A Wild Goose Chase Christmas: Quilts of Love Series - eBook
On My Keeper Shelf!
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee is just the sort of book I love to curl up with at this time of year. Funny, touching, with memorable characters and a steady infusion of Christmas woven throughout, it's a keeper.
AlLee's plots are always so tight that the pace flows well, when I read her books, I realize I've been lost in the story a lot longer than I intended to be--but they're hard to put down! This book is no exception. The romantic journey between Max and Izzy is sweet, and the supporting characters are beyond enjoyable. And of course, I love the Christmas spirit in this book. Sometimes Christmas-themed books don't have much holiday to them until the very end, but from the start, Izzy and Max are surrounded by decorations, carols, the gift-giving plan of a spunky Grandma before her death, and the True Meaning of the season, which makes for a festive delight.
Thanks to Abingdon for providing a copy of the book for my review.
December 4, 2013
An Endearing Story!
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is an enchanting tale that will warm your heart! I fell in love with this story on the very first page and loved it even more as I read the last words.
Izzy Fontaine receives a very special gift, a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt, from her beloved grandmother. Izzy does not understand the gift, or its value, and is surprised when Max Logan appears on her doorstep claiming ownership of the quilt. Max is a local museum curator and claims that Isabella promised him the quilt, to be used in a museum exhibit.
If that isnÃ¢ÂÂt strange enough, notes begin to arrive from unexpected people and places. Soon everyone is on a wild goose chase searching for the treasure that Grandma has alluded to. What they find is something they least expect but need the most!
Jennifer AlLee has written an endearing story that is sure to delight readers! With a wonderful cast of characters, including Bogie, the Jack Russell Terrier, and important lessons beautifully woven throughout, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is a story you wonÃ¢ÂÂt soon forget!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Abingdon Press. All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.
December 13, 2013
Another story in the Quilt of Love series
I am really enjoying The Quilts of Love series and when I saw the cover of this one, with the cutsie dog I knew that I had to read it! An inherited quilt, the possibility of hidden treasure and a family that needs to overcome their odds is just a few things we find inside the pages of this book. Izzy Fontaine became the owner of the Wild Goose Chase Quilt after her grandmother leaves it to her upon her death,she also leaves a note saying that the quilt holds a key to treasure that's beyond price. Well Izzy's mother and brother see dollar signs and think there is a hidden fortune to be found. Thing is Max Logan a local historian comes along saying that Izzy's grandmother also promised him the quilt for a special exhibit, he even has a letter to prove it. What is the treasure that her grandmother hints at?
This book is the second in the Quilt of Love series and like the others can be read as a totally stand alone work. While I enjoyed the modern story that involves Izzy it is her grandmother's letters that really made this book a winner for me. It was significant that Izzy was named after her grandmother and happened to be the one to wind up with the quilt. She really just planned on house sitting and taking care of Bogie, the dog until her grandmother made it home little not thinking her grandmother might not make it back. I loved the balance of older and younger characters. The relationship that develops between Max and Izzy was ok, I would have like a bit more romance though.I always enjoy whenever a pet is included in a story and with this one we have Bogie the Jack Russell. There are several spiritual messages woven into this book but they are well done, and perfect for the holiday season. Anyone who enjoys a sweet romance, a story with a definite family feel, history, mystery and a Christmas time feel will enjoy this story. Anyone who enjoys quilts will find this a delightful series!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.
December 11, 2013
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a touching read that really emphasizes the true value of family. I loved how this book didnÃ¢ÂÂt make the family aspect seem picture perfect, yet highlighted that some families go through.
Throughout this book, Izzy goes on a journey after her grandmother dies and she moves into her house. She finds all about the historical significance the quilt brings along with her family.
The fact that her brother, along with her mother only seemed to come around for the holidays when grandmother was alive and their interest in fortune seems to strain their relationship.
Oh, and I canÃ¢ÂÂt forget the underlying story of the museum man. Is he only in it for the quilt or is true love blooming between him and Izzy?
I highly suggest you add this to your library this Christmas season!
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December 5, 2013