The Christmas Star | Ace Collins

 

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Today I am posting my review of The Christmas Star by Ace Collins.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Robert Reed gave his life for his country in the early days of World War II. His sacrifice was honored when his widow and son were presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Each Christmas the final decoration Madge Reed hangs on the family s tree is that medal. Rather than being a symbol of honor for young Jimmy Reed that shining star represents loss, pain, and suffering.

Yet a letter delivered by one of Robert s fellow soldiers and a mystery posed in that letter put a father s sacrifice and faith into perspective and bring new meaning to not just the star hanging on the Christmas tree but the events of the very first Christmas.

Then, when least expected, a Christmas miracle turns a final bit of holiday sadness into a joy that Jimmy has never known.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When I began reading The Christmas Star, I wondered what sort of story is was… I mean, Christmas is supposed to represent family, love, peace, joy, happiness…

Maybe so… but not many books are written about a happy, joyful season. Instead we read about a young boy desperately trying to raise money to buy his mother a special gift before she dies… on Christmas Eve. Another story is It’s A Wonderful Life, where George (our hero) is contemplating suicide.

These stories don’t represent the lives we wish we lived, they represent the lives we find ourselves living – illness, death, bankruptcy, war – but somehow we survive, usually a little stronger than we were before.

Christmas is a time of hope… hope for the future, hope for the joy and happiness we search for all year.

This story is a wonderful example of how a young man copes with the loss of his dad at Christmas time…

Young Jimmy begins to rebel after the death of his dad, but with the love of his mom and the support of his community, he just might find a little hope… enough to make the right choice.

I don’t want to give away anything else, so I’ll let you read the book for yourself. Read it. You’ll be blessed.

Merry Christmas!

God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

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5 thoughts on “The Christmas Star | Ace Collins

  1. Marilyn December 21, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I haven’t read any of Ace Collins books. Stories showing hope and love are good reads. Thanks for sharing.

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    • DJ Mynatt December 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      He’s a pretty good author. I’ve read another by him that I enjoyed a lot.

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  2. Carolyn December 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Books showing real life situations while offering hope are always a great read. Thanks for the review. Ace Collins is a new author to me.

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  3. Gail Estes Hollingsworth December 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Real life happens no matter what time of year it is. This sounds like an interesting book.

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  4. carylkane December 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Excellent review, Donna! For so many the holidays are hard. This book sounds intriguing.

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