The Unfinished Gift
Written By Dan Walsh
Reviewed By Lena Nelson Dooley
Back Cover Copy:
Can a gift from the past mend a broken heart?
Ian Collins is an old man without his son. Patrick Collins is a young boy without his father. On his Christmas list are only three items. He wants the army to find his father. He wants to leave his grandfather’s house. And he wants the dusty wooden soldier in Grandfather’s attic–the one his is forbidden to touch.
This novel was a surprise to me. A story that touched on the society and mores in the days of World War II. A story with a lot of heart that takes the reader down the road of broken dreams in the lives of two people who were thrown together by circumstances. Pain and pathos paint a detailed portrait of two hearts on a collision course.
Although this is a debut novel, we have a Christmas classic in the makings. A story readers will want to revisit year after year, much as they do with movies like IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. So move this book to the top of your to-be-read list and grab a box of Kleenex on the way.
Lena Nelson Dooley – Multi-published, award-winning author of Wild West Christmas and Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe. Lena is a member of ACFW and the president of the local chapter, DFW Ready Writers. She’s also a speaker for women’s meetings, writing meetings, and conferences. She lives in Texas with her husband of 45 years.