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A Winter Dream: A Novel Hardcover – October 30, 2012
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A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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“The parallels to the biblical Joseph are easily recognizable and fit organically with the flow of the contemporary story. Evans has done his homework to realistically portray the ad agency world. The dialogue flows well and the main characters feel honest and likable.” (Deseret News)
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This story is a retelling of the story of Joseph from the book of Genesis in the Bible. Mr. Evans did an amazing job of capturing all the detail and meaning of the original story by weaving it through modern day events.
Your heart will be moved from the first page to the last.
I heartily recommend this book and all of Richard Paul Evans books. You will not be disappointed!!!
Dawn Kurtz, author of the Christian novel: Secret of the Mexican Doll
Richard Paul Evans is one of my favorite authors and I turn to his books for a good feel read. This book had a lot of potential given it aligned with the biblical story of Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers. But this Joseph, Joseph Jacobson, was disappointingly passive. He was quick to accept the extortion from his brothers without a fight or question or depth of feeling. Yes, he did it so that his younger brother, Ben, would not face potential jail time but going along with it actually was a selfish move. How about his parents? His girlfriend he was planning to propose to? The condition was to drop everything and move to another state immediately without any notice. So okay, that was unbelievable but I continue to read and see what happens. Of course, all the ducks came in a row. He meets another woman (who by the way had an outrageous background; my favorite character in this book), had the winning advertising pitch, and comes in full circle in a powerful position. It all came too easy. The conflicts were there but he really didn't do much to get there. I felt that Mr. Evans might have thought that the analogy would speak for itself. Yes, the reunion with his dad did make me cry but for the shear fact that generally a reunion between a parent and child would be moving.
One might say, well Joseph did a good deed and so karma would have it that things work well for him. Fantastic! But that's not the problem in this book. It was the lack of depth in Joseph's character. For instance, what happened to the grieving process? Holy smokes, all his brothers (I'm counting Ben since he let it happen) banished him, where was the passion for any feelings about that?
I still love Mr. Evans and will continue to read his books. This one just didn't rank with the zeal in the story that I've come to expect from his books
The story is relatively short, 288 pages, but a fulfilling read nonetheless, as are all the books I have read by RPE. It is an inspiring way to start the holiday season. Richard Paul Evans' books are popular for three reasons: they are interesting, they are fun, and they remind us what is truly of value in this life without being "preachy". I zipped through this book in two nights (it would have been one night, had that not been election night) and ended with a smile on my face.Read more ›
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It was beautifully written and I love romance novels. Richard Paul Evans is an awesome author! I have read many of his books and loved every one!!Published 1 month ago by CreativeMom
I love Richard Paul Evans everything I have read of his is wonderfully written.Published 5 months ago by slicks girl
I am a BIG fan of Mr. Evans, I've read everyone of his books.
He is absolutely my favorite author.