Item description for A Christmas Dream by Elaine Smith Janet...
Susan Quincey has declared Christmas as "off limits." The loss of her husband in Desert Storm has definitely caused a "bah humbug" attitude, despite her three year-old son Jeremy's needs. Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, it does. Her car won't start, but Kevin Dockter, her boss (who has admired her since the day she applied for work) offers to "jump" her, then hooks his car battery to hers. Susan is afraid of Jeremy getting hurt, but Kevin wins Jeremy's heart and they both go to work on Susan. A CHRISTMAS DREAM is a heart-warming Christmas tale, where even Santa gets a Christmas present. You will fall in love with the characters, from little Jeremy to Kevin's mother and even Buford, the lopsided reindeer. And yes, Kevin proves that miracles truly do happen at Christmas time, and in the most unexpected places. CC Hammond says, "This is your must-have three-hankie feel-good Christmas story, where the words '...and a little child shall lead them...' are never more true."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2006
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993584 ISBN13 9781932993585
Reviews - What do customers think about A Christmas Dream?
Six stars for being extraordinary, please? Nov 1, 2007
Susan Quincey's only reason to pretend she's happy to see Christmas coming is Jeremy, her small son, and this year she doesn't think she can do it even for him. Widowed by the terrible irony of "friendly fire" in Desert Storm, she's raising her child alone in her husband's beloved Duluth. She earns enough to live on, just barely, as a secretary; she battles Minnesota's brutal winters; and she longs for Mark, who never got to see their son. When her car refuses to start at the work day's end, with the streets a glare of ice and snow falling, she desperately needs the help her boss offers. A "jump" to her car's battery, an escort to make sure she gets home safely, and the offer of dinner out - just why is a company president like Kevin Dockter being so kind to one of his firm's secretaries? Is there something he wants, or is he genuinely interested in Susan? And if so, does she dare to let herself respond?
Based on a true story that's told after the novel's ending, Janet Elaine Smith offers a Christmas romance that manages to be sweet without ever becoming saccharine. Trust me on this: I hate "sweet" romances that have nothing else to offer, and I hate them with a passion. This book, though, I couldn't put down. I read it in an evening, and was sorry when it ended because I'd have loved to remain immersed in its magic for another hour or two. A Christmas Dream has the potential to become a holiday classic like Dickens's A Christmas Carol. So help me, it really is that good!
Totally real, and lovely. Mature Romance Nov 28, 2005
Janet Elaine Smith's A Christmas dream really touched me. That might not be saying much for some people, but I am a hard sell. I generally don't like romances. But Janet Elaine Smith's A Christmas Dream is touching without having any kneejerk sentimentality. It shows the reality of living in grief and yet when love comes it's both romantic and mature and hopeful. I highly recommend this story for anyone who likes mature, loving romance about real people.
Hope and Dreams!! Oct 24, 2005
Well, once I started the book, I absolutely HAD to finish it, because I could NOT put it down so I read it in one night!! I LOVE it!!! It was so wonderful and so full of hope and new beginnings, not to mention evidence of Janet's delicious sense of humor right from the start. It has been so long since I have sat down to read something that I wanted to read and with so much gusto. I literally "devoured the book". Janet has truly given me a special gift as I am such a Christmas person, even though I believe that the spirit of giving should be all year round.
Her book has reaffirmed my belief that one should never give up hopes or dreams that one cherishes. And, considering all that has happened in 2005, never giving up is most definitely a major theme!
Read it, you will love it!
A Christmas Dream Come True Dec 12, 2004
Want to enjoy a good read? Then Janet Elaine Smith's "A Christmas Dream" is the perfect book. If you love the "Miracle on 34th Street" as I always have, then "A Christmas Dream" should be placed side by side with it. I have. Come to think of it, this book should be made into a movie too.
"A Christmas Dream" is full of warm memories. It is about a young widow with a three-year old son, who must face the world alone after the tragic death of her husband in a desert storm. Uncertainties loom.
Ms. Smith's characters in Susan Quincey, Jeremy her son, Kevin Dockter, and Kevin's mother, are so real; it's not difficult to relate to them one way or another. This book is easy reading. It gives a wonderful feeling in the end - perfect for the Christmas Season.
Miracles do happen! Janet Elaine Smith made it happen in this heart-warming book. If you believe in the powers of love, faith and kindness, I strongly suggest you go, rush out and get this book. Happy Christmas everyone! Thank you Janet Elaine Smith for sharing "A Christmas Dream."
A Christmas Dream Dec 7, 2004
Janet Elaine Smith has done it again! Her characters are so real you feel you know them, or want to. This is a beautiful, warm Christmas story that proves miracles do happen and dreams really do come true. This book should be made into a Hallmark Movie.