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. Each Christmas, the final decoration Madge Reed hangs on the family’s tree is that medal and rather than being a symbol of honor for young Jimmy Reed, that shining star represents loss, pain and suffering. But 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 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 the boy has never known. From best-selling author of Stories Behind the Best-Loved Hymns, Ace Collins has crafted a novella that prompts memories of Christmases past and shows the power behind the hope and faith of children.