This historical fiction takes place in 1943 in occupied Amsterdam during the Second World War. It tells the story of Hanneke, a Dutch girl who makes a living making black market deliveries while trying to stifle painful memories of her dead lover. When one of her customers asks her to find a missing Jewish girl, she is drawn into a web of mystery, tragedy and impossible choices that will change her life.
Every Christmas season in the small town of Pine River, a tree mysteriously appears in the town square—the Angel Tree. The instructions are simple: those who need help are to tie their wishes to the tree; those who are able to help, make wishes come true. This year, however, four middle school students, who have been helped, are determined to find out the true identity of the town’s guardian angel, so the town can give them the biggest, best thank-you ever.
This is a heartwarming Christmas mystery, full of friendship, discovery, and loads of holiday cheer!