Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Review and Chance to Win: The Unfinished Gift

Just the title alone is enough to strike a cord of interest. A little boy without a home, being sent to a surly grandfather, who wants nothing to do with him. A father hundreds of miles overseas, fighting for his county, trying to survive for his little boy. The common, fragile thread holding this family together? An incomplete wooden soldier, nestled under dust in the attic and the catalyst that draws them together again.

This is Dan Walsh’s first novel; I found the story intriguing and captivating. The strong emotions between father and grandfather- the animosity shouts from the page. The little boy so torn between being good to honor his deceased mother’s memory while living with a man who wants nothing to do with him. Walsh does a excellent job showing the conflict of emotion, the tension between good and evil and the grandfather’s gentle metamorphosis. The story is mainly told from the perspective of the little boy, Patrick, which isn’t my favorite to read, but he stays true to each character, lending an authenticity and tone that adds to the depth of the story. I enjoyed the novel and read it in short order. I look forward to the sequel that will soon be coming!

To have a chance to win this book visit: www.carasmusings.blogspot.com or www.amberstockton.blogspot.com and leave a comment after reading the interviews with Dan Walsh!

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