30 November 2012

CFBA tour A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee with Giveaway

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas
Abingdon Press (November 2012)
Jennifer AlLee


A Word from Jennifer:

As I look back on my life, it's interesting to see where God's taken me, and where I took myself that God pulled me out of. I finally got back to writing, the dream of my heart. Since 1996, I've published numerous short stories, devotions and plays. I've also been active in church drama ministries, another passion of mine. My first novel, The Love of His Brother (November 2007, Five Star Publishers), was followed by The Pastor's Wife (February 2010, Abingdon Press) and The Mother Road (April 2012). A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is book two in the new Quilts of Love series.

Besides being a writer, I am a wife and mom. Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, my family has learned how to enjoy the fabulous buffets here without severely impacting our waistlines. God is good!


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, go HERE.

My review:
I have to say I loved this book. I can relate to the death of a love one at present and at one stage I was reading this while attending the cricket (in the breaks) and said I have to stop reading books they make me cry. There was a section about Christmas that touched me as I could identify with the situation and it brought tears. This also is the mark of a good author who can create emotions in a reader. Izzy was a carer for her grandmother and they had a close relationship, after she passes away Izzy receives a gift of a quilt that her grandmother hopes will bring the family together. Max thought the quilt was his and lets Izzy know he thinks its his. Learning the secrets of the quilt and what it means has much more value than some would think. Lovely book and a great book to read for Christmas.

If you are an Australian I have a copy to giveaway. Just leave a comment about your favourite Christmas ornament or item by 6 pm Friday 7 Dec. and a way to contact you.


Laetitia :-) said...

Hmm, we don't do Christmas trees in our house so we don't have 'traditional' ornamentation, but something I remember fondly from childhood would be paper chains made of strips of coloured paper and tinsel cris-crossing the lounge room ceiling along with metallized plastic tinsel 'lanterns' (not sure if this makes sense) at the node points.

You know how to contact me. :-)

Narelle Atkins said...

Jenny, thanks for your insightful review :) My favourite Christmas ornament is the one we put on the top of the tree. In the last few years we have put a star on top of the tree, but I also like angels. Please enter me in the drawing.

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