Our succulent wreath quickly becoming covered in snow
I was planning on writing a post for my blog yesterday. Truly I was, but I got sidetracked by a snow storm. :D I watched it snow all afternoon, drank tea, and enjoyed laughing and talking to Mr. Art @ Home.
For this post, we need some mood music ;P
She & Him "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Appropriately enough, I read Richard Paul Evans' A Winter's Dream this week. It is a very short novel, and you could probably read it in an afternoon.
One of my Christmas presents
A Winter Dream is an allegory for Joseph and his coat of many colors story from the Bible. When I was a little girl in Sunday School, this story frightened me more than any other. I'm an only child, and I thought it was so terrible that brothers would treat another brother so cruelly. It almost made me happy to be a lonely only!
In this retelling of the story, Joseph Jacobson, the twelfth child in a family of thirteen children, is the creative tour de force of his family's Denver-based advertising agency. And you've probably already guessed that he's also his father's favorite. When his little brother Ben is caught embezzling from the agency, Joseph wants to protect him from prosecution by repaying Ben's debt. But the older brothers cruelly blackmail Joseph into leaving Denver and everything he holds dear: his job, family, and girlfriend.
The brothers arranged for Joseph to work with an ad agency in Chicago, and what seems like a hopeless situation quickly turns into a blessing. Joseph has vivid dreams which guide him, and little excerpts from his journal give the reader interesting insights into Joseph's growth.
Of course if you're familiar with the biblical Joseph then you can probably predict what will happen in the book. This is the first of Evans' books I've read, and he is known for The Christmas Box.
Richard Paul Evans discusses A Winter Dream and his career.
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Until next time...
Happy reading!Ricki Jill