Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee ~ Abingdon Blog Tour with review

  • Series: Quilts of Love (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426752490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426752490

This book is also available as an ebook.

  • 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?

To read an excerpt of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas click here.

My take on this book:
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!

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Jennifer AlLee believes the most important thing a woman can do is find her identity in God - a theme that carries throughout her novels. A professional writer for over twenty years, she's done extensive freelance work for Concordia Publishing House, including skits, Bible activity pages, and over 100 contributions to their popular My Devotions series. Her novels include The Love of His Brother (Five Star, 2/07), The Pastor's Wife (Abingdon Press, 2/10), The Mother Road (Abingdon Press, 4/12) and A Wild Goose Chase Christmas (Abingdon Press, 11/12). Diamond in the Rough, her first historical romance, co-written with Lisa Karon Richardson, will be released by Whitaker House in May 2013. Comfort and Joy, part of the Mistletoe Memories novella anthology, releases 9/13 from Barbour House. Future novels from Abingdon Press are Parting Gifts (9/14) and Vinnie's Diner (4/15). Jennifer is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Christian Authors Network, and the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.
Jennifer resides in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas with her family. Visit her website at

Why not follow along on the Abingdon Blog tour to read what other reviewers are saying about this book.

Tour Schedule
December 2, 2013
Joan N. - Review 
Kathy B. - Review
Lisa J. - Review
Danielle G. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis
Joy H. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis, Character Post, Interview
Pamela S. - Excerpt and Synopsis
April E. - Review, Excerpt and Synopsis
December 3, 2013
J. Herbert - Review
Linda M. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis
Kelly C. - Review and Excerpt
Monique B. - Excerpt and Synopsis
Robyn T. - Review
Kimberly S. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis
December 4, 2013
Melanie S. - Review and Excerpt
Becky R. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis
December 5, 2013
Jennifer R.  - Review, Excerpt and Synopsis
December 6, 2013
Rani G. - Review
Brooke M. - Interview and Synopsis
December 9, 2013
Mindy D. - Review
December 10, 2013
Leah C. - Review, Excerpt and Synopsis
Ann S. - Review and Synopsis
December 11, 2013
Brenda C. - Review, Excerpt and Synopsis
Vic G. - Review
Dee M. - Review and Synopsis
December 12, 2013
Jenny B. - Excerpt and Synopsis
Angela R. - Synopsis
Eliza F. - Review, Interview, and Synopsis
December 13, 2013
Debbie C. - Review, Interview, Excerpt and Synopsis
Britney A. - Review, Excerpt, Synopsis, Character Post and Interview
Susanne D. - Review, Excerpt and Synopsis

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