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A Christmas Dream Paperback – November, 2003

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Janet Elaine Smith lives in Grand Forks, ND, with her husband, Ivan. They have three adult children. They were missionaries in Venezuela, S.A. for several years before establishing a HELPs mission in Grand Forks. Janet is a widely known writer whose magazine articles have appeared internationally in such magazines as Heritage Quest, Red River Valley Memories and MinnDakota Mysteries, where she is a contributing associate editor. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Pagefree Publishing; 2 edition (November 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930252528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930252523
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,244,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Detra Fitch VINE VOICE on May 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
Susan Quincey had lost her husband, Mark, in Desert Storm. But Susan still had a part of Mark, in Jeremy. Jeremy is almost four-years-old and is the spitting image of the dad he never knew. The two live in Duluth, Minnesota, far away from any relatives. So they are alone and the weather is icy cold as Christmas draws near. The weather is just one more reason Susan cares nothing for the holiday season.
When her car battery dies after work, her boss, Kevin Dockter, helps charge it up and then follows her home. Soon Kevin finds himself falling in love with Jeremy, as well as, Susan.
***** This one is the PERFECT reading material for those chilly afternoons in early December. Make some hot cocoa, wrap up in a blanket in front of a fire, and read some hours away. This Christmas story will warm your heart and make you believe in miracles. You may want to keep that tissue box handy. There are some very touching moments and the ending is ... well ... perfect. *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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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!
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I read a copy of Janet Smith's "A Christmas Dream" over the holidays. I found the romantic story of Susan Quincy, her son, Jeremy, and her boss, Kevin Dockter to be absolutely delightful. Not only was there romance (between Susan and Kevin, of course), but the comedy found throughout the book had me laughing, crying and wishing for more. I truly enjoyed Jeremy's passion for "Burger Donalds," Buford, Santa's other reindeer, played a major part in the book. I know. You've never heard of Buford, but he was there, along with Rudolph, Dancer, Prancer and those other well-known characters from the North Pole.
Susan Quincy had lost her husband in Desert Storm. Her son, Jeremy, never met his father. She went to work for Kevin Dockter, but didn't become romantically involved with him for some time. Kevin won Jeremy over, and eventually his mother. A dept. store Santa plays a major part in the book, as his son was killed in Desert Storm at the same place as Susan's husband. The book ends with everyone happy - even Santa - who received one of life's most precious gifts.
Janet writes great dialogue. It's one of the things I like best about her writing. This book doesn't disappoint me in that respect. The story moves right along - and never gets boring.
I'm planning to read this book again next Christmas. It reminds me of how much I have to be thankful for.
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On the surface this is a simple story, with the trimming of

Christmas around it. However, there are several layers to A

Christmas Dream. One being the kindness and generosity of

one person to another. Another thread is one some of us may

feel at Christmas time as much as any other period thorough-

out the year. We don't think we deserve wonder, blessings,

and good things in big and small packages just plopping

themselves at our feet.

Janet tells a heartwarming story of a woman by the name of

Susan, who feels as though life has handed her a raw deal.

She tries not to express it that way for the sake of her young

son Jeremy, but her entire being reflects her sadness towards

life.

The reasons for Susan's sadness would haunt the best of us,

and the cure for it, could come to us as easily as it did for

Susan. Her dream, A Christmas Dream came true!

I would recommend this book for reading at anytime of the

year. If you need a lift in your own life, or just want to read a

great story that takes you through the ups and downs of one

life, which could very well be reflective of your own. And

from this, you will know that Dreams Really Do Come True!

Susan James

susanjames.org
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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."
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