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A Christmas Dream Paperback – November, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
"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."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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. Read morePublished on November 28, 2005 by Carole McDonnell
Janet Elaine Smith has done it again! Her characters are so real you feel you know them, or want to. Read morePublished on December 7, 2004 by Sylvia W. Stoddard
There are things that simply must be around to make a perfect Christmas. Snow, popcorn strings, music, a warm fire and "A Christmas Dream" by Janet Elaine Smith. Read morePublished on July 11, 2004 by Melissa S. James
Janet Elaine Smith has done it again. Masterfully written, A Christmas Dream is one one book that will touch your soul. Do you believe in love? Do you believe in miracles? Read morePublished on July 11, 2004 by Barbara Williamson-Wood
Susan Quincey had lost her husband, Mark, in Desert Storm. But Susan still had a part of Mark, in Jeremy. Read morePublished on May 14, 2004 by Detra Fitch