A Midwinter's Tale
Stationed in Bamberg, Germany, in the chaotic aftermath of WWII, pint-sized Charles "Chucky" Cronin O'Malley can't seem to keep himself out of harm's way. Whether it be with black marketeers, border patrols, or even his commanding officer, Chucky always seems to land in impossible scrapes, relying on a quick wit and blind luck (or is it Heavenly intervention?) to save his hide. And until the day he meets beautiful seventeen-year-old Trudi, a girl on the run from smugglers and the U.S. Army, he manages to keep himself in one piece. Trudi needs Chucky's help. If he isn't careful though, she may also make off with his heart.
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A MIDWINTER'S TALEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A richly plotted, entertaining, if credulity-streching, tale follows Charles "Chucky" Cronin, an Irish-Catholic Chicagoan, during his service in postwar Germany. In a lively and engaging early section ... Read full review
A midwinter's taleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Sentimentality and nostalgia for bygone days underlie this coming-of-age story from Greeley (Irish Whiskey, LJ 12/97). Remembering the Depression on the West Side of Chicago, "Chucky" Cronin tells of ... Read full review