Come home to Haven, Pennsylvania, for an inspiring Christmas. In SILENT STAR (3), Tracie Peterson tells a moving tale of grievous wounds and redemptive healing. During World War II, a childhood injury keeps Andy Gilbert home, while his classmates head off to war. Andy takes a job delivering telegrams, but soon messages from the State Department start arriving about the boys overseas. As the bearer of bad news, Andy suddenly becomes a pariah to people he's known all his life—until a feisty old woman and a pretty young lady open the eyes of a town blinded by grief. (Oct., 208 pp., $10.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson