Review by Paul Johnson for Readers’ Favorite

Eleven-year-old Patty Pringle has a secret. You see, she believes in
 Santa Claus. Patty’s family is going through a hard time after
 suffering a terrible loss. Thinking it might help, she answers a help wanted
 ad to work for Santa. When Patty and her younger brother 
Sean go to the mall to meet Santa and drop off her resume, Sean
 steals some of the letters to Santa. Patty learns of the theft and is
 determined to return the letters to Santa, particularly after learning
some long held family secrets. Patty teams up with an elf, Agent
12-25, and travels to the North Pole where they discover it is too
 late for Santa to deliver the toys to those children. To save
 Christmas for them, Patty and Agent 12-25 set off to deliver all the
toys, but it has to be done by midnight on Christmas Eve.
 Ultimately, Patty will learn that things are not always what they
seem, and not everyone, even at the North Pole, is trustworthy.

Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission by Ellwyn Autumn is not your
 usual child’s Christmas story for sure. The author has created a
 strong cast of characters – from Patty’s grieving, somewhat
 dysfunctional family to disgruntled elves and helpers, to a Santa
 and Mrs Claus completely different from those normally portrayed,
 as well as one really bad guy. The plot moves along at a rapid pace
 and the reader will quickly get caught up in the story line. The
 ending has a little twist that the reader might find slightly abrupt
 but interesting. If a reader is looking for a strongly written
 adventure, they can’t go wrong here.

Author: Ellwyn

I live with my loving husband, two children and dog in Philadelphia, PA. I discovered my passion for writing in second grade when I had to write a book report for school. I was so excited to write the report, until my mother told me that I had to write about someone else's book and not my own story. I became indignant and decided that once I finished the book report I would most certainly write my own original story. I have been writing ever since! My self-published book Chris Kringle's Cops was a Finalist in The Reader's Favorite Book Contest for 2016. I am so happy to share this story with you.  My picture book Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies was given a 5 Star rating by Reader's Favorite Book Reviews in 2017.