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'A Winter Dream' by Richard Paul Evans

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'A Winter Dream' by Richard Paul Evans

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Joseph Jacobson is from a big family of 13 kids total. He is the twelfth child, and all of them are employed by their father’s successful advertising company located in Colorado. Yet underneath the surface of content success lies a poisonous jealousy among the brothers. Joseph is their father’s favorite son, which mires his brothers in envy and hatred. So when their father seems ready to anoint Joseph as his heir, the brothers finally make their move. They force Joseph from his home and the company, severing ties with everyone, including his loving fiancé, to start a new life in a completely different state.

Joseph joins an agency in Chicago, and his creativity helps him advance high up in the company relatively quickly. He also finds hope for a lasting love with a woman named April, a kind woman with a deep secret. But all secrets hold some kind of consequence, and when Joseph finds out the reality of April's past, his world seems turned upside-down yet once again. But eventually Joseph has to confront his own difficult past in order to make his dreams come true.

I've read a few of Richard Paul Evans' novels and none of them have disappointed at all. It seems like most of them have been inspired by stories from the bible. This one was inspired by the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors. Evans' style of writing immediately draws you in and you can't help but keep reading since they are all so engaging and readable. I love how once you start you can't stop, which is nice, and since the novels aren't usually super long it works out quite nicely. If you love Christmas and bible-inspired fiction I'd say go for one of Richard Paul Evans’ titles - you won’t be disappointed! And if you are worried because he’s not an exclusively Christian author there isn't much to fret over. There may be a not-so great word now and then but it doesn't affect what the story conveys. Check it out now!

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