The Christmas Star

By Ace Collins Published
Paperback ISBN: 9781426714689 $14.99 Buy
Can the broken heart of a child be healed by an unexpected Christmas letter?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. At Christmas, the final decoration Marge 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 message delivered by one of Robert’s fellow soldiers and a mystery letter found in a Bible 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.

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"This is such an astounding work of art portraying love, faith and the miracles of Christmas. The Christmas Star is one of those reads that will stay in my mind for a very long time. Completely heartwarming and filled with nostalgia, this is a definite read NOT to miss." - FreshFiction.com

"No one captures the era in real time the way Ace Collins does. His love of history, nostalgia and the Bible makes his fiction pop and sparkle. And then his love of the Christmas season makes it a joy for all of us to read. You’re going to be touched by The Christmas Star." - Don Reid, The Statler Brothers

“The master of Christmas non-fiction has brought us a gem of a Christmas novel. Few know Christmas like Ace Collins, and he has woven together an uplifting story perfect for the season.” - Jeffrey D. Root, Dean, School of Humanites Ouachita Baptist University

"Ace Collins has been a popular author for a long time, with good reason. His Christmas series of non-fiction books combines fascinating information with inspirational storytelling; his novels make for compelling reading. In this new novel, Ace Collins combines the best of both genres, adds a realistic small-town atmosphere set during the first Christmas after World War II ends. He brings a powerful lesson about a quiet life well lived, choices which can permanently alter the course of one’s life, and the grace of God which can overcome all obstacles." - Dave "Doc" Kirby, Host of "On the Bookshelf" and "Book Bits" (WTBF-AM/FM Troy, AL; CCFS Cape Town, South Africa)

About the Author

Ace Collins

Ace Collins is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than 60 titles, including The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Darkness Before Dawn, and Lassie: A Dog's Life. Ace frequently speaks across the country and on radio and has appeared on national television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, The Early Show and more. When not writing, he works as a magazine editor and graphic designer, as well as host for a charity organization radio and television broadcast. Ace and his wife, Kathy, are based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

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