The author of the bestselling phenomenon The Christmas Box presents a new holiday novel about family, fate and forgiveness.
Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are employed by their father’s successful Colorado advertising company. But underneath the success runs a poisonous undercurrent of jealousy; Joseph is his father’s favorite and the focus of his brothers’ envy and hatred. When the father seems ready to anoint Joseph as his heir, the brothers make their move, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home, severing his ties to his parents and ending his relationship with his soon-to-be fianceé. Alone and lonely, Joseph must start a new life.
Joseph joins a Chicago advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in the company. He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind woman with a secret. However, all secrets hold consequences, and when Joseph learns the truth about April’s past, his world is again turned upside down. Finally, Joseph must confront his own difficult past in order to make his dreams for the future come true.
A Winter Dream is an ingenious modern retelling of the Old Testament story of Joseph and the coat of many colors by the master of the holiday novel.
My Comments: I loved this story! I look forward every year to Richard Paul Evans’ Christmas books and this one did NOT disappoint! I wondered at first as it is a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, but again Evans knocked it out of the park! I love the main character Joseph. He was treated poorly just like the Biblical Joseph, but yet it all worked out for his good in the end. Evans visits some new issues in this book, interesting and rare issues. These issues are not issues I have read about before. Even “Potiphar’s wife” is included in this retelling. Great book, highly engaging – I was listening to it in my car during my commute to and from work, but I got so into it, that I brought it in the house to finish it up. I couldn’t wait for my next car trip! I highly recommend this book, especially if you like Evans’ other books! This is a great holiday read!
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