A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee

Merry Christmas from Abingdon Press!

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas 

by Jennifer AlLee

This book is part of a Christmas Blog Tour sponsored by Abingdon Press. Stay Tuned for more awesome Christmas books

in the next two weeks!


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 Thoughts on this Book

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is a really good story about the ups and downs of family life. I really like the Grandmother in this story, though she has passed away, she leaves something for the family that will be with them forever. Being one of Abingdon’s Quilts of Love Series, one of the special things the grandmother left her family was a quilt with lots of memories that will help heal the family difficult situations, and bring them close together. Each scrap of the quilt has a special place in a family member’s heart.

During the holidays, we think of family and love, and this book is just that. Though its a little different, because the love didn’t come easy, but as the gifts from grandmother appear, and the memories flow throughout the family, hearts heal. This is a wonderful book to read anytime, but especially during the Holiday Season. I always enjoy reading good holiday stories, and this one is a really good one! I highly recommend it for a great enjoyable read!

I received this book from the publisher Abingdon Press to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About 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!

Smitte…. By Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, & Diann Hunt


By Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, & Diann Hunt

Book Description

Four friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country’s premier romantic getaway-and each finds her own true love along the way.

With Smitten Lumber closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners-Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese–decide the town is worth saving. How will they do it? They’ll turn Smitten into a honeymoon destination!

As Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese work to save the town, each discovers romance in her own life. Meanwhile, the faith of a little child reminds the whole town what it means to have real faith in the God who is the always and forever Love.

Discover a novel written by four of Christian fiction’s most popular romance novelists- friends in real life who’ve drawn an amazing story of four friends! Includes a Reading Group Guide as well as “Conversation over Coffee with the Authors”.

My Thoughts on this book!

I’m not a very big fan of Novella’s just because they are so short and they seem rushed getting to the end of the story. But I did enjoy the four stories in this book “Smitten.” Set in the small town of Smitten Vermont four women friends decided to try and save the local lumber mill that had closed down as well as save the town of Smitten. They wanted to make is a place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon, or simply a place for lovers, whatever the reason they wanted to come to this town. This story about these four ladies is written by four lady authors as well, each writing some of their own personalities into their stories.

Each of these stories written deal with difficulties and struggles that we all face in everyday life, which is one thing I liked about them. The unique characters are interesting and bring the story to life in their own way. I really enjoyed following these ladies on their journey of friendship, finding love one the way as they tried to save their small town. Vermont has always been a place I’ve wanted to visit, so I enjoyed reading a story set in this small town in Vermont. The atmosphere was wonderful, the people were loveable and friendly and it was nice taking the journey through this town in each season of the year.

If you are in for an enjoyable well written fast and easy read, I highly recommend this book to you. It is well worth the time and money you will invest!

I received this book free from the Thomas Nelson through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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A Christmas Secret Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Welcome to Pump Up Your Books

A Christmas Secret

by: Candace Hall

Virtual Book Publicity Tour


A Christmas Secret


A Christmas Secret

Join Candace Hall, author of the children’s book, A Christmas Secret (Tate Publishing), as she virtually tours the blogosphere October 3 – 28 2011 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About Candace Hall

Candace HallWho would have thought a California girl would grow up to love the magic of a snowy Christmas and the mysteries of the North Pole. The scent of pine needles fills the air as the sleepy eyes of six small children begin to open. Then it begins “The Great Race.” Who will get to the presents first? The sounds of wrapping paper tearing, children laughing, and toys strewn everywhere. This was Christmas Day for Candace Hall’s family in Los Angeles, California. There were no snowflakes and Santa led a parade down Hollywood Blvd. As time passed and growing up continued, sunny California was left behind, Texas became home and there was snow at Christmas.

There were no empty hours in a day to begin writing, even though Candace’s pen had touched a page or two, no real stories began to unfold until her health forced me to retire. It was then that real life experiences and her love of Christmas and a special black kitten turned into “A Christmas Secret.”

Writing has now become Candace’s passion and with the help of the good Lord there will be more stories and adventures to be shared.

Candace’s latest book is a delightful holiday children’s book called A Christmas Secret.

You can visit her website at www.candacehallbooks.com.  You can also connect with Candace on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HallCandace.


About A Christmas Secret

A Christmas SecretWhen Santa’s reindeer discover a lost kitten named O’Malley, they have no choice but to rescue him and bring him back to the North Pole.  Soon all the residents of the North Pole are doing their part to save O’Malley, including Broome, the head Elf, and Wilma the mouse.  Because only those who were born in the the North Pole can live there, everyone decides to keep O’Malley a secret–until O’Malley goes missing.  Will O’Malley be able to stay in the North Pole?  What will Santa think about  ‘A Christmas Secret’?

Book Excerpt:

“Far below, amidst all the snow, was a tiny black figure. Try as it might, it could not move through the snow…”

My Thoughts

A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall

In this cute little book, all of Santa’s reindeer are excited that it is Christmas Eve and they are about to begin their journey of the year. On their Christmas Eve journey with Santa, the reindeer find a unique surprise at one of the houses. On the mailbox the name said O’Malley. They take care of this little surprise, and go on to finish delivering their Christmas gifts to all of the boys and girls, then head back to the North Pole. And then the reindeer get the surprise, the secret they were keeping from Santa followed them to the North Pole. Oh, what were they going to do?

This is such a cute and sweet story, but I didn’t want to give any of it away and spoil the book! The book is only 32 pages, a small book and wonderful to read to your children on Christmas Eve. The snowy Christmas cover is inviting and captures the interest of young readers. The story is so well written to make it fun and enjoyable to read. I really just can’t say enough about this small book. It will sure be a hit for your Christmas Eve night to add to the real meaning of Christmas, the story of Jesus’ birth.

This book was provided by PUYB blog tours. I was not expected to give a positive review, only an honest one. The opinions in this review are mine only.

A Christmas Secret

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