A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

by Jennifer Allee
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A Wild Goose Chase Christmas 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Savurbks More than 1 year ago
Izzy Fontaine inherits a Wild Goose Chase Pattern quilt after her grandmother passes away. Much to Izzy’s surprise, she is launched into what feels like a “wild-goose-chase” of her own. She must navigate her grandmother’s mysterious clues that are designed to lead her to a secret treasure. However, the treasure may just be family and new friends… A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS: This quilt themed book is a perfect read for a cold winter’s night. Paired with your own favorite book and cup of hot chocolate, you will find yourself immediately ready for Christmas. Don’t forget to invite your four legged furry companion to read along with you! The adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Bogie, is sure to warm your heart! (There are several novels in the Quilts of Love series; I am definitely interested in reading more!) MY RATING: 4 (out of 5) pennies *I received a complimentary copy of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas from Abingdon Press*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text is so small I can't read the book. I changed my settings and it still was so small. Paid for a book I can't even read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. At first I couldn't stand Izzy's family. They seemed really shallow and self-absorbed. But during the course of the book, they changed and really came together as a family. I also enjoyed learning about the histories of quilts. I never realized that some quilts took generations to create. Overall, just an all around good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Faith, hope and love.
Melanie-Ski More than 1 year ago
I love how Izzy is named after her grandmother Isabella, and how close their relationship was with each other. The love she had for Izzy was evident. Isabella goes to great lengths to help Izzy unfold the mystery of the quilt, while helping her to heal from her death as well. She sounds like such a great grandmother, and continues to be a blessing after her death. Izzy has to care for her own over dramatic mother when she breaks her leg and shoulder. Then add on to that her brother is having financial issues and has to move in with Izzy too! The family dynamics are chaotic, and it is no wonder that Izzy was so drawn to the love of her grandma. I loved this book, and the flying geese pattern. It was a great Christmas read that captured me from the beginning.
WriterRani More than 1 year ago
I thought A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, by Jennifer Allee, was both touching and funny. Izzy Fontaine’s grandmother was really smart when she made a treasure map, of sorts, for the family to use after she passed away. Grandma Isabella knew her idea would bring her family closer together and mend what was broken between them. Virgil and his grandson, Max Logan, were excellent additions to the mystery behind the Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt. Grandma knew how much the quilt and it’s historical story would bring everyone together, even those who didn’t know one another. If you like a fun mystery with a little romance, you will really enjoy this book. I did. Disclosure of Material Connection- I received A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, by Jennifer Allee, for free from Abingdon Press. 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 255.
SouthernKimberly1 More than 1 year ago
As a romance fan, I loved that this book was “clean.” I love the love stories, but sometimes find that romance books focus too much on the “adult” side of the relationship and not the romance itself. Jennifer AlLee did a great job of weaving a romantic book without ever making me skip paragraphs because I wasn’t interested in reading the current action. I read every word of this book and enjoyed every word. It was a great, fast read that allowed me to escape for a few hours into someone else’s family and relationships and pull for the main character to work through and find the treasure.
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christian_chick6 More than 1 year ago
"A Wild Goose Chase Christmas" 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. 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. 
ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually avoid books with quilts on the cover. They generally don't interest me. I want a story with a little more action and romance, and I seldom see the potential for that in a "Quilt" book. Now that's my opinion and I'm sure there are a dozen people out there or more that could give me examples to prove me wrong. But in general, that's been my experience. They're just a little boring. I almost passed on A Wild Goose Chase Christmas simply because of the quilt on the cover. But the story was intriguing. Mystery? A Treasure Hunt? Romance and Christmas? Okay, I'll give it a try. I'm so glad I did! Here is a book to prove my theory wrong. I loved it. It was funny, sweet, romantic and intriguing. It was like watching one of the romantic Christmas movies they play on Hallmark. I've never been so glad to be reminded that you can't judge a book by it's cover.
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, Quilts of Love by Jennifer AlLee I love this series and am attempting to read the whole series. This one is about the link a quilt has to family. Isabelle Fontaine had moved into her grandmother's house and was temporarily caring for the house and the dog Bogie but her grandmother never got back home and died in the assisted living facility. An old man, Virgil who also was at the facility had delivered a quilt to her and he said it was because she didn't want anybody else to have it-or they'd sell it for money. The quilt had more treasure than that and knew Izzy would do the right thing. Problem is Virgil's grandson Max came by and wanted the quilt as he said he had a letter that the grandmother had written. Izzy saw how he cared for his grandfather and agreed to meet with him at the museum he was a director of in town. Story also follows Max and his problems of the past. Funeral arrangements, classes on the wayside and now her mothers' fall leads her to move her in for 2 months. Things just go downhill from there as her brother Brandon has problems. Loved the pattern and what it implies to the family, hearing and learning about the historic significance of this quilt and the path it took to make it and is indeed a treasure. This whole scenario is playing out for my family or soon will be in another regard and know why I was entrusted with everything. Scriptures and faith and hope in God and his direction play a big part in this book. Secrets, mysteries abound, family and missing treasures and the only way they will find it is by working together. Love what and how the grandmother left the gifts and letters-Piceless! I received this book from Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.
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Reader4LifeMC More than 1 year ago
Heart Warming!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hunting bbl sorry
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
When Izzy Fontaine's grandmother dies, she leave behind much more than a legacy of her family and the love she has for each of them. She leaves behind a Flying Goose Quilt that began in the early 1800's and has been passed down from a generation of women to their daughters ending with Izzy. She always knew that her grandmother had a special place in her heart for Izzy because they understood the value of things. It was all material but within certain objects a sense of love and tradition developed along with many memories. It was why her grandmother left it to her along with her house. Unfortunately Izzy's mother Janice and her brother Brandon, don't feel the same way. They feel as if they deserve something as well and feel slighted that Izzy was her favorite family member. Not to mention the fact that the only time her mother, Janice and Brandon ever made time for their grandmother was during holiday dinners or when they needed something from her. It was Izzy who spent time with her grandmother, moving in with her when her health began to fail and in doing so, found a true treasure worth more than any amount of money ever could. Only one thing is standing in her way, a promise from her grandmother that the quilt belonged to Max Logan, a local museum curator, whose goal is to obtain the quilt and showcase it in a Moving West exhibit that may land him the dream job of a lifetime at the Smithsonian Museum. If he can convince Izzy that the letter of intent from her grandmother supercedes the gifting of the quilt to Izzy by his father, Virgil. He had promised to give it to Izzy upon her death and now seems to be the one thing keeping Izzy and Max at odds or is it in fact a plan her grandmother had all along to bring them together much like a quilt does in keeping people huddled beneath it warm? In the latest novel in the Quilts of Love Series, author Jennifer AlLee enchants her readers with a treasure hunt of sorts dealing with the legacy and history in the quilt left to Izzy Fontaine. Some would see it as a monetary item of great value, but Izzy sees it for something more. In the end, it's her grandmother's spirit that restores the rift between the family and unearths something more valuable than any of them would ever believe is possible in the fabric of a multi-generational quilt. I received A Wild Goose Chase Christmas compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Abingdon Press for my honest review. Being an avid quilter myself, I could see the draw in this novel not only with the love of creating a lasting keepsake but also in passing along part of a family's legacy through the weaving of pieces of fabric. I absolutely loved how this one ended and have to rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars. This book does contain discussion questions so it's perfect for book clubs and groups to share.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Jennifer AlLee in her new book, “A Wild Goose Chase Christmas” Book Two in the Quilts of Love series published by Abingdon Press takes us into the life of Izzy Fontaine. From the back cover: A quilt, A secret message, a dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable Christmas! 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? This book is what they used to call a romp or a real good time. If you have ever seen the movie with Spencer Tracy, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” then you have some idea of how much fun this story really is. Izzy doesn’t even time to mourn the death of her grandmother for as soon as she dies all the excitement begins. Virgil arrives with the quilt and a story that sounds like a conspiracy theory. Then all of sudden this theory may prove out to be true. On top of this being a mystery of sorts ”A Wild Goose Chase Christmas” is a very sweet romance. Ms. AlLee makes you care for all the characters and their chase. If you want to have a real good time trying to figure out everything that is going on while enjoying yourself simultaneously then ”A Wild Goose Chase Christmas” is the perfect book to read. And just in time for Christmas, too. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press. 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 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”