Walsh crafts the perfect holiday page-turner. Few people ever get the opportunity to know how a seemingly minor act can affect another’s life. With his gift for words, Walsh brings that experience to life, all the while making the reader feel like a dear old friend.
Rick Denton returns to his hometown to help his mother, Leanne, after his stepfather, Art, has a stroke. While he’s there, Rick meets numerous clients and friends of Leanne and Art. They share with Rick the profound impact Leanne and Art have had on their lives. Rick begins to reflect on, and re-evaluate, many of his childhood memories. Is it possible for them to look different when viewed through the eyes of an adult? (REVELL, Sep., 240 pp., $15.99)