THE UNFINISHED GIFT
Walsh paints a wonderful picture of life in America during WWII. The characters are richly developed, and the story about love and forgiveness is not to be missed.
Just before Christmas 1943, Patrick Collins' mom is killed. With his dad away at war, he goes to live with his grandfather. Ian has been estranged from his son for years and isn't prepared to care for his grandson. But when Patrick discovers an unfinished wooden soldier in the attic, will the toy bring the family back together? (REVELL, Oct., 249 pp., $14.99)