A heartwarming story about a young man trying to understand why his father did what he did and left him and his mother behind with only his medal to hang on the tree as the topper. Collins is a talented author who gets down to the root of the matter, and readers will experience feel-good warm fuzzies when they reach the end of the story.

It’s Christmas 1945, but Jimmy Reed does not like the season. Three years ago he lost his father, who was fighting the good fight in World War II. When a mysterious letter arrives, Jimmy begins his search for the solution to the riddle and learns things about his father and why he made the choices he did. Will this Christmas be the one when all the pain and sorrow is turned into joy and happiness? (ABINGDON, Oct., 213 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans