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Can there ever be an encore to true love?It used to be that the only woman he could think about was Camilla When he closed his eyes it was her that he saw But now he saw Willow And it scared him and made him feel guilty And yet he couldn’t help himself couldn’t help feeling what he was feelingThe last thing grief stricken widower Peter St John expects to find at the cemetery is love But one evening as he lays flowers on Camilla’s grave he is drawn to the haunting melody of a solitary violin player And so he encounters beautiful concert violinist Willow Channing who has her own grief to contend with A second chance meeting fuels the fire And soon Peter knows that as one song ended another might begin

10 thoughts on “The Christmas Violin

  1. says:

    I couldn't stop reading this story until I finished with itexcept for the pauses that I took to grab a tissue This was a story of loss and grieving for a loved oneletting go and moving on Learning to hope and love again Sometimeslife isn't fairbut it is still goodSometimes a smile a kind worda good deed toward a person could mean so much With a new beginning comes a new ending maybe this ending would be a happy one a uote from the story This was an excellent story by Buffy Andrewsjust like her debut novel The Moment Keeper thank you MsAndrews for a beautiful story

  2. says:

    Willow has lost her child Peter has lost his wife and in the cemetery where they visit their loved one's graves a homeless elderly lady lives The Christmas Violin is three stories which are beautifully woven together The story brings grieving and broken souls the light of hope and closer When one door closes there is always another that opensSuch a touching story that kept me turning pages Great characters you can't help but love Great imagery that captivates you Buffy Andrews is an amazing story teller You don't want to miss this one

  3. says:

    Well this book had me bawling by the time I was finished with it The author entwines the stories of three unlikely people a husband mourning the loss of his wife from cancer A woman who is blaming herself for her son's death Then there is the homeless woman who in my mind is an undercover angel She is there at the right times and takes care of the two of them Trust me the opening scene alone will bring tears to your eyes The author writes this story in a different way instead of chapters she has labeled each section in movements just like a concerto Each movement written with such a intensity You are swept awayYou get swept up in the lives of these three characters Peter who lost his wife to cancer and Willow who is mourning the loss of her son She shows up everyday to his grave to play for him The characters take on a life of their own and you can't stop falling for them and caring for them You want them to come out of the darkness and find the light You want them to find love and happiness again cause you know that they deserve to be loved again The book was great but a couple of things jumped out at me the whole page description of the box of life cereal I believe could of been shorter Other then that the book was a great Christmas read The over all feel of the book is that even in the darkest times of our lives There is a light at the end of the tunnel We can overcome what life throws at us So if you want a good Christmas read that will make you feel the love and maybe make you want to hug your husband and your kids This is the book for you So check it out

  4. says:

    Once again this author manages to provide me on finishing this story with a WOW moment And once again she manages to add herself to my 'authors who made me cry' listThis story is 3 stories in one each inextricably linked to the others in ways we find out while readingThe one thing they have in common? The cemeteryWillow visits her sons grave Peter visits his wife's grave and the 'old woman' is just there watching over everything The author allows us insights into each of their lives jumping back and forth between them giving just a little bit of information each timeThe lives of these characters begin to weave together coincidences begin to show themselves but the final coincidence isn't revealed until the very end That was the one I couldn't foresee the one I was desperate to find out And I wasn't disappointed when I did That final piece of information allows everything else to slot neatly into place giving all three of them the endings they needed to move onYet another amazing story from a truly amazing author and yet another highly highly recommended read from me

  5. says:

    One of the advantages of being friends with lots of authors is the occasional opportunity to read ARCs or advanced review copies of soon to be published manuscripts It’s always fun to read something new and fresh but it’s especially rewarding when the book is sure to be a winner Yesterday I read a winnerThe Christmas Violin by Buffy Andrews is the story of three people – Willow Peter and a nameless schizophrenic homeless woman – all of whom take a journey from despair to hope Their journeys begin in separate pits of misery but their paths converge around a teddy bear shaped tombstoneAndrews is a masterful story teller who uses words to paint scenes the reader can see and to create characters the reader comes to regard as friends If you’re not yet in the holiday spirit spending an afternoon reading The Christmas Violin is a beautiful way to ignite that spark

  6. says:

    My toddler has had trouble napping recently so I've had to revert back to rocking her to sleep like I did when she was a newborn It was during this rare moments of uiet that I picked up The Christmas Violin a sweet little mental snack during an otherwise hectic schedule Andrews tells the story of three weary souls whose lives are interconnected by their visits to a cemetery Two of the characters are grieving lost loved ones and another a life she was denied all help pull each other out of darkness and offer renewed hop about what their lives could be If you love all those Hallmark Channel specials this time of year and you're looking for a uick uplifting read to whisk you away from the holiday rush while reminding you of what the season is really about then pick up The Christmas Violin

  7. says:

    The saying goes that people come and go into your life for areason some to help some to initiate change and some just tomake your day This story amplifies thisOne cemeteryThree livesA homeless woman who lives in the cemetery She goes throughtrash to get her necessities to live and visit’s the soup kitchen in the morning for a good meal each dayPeter the husband who lost his wife to cancer He visits her grave site every morningWillow the concert violinist who lost her young son She visit’sthe child’s gravesite daily She plays a song on the violin written by her for her deceased childThe author weaves the past and present stories of each livetogether effortlessly bringing the reader to a powerful conclusionThe story is so very beautiful It showed how God let's everything work out at just the right moment in time

  8. says:

    The Christmas Violin surprised me I read the cover synopsis and thought it would be about a man and woman who fall in love over a shared experience of loss and love of music I was wrong This story is so much than that Written to follow the format of a beautiful violin concerto this story teaches us that no matter how dark life can seem there is always hope It teaches strength to carry on in the face of loss and gratitude for what we still have despite our loss Never give up because there is so much in life to live for and even the smallest seemingly meaningless part of one person's life can have a profound impact on another's

  9. says:

    Although there is a bit of a romance this is a story of recovering from loss It is written in short sections with the three characters in the book The old woman never was given a name Willow the violinist who lost her 4 year old son and Peter who lost his wife to cancer The characters never really come together until the end While I did find this a well written book I never truly connected to any of the characters I vacillated between giving it 3 stars instead of 4 stars I decided on 4 stars since the book is intriguing even though it wasn't what I like in a romance Happy reading

  10. says:

    If you have not yet read something written by Buffy Andrews you should start now with The Christmas Violin It is by far the most beautiful story I have ever read The uniue setting of the opening scene will enchant your mind and soul and compel you to keep reading Buffy Andrews’ writing is elouent and mesmerizing Be prepared to have tears fill your eyes as the compassion flows through the pages to warm your heart This book will leave you with the strongest desire to go out and help someone It is absolutely wonderful and I would not be surprised to see as a movie someday soon