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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (628 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Walsh Narrator: Roger Mueller Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/19/2014

    " Dan Walsh's debut novel was impressively written for a first book. The story reminded me of one I'd read several years ago by Tracie Peterson that took place during WWI. It was titled Silent Star. That story also made me tear up toward the end. I really enjoyed this book and the author's characterization of Patrick and his grandfather even though I'm not a big fan of Christmas stories. The WWII setting, including the role of the social worker and the police in the story, felt genuine to me. While reading my mind was firmly set in the 1940s and stayed there for the entire book. That was very well done. I also liked how the author showed the reality of the times. There were things done in those days that would never be allowed in the modern era. My how times have changed. And the transformation in the hearts of bitter and confused characters rang true to me. All in all, this was a great book to read in front of the fire over the holidays and would make a great Christmas gift for people who enjoy nostalgic stories set during the Christmas season. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susanna | 1/22/2014

    " This was a quick read. Quite predictable. Didn't leave me thinking about anything, so not sure it was worth it, but I have a tough time rationalizing fiction, so it's got to be really good!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 1/15/2014

    " Such a good book! Made me cry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 12/12/2013

    " Sweet Christmas story about a seven year-old boy meeting his grandfather for the first time under some pretty bad circumstances. Some of the plot is predictable, but they are believable. the World War II setting makes the boy's innocence more realistic. Fast read. "

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