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A Christmas Dream is set in Duluth, MN, where Susan Quincey is trying to raise her young son, Jeremy, alone, after Susan's husband, Mark, was killed by "friendly fire" in Desert Storm. Susan's boss, Kevin Dockter, comes to her rescue when her car won't start on a cold winter afternoon, offering to "jump her." Kevin is set out to win her heart, but decides to do it by first winning Jeremy's approval. The book is filled with emotion, tenderness and wholesome family appeal. It has been used as reading assignments for junior high/high school age English classes. It comes complete with a trip to the North Pole, two "real" Santa Clauses, a lopsided reindeer named Buford who is absolutely indestructible, trips to McDonalds and in the end Susan gets her Christmas Dream and even Santa gets a Christmas present! A "must read" for anyone who has lost the Christmas spirit, and especially for anyone who has lost a loved one in Desert Storm. Has real healing qualities--and a lot of Christmas magic!
This report prepared by Janet Elaine Smith








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   secretary

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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