Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book Review: A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee

I read  Jennifer AlLee's "A Wild Goose  Chase Christmas" over Thanksgiving weekend, and it was a perfect way to enter into the holiday season.  It's from the Quilts of Love Series, a series focused on quilts and family tradition. 

The publisher describes it this way:  "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.  A quilt, a secret message, a dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable Christmas!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.  A quilt, a secret message, a dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable Christmas!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?"

It's a light-hearted family Christmas story with a little bit of mystery.  It is easy to read, but also touches on many important aspects of love and family.  Some of the character struggles include bitterness vs. forgiveness, fortune in money vs. heritage, gifts of family vs. financial value, risk in business and relationships, assumptions vs. communication...

I've already shared it with a friend to read, and I would recommend the book to any female reader age 14+.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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