What a way to spend Christmas Eve! Thirteen-year-old Aimee is sick and missing her dad, who died in a car accident last year. While the rest of her family are outside playing in the snow, she is alone by their Christmas tree. Aimee sighs as the tears begin to fall. She wishes she still believed in Santa Claus. Then she could ask him to change the last year. Yeah, right, she thought. She turns away from the tree, and falls asleep. Later that night, Aimee awakens to a strange noise.
Clink! Clink! Clink!
Her fever must be higher than she thought, because she can’t believe what she is seeing running down her purple blanket! But everything happening to her is very real, including the fact someone wants her dead. Aimee is thrust into a world of magic, wonder and greed. Her journey takes her from her snowy rooftop, to the streets of New York and the North Pole with the promise to return her father to her family. Who could she trust when things aren't always what they seem?
2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist for Children-Action!
A new holiday classic for children and your inner child!
“This is an incredible story that is as optimistic and uplifting as it is exciting. A must-read for children and not bad for adults, either!” — Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite
“D.L. Finn weaves an extraordinary tale that will entertain and wow middle graders and adults, a work of fine imagination and genius.”—Romuald Dzemo, San Francisco Book Review
“Author D.L. Finn has done a beautiful job in creating characters that her readers will connect with, relate to, and continue to think about long after the last words are read.” — Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite
“THINGS ON A TREE is a heartwarming Christmas story that takes the protagonist and the reader along for a wild ride all the way to the North Pole.”–IndieReader
“Finn digs deeply into her treasure trove of remembered classic fairy tales, and spins a fabulous holiday tale of her own in Things on a Tree. It’s highly recommended.” — Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
“Can time be turned back? Not without many changes and revelations, the process of which will keep middle school grade readers involved in a fantastic journey offering many surprising twists and turns.”–D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Things on a Tree is a children’s story with a family connection and a whole lot of magic and the power to make us all believe once more. Santa is real.” — Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
“Things on a Tree by DL Finn is a delightful story, filled with magic. I was drawn in right from the very first page and hooked until the last.” –– Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
“It takes you on a wild ride while never running away from the core of the story.” — Taylor Morris, NECBR