A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

13 Dec

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee


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?


A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is an enchanting tale that will warm your heart!  I fell in love with this story on the very first page and loved it even more as I read the last words. 

Izzy Fontaine receives a very special gift, a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt, from her beloved grandmother.  Izzy does not understand the gift, or its value, and is surprised when Max Logan appears on her doorstep claiming ownership of the quilt.  Max is a local museum curator and claims that Isabella promised him the quilt, to be used in a museum exhibit. 

If that isn’t strange enough, notes begin to arrive from unexpected people and places.  Soon everyone is on a wild goose chase searching for the treasure that Grandma has alluded to.  What they find is something they least expect but need the most! 

Jennifer AlLee has written an endearing story that is sure to delight readers!  With a wonderful cast of characters, including Bogie, the Jack Russell Terrier, and important lessons beautifully woven throughout, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is a story you won’t soon forget! 

Click to enjoy an excerpt from A Wild Goose Chase Christmas!

Please read Jennifer’s delightful interview below.


1. I adore A Wild Goose Chase Christmas!  What inspired this enchanting, heartwarming story? 

Thank you so much! There were several inspirations for this book. First, my grandmother was a professional dancer, so she was the inspiration for Grandma Isabella. The dynamic between Izzy, her mother, and her brother was inspired by my own family, even though our personalities are much different. And finally, the town of Monrovia is an actual place in Southern California that actually has a Friday night Street Fair. I’ve got lots of happy memories of it, so it seemed like the perfect place to set the story.      

2. A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is part of the Quilts of Love series.   Are you a quilter and/or do you have any quilts that are meaningful to you?  

I’m not a quilter myself, but I do have a special quilt. It’s a pattern called “Grandma’s Flower Garden” and was made by my mother. She used material from dresses and other clothing that had belonged to four generations of women in the family, from my great-grandmother to me. The quilt was a present when I went to college.      

3. The quilt in this story leads to great treasure.  What are some things you treasure?  

My greatest treasures are the people in my life, my family and friends. My son, Billy, is twenty, and he’s been my number one treasure since the day he was born. God certainly did bless me with that boy!      

4. Christmas is quickly approaching!  Please share with us one of your favorite Christmas memories.  

When I was in kindergarten, I was an angel in my school’s Christmas pageant. That’s one of my best Christmas memories, because I was so proud of my angel robe and my sparkly, gold tinsel halo!  

Thank you so much, Jennifer!  Merry Christmas to you and your family!!


Jennifer has shared a special character post, written by Izzy Fontaine.

I love my family, but you know how it is. Spending time with them, especially at the holidays, can be beyond stressful.

Take my mother… please! Just kidding. My mother and I have always had a bumpy relationship. For some reason, she can find fault in everything I do while my brother, Brandon, remains the golden child. But this year, Brandon’s not shining quite as bright, and Mom and I are spending way more time together than we expected to.

And it’s not just family that causes stress. There’s a new man in my life, and not because I went looking for one. No, Max Logan showed up at my door looking for his grandfather, who had gone AWOL from an assisted living facility, and for the Wild Goose Chase quilt that my grandmother left to me. He’s got the crazy idea that Gran gave the quilt to his museum. 

I tried not to like Max at first. I told myself that he was pushy and only cared about the quilt and making it the centerpiece of his new exhibit. But he also is smart, and funny, and I can’t ignore how much he loves his grandfather.

Thanks to Grandma Isabella, this could be the best – and craziest – Christmas yet.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Abingdon Press.  All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.


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