Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"a wild goose chase christmas" by jennifer allee

About the book (from the publisher): Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure.

Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.

What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?

My take: I lost my grandmother just before Christmas three years ago. While nothing else in this story mirrors my life, the special relationship between Izzy and her grandmother reminds me of the relationship I shared with my grandma. And because of that, I instantly felt a connection with A Wild Goose Chase Christmas.

This is a sweet story of finding love and family, and it's a thoroughly enjoyable read. I did think the turnaround Izzy's brother and mother made happened a bit quickly, but overall, the story is great. I especially enjoyed getting to know Max and his grandfather, Virgil, and I thought the romance between Izzy and Max progressed at a realistic pace.

This is exactly the kind of book Hallmark would adapt into one of its Christmas movies—it's a great holiday story! This is the perfect book to pick up on on snowy afternoon or to put in a romance lover's stocking.

My rating: 4 stars

Watch the book trailer.
Buy the book.
Read my reviews of other "Quilts of Love" books: Aloha Rose and Tempest's Course.

About the author: Jennifer AlLee believes the most important thing a woman can do is discover her identity in God – a theme that carries throughout her stories. She has written skits, activity pages, and over one hundred contributions to Concordia Publishing House’s popular My Devotions series. Her novels include The Love of His Brother (Five Star, 11/07), The Pastor’s Wife, (Abingdon Press, 2/10), The Mother Road (Abingdon Press, 4/12), and A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, book two in the Quilts of Love series (Abingdon Press, 11/12). She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Jennifer resides in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas with her husband and teenage son. Visit her website at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for review from Abingdon Press.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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