Accident victims--Fiction; Foster children--Fiction; Women caregivers--Fiction; Mormons--Fiction
A terrible accident in a strange town leaves nine-year-old Michael Downing alone and his mother hospitalized in a coma. Social workers place him under the charge of two women--Harley-riding Samantha Porter and her spinster sister, Hannah Allen.
As they care for him, Michael visits his mother each day in the hospital, singing and reading to her, and his spirit touches the town in maraculous ways.
When his unloving grandparents try to take custody of young Michael, his local caregivers resist them in court and help to shape Michael's future in a series of events that climax on a wonderful, life-changing Christmas day. [from publisher's web site]