By Lisa Karon Richardson
Following her grandmother’s passing, Izzy Fontaine is visited by an elderly man bearing a gift. At her grandmother’s behest he has brought Izzy a valuable heirloom quilt that was created by her ancestors. Along with the quilt comes a note that indicates that the quilt could lead Izzy to a treasure. Her time with her sprightly visitor is cut short when his handsome grandson shows up at Izzy’s door.
Max Logan is the curator of a local history museum and the sight of the sight of the quilt in Izzy’s house has his jaw dropping open. Her grandmother had promised him the quilt for an exhibit.
Toss in a couple of quirky, self-interested relatives whose ears perk up at the idea of treasure, and Izzy’s holidays are not shaping up like she’d have planned.
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is a fun Christmas read with just enough meat to leave a reader’s appetite satisfied. You’ll love Izzy, and her little dog, too. Jen excels at creating warm, empathetic characters that we identify with immediately. Even her antagonists can cause us a pang of self-recognition. Her main characters live out their faith in very real ways. Sometimes flawed, always trying to do better. But while the spiritual thread is there it doesn’t overpower the story or feel preachy.
The little puzzle of the treasure hunt adds an extra element of interest to this fun, festive romance. It is a great addition to Abingdon’s Quilts of Love line and would make a great addition to someone’s stocking.
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