In this day and age, the role a US occupational military force in a foreign country is a common topic in news broadcast, water coolers and dining room tables across our country. Priest/author Andrew Greeley takes an in depth look at the occupational military force in post WWII Germany. Set around the adventures of a young Chicago born army soldier “Chucky” Cronin O’Malley, the reader gains an new perspective from A Midwinter’s Tale of the difficulties in revitalizing a country through military efforts. The reader will not be disappointed in the mystery, danger and romance that Chucky discovers in the most extraordinary situations.
Meanwhile, you learn about Rosie, a dynamic young girl that’s best friends with Chucky’s younger sister and “adopted” by the O’Malley’s. You watch her begin to grow by over coming the chaos prevalent with her parents.
A Midwinter’s Tale is the first in the O’Malley Series which follows Chucky through meeting every president from Eisenhower to Ford and the impact societal changes have on him and his family. I love a series that holds together from beginning to end and this one certainly does.