BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: A Midwinter’s Tale by Andrew Greeley

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.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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