Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas-Jennifer AlLee

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

Jennifer AlLee

Abingdon, Nov 1 2012, $12.99

ISBN: 9781426752490

Six months ago Gran moved into assisted living after fracturing her hip. Her granddaughter Izzy Fontaine moved into Gran’s house to take care of Bogie the dog. She always assumed Gran would come home, but two days ago Gran died.

Virgil arrives claiming to be a friend of Gran and bearing a gift from Izzy’s late relative. He gives her the Wild Goose Chase quilt that he kept safe for Gran from people who believe the pattern is a treasure map. Her family learns of the quilt and they decide to find the treasure. Museum curator Max Logan claims Grandma Isabella promised to give him the quilt so he demands Izzy honors her late relative’s vow. Wondering what is going on, Izzy starts her own wild goose chase on a quest that will lead her not to Gran’s treasure, but her own.

The second Quilts of Love (see Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane) is a warm whimsical contemporary tale starring a likeable heroine. The eccentric dysfunctional support cast adds humor and depth as they turn the holidays into a mad world with their Wild Goose Chase Christmas escapades. Fans will relish this wonderful entry as Gran knew what the treasure her beloved granddaughter needed to find.

Harriet Klausner

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