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THE UNFINISHED GIFT
By Dan Walsh
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0-8007-1924-1
250 Pages


Back Cover: Can a gift from the past mend a broken heart? Ian Collins is an old man without his son. Patrick Collins i s 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 he is forbidden to touch. Set at Christmastime in 1943, The Unfinished Gift is the engaging story of a family in need of forgiveness. With simple grace, it reminds us of the small things that affect powerful change in our hearts--a young boy's prayers, a shoe box of love letters, and even a half-carved soldier, long forgotten. This nostalgic story of reconciliation will touch your heart.

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REVIEW:
THE UNFINISHED GIFT
By Dan Walsh
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0-8007-1924-1
250 Pages

Back Cover: 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 he is forbidden to touch. Set at Christmastime in 1943, The Unfinished Gift is the engaging story of a family in need of forgiveness. With simple grace, it reminds us of the small things that affect powerful change in our hearts--a young boy's prayers, a shoe box of love letters, and even a half-carved soldier, long forgotten. This nostalgic story of reconciliation will touch your heart.

CLICK BELOW for excerpt of this book.

http://www.revellbooks.com/Media/MediaManager/Excerpt_9780800719241.pdf (Unfinished Gift)

The Scribed Link is http://www.scribd.com/doc/22313424/The-Unfinished-Gift

REVIEW: Dan Walsh has penned a story that grabs at your heart strings and show’s how important family relationships, misunderstanding are inevitable This author shows that relationships are hard work in some cases but are worth making the effort to reconnect with love ones no matter what the cost The story is told in the voice of young Patrick Collins, whose world is turned upside down, not only by the war in 1943, but also the fact that he’s going to live with a grandfather he’s never met for an indefinitely period of time. He misses his parents and wonders if anyone will care and love him like they did?

His grandfather isn’t overjoyed to have him stay and keeps calling him “boy”, instead of by his name. Patrick notices that his grandfather tolerates him; Patrick tries even harder to please the old man, in order to break his grandfather’s hard shell. “Treat others the way you would like to be treated.” His mom told him this; it was going to be hard. .

Mr Collins has detached himself from the war; from the fact that his son, Shawn is a fighter pilot and his plane could be shot down at any time. He also detached himself from this scared little boy, his grandchild. This was just a little too much for an old man like himself to handle. He didn’t know if he could handle it. Why did he say yes to the boy visiting anyway?

Young Patrick will touch your heart. Dan Walsh weaves this heartwarming story of forgiveness, love, and family, just in time for the holidays.

Nora St.Laurent
ACFW Book Club Coordinator

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