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Nancy's Notes - November 15, 2012

“Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans, Robin Carr’s “My Kind of Christmas”, “A Wreath of Snow” by Liz Curtis Higgs.

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching. We’re starting to get some seasonal books in for your enjoyment. Richard Paul Evans latest is entitled, “Winter Dream”. It is a modern twist on the Old Testament story of Joseph and the coat of many colors. Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are employed at their father’s successful advertising company. Joseph is his father’s favorite child which fills the others with envy and hate. When his father is ready to make Joseph the head of the company, the brothers make their move, forcing Joseph from the company, his Denver home, and severing his ties with his soon-to- be finance. Alone, Joseph moves to Chicago to start a new life. He joins an advertising agency and quickly rises up the company ladder. He also finds love with April, a kind woman with a secret. When Joseph finds the truth about April’s past, his world is once again turned upside down. Finally Joseph must confront his own past in order to make his dreams come true.
    Robin Carr’s “My Kind of Christmas” centers around Patrick Riordan and Angie LeCroix. The two both wanted to be alone at Christmas, until they meet each other. They soon want to be left alone together. But their families have different plans for the two.
    Liz Curtis Higgs, “A Wreath of Snow”, begins on Christmas Eve 1894. All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a holiday with her family crumble because of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves in Edinburgh. Then an unexpected detour places her in the  path of Gordon Shaw. Will their shared history leave them tangled in a knot of regret or bind them in a future together.
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