read, with sad and happy moments both stirring my emotions If you are going to read one Christmas story this year, you should make it be this one.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


  4. J.M. Powers J.M. Powers says:

    The Christmas Star by Robert Tate Miller seeped into my heart the moment I started reading The narrative of the main character, Paul Bennett, was so real I could hear his voice tell of young love, hope, faith, and despair My heart broke when he suffered a loss so severe, I was left wondering how he would survive it This story is full of faith, though not preachy It s filled with undying love, though not sappy This story holds a wonderful balance of both In my opinion, it is the most unforg The Christmas Star by Robert Tate Miller seeped into my heart the moment I started reading The narrative of the main character, Paul Bennett, was so real I could hear his voice tell of young love, hope, faith, and despair My heart broke when he suffered a loss so severe, I was left wondering how he would survive it This story is full of faith, though not preachy It s filled with undying love, though not sappy This story holds a wonderful balance of both In my opinion, it is the most unforgettable Christmas story I have ever read The author entwined present day with days long ago This depicts how timeless the story of Christmas is, and how it impacts the world today The setting in The Christmas Star has a small town feel, with vivid characters The story is heart felt and filled with hope until hope is snuffed out of Paul Bennett s life His weaknesses overshadow his strengths when he turns to drinking His self alienation pushes everyone out of his life Even God I loved the story, it s characters, and the beautiful message of faith Through all of Paul s struggles, God shines, providing a new beginning that leads him out of the depths of pain The path is not without obstacles, but it is illuminated by the light of the Christmas star I highly recommend this book


  5. Mary Mary says:

    What a beautiful story I was so pleasantly pleased with this beautiful story of love and loss, despair and redemption The love story is beautifully crafted, and the author seems to have painstakingly chosen every word to perfectly capture each mood, thought, and feeling And what a beautiful way to be redeemed, by Christ Himself on the day of his birth I will be recommending this one to my friends and family and checking out any other offerings by this author


  6. Anthonia Anthonia says:

    Excellent story that will have you believing in life and all things around you The story gives life to to faith, understand, truth, hope, miracles, belief, and heart A very good book about learning that God works in mysterious ways and learning one s path in life A must read for any and all book lovers everywhere.


  7. Nicki Nicki says:

    Tear jerkerSeveral stories are mixed to make a fabulous book I had several emotions as I read this one It is religious but it added to the book Totally excellent I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    A very special story This is a story about family and how an accident can undermine a person s faith in God It also reminds us that faith in God can also create miracles.


  9. Aletha Pagett Aletha Pagett says:

    What an unusual story Loved it, couldn t put it down


  10. Sharon Sharon says:

    A tale of love and faith, found, lost and regained A gentle lesson on faith and a lovely reminder of the reason for this season.


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