Christmas to Tucker is the prequel to A Dog Named Christmas and very strongly continues in the simple, heartwarming, family values kind of vein.The setting is a rural farming community in 1960s Kansas during one of the worst winter snow and ice storms in history. The McCray family is struggling with the holiday season already having recently lost John, son to Bo and Cora and father to George. The McCrays have a large dairy farm to keep running in addition to being the county road maintainers. As the work and stress pile up young George has to figure out how to navigate without his father to guide him. When a neighbor gets hauled off to jail his dog, Tucker, comes to live with the McCrays and helps George in all sorts of ways. This is a lovely look at how hard work, respect, and lots of love can show a troubled kid how to stay on the right path. The book is full of big hearted characters, tough decisions, and a loyal dog. It will definitely leave you feeling like the world is a better place. The story isn't tricky or surprising, but sometimes a feel good story is all you need.I listened to this book on audio and, like A Dog Named Christmas, it is narrated by Mark Bramhall. He has the most beautiful, deep voice, perfect for this kind of story. I really enjoyed listening to this book!