Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Review: Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

About the Book: Miranda Carson can't wait to return to England for Christmas and to be with her boyfriend, Ian. She has spent a lifetime yearning for a place to call home, and she's sure Carlton Heath will be it, especially when a hinted-at engagement ring slips into the conversation.

But Miranda's high hopes for a jolly Christmas with the small circle of people she has come to love are toppled when Ian's father is hospitalized and the matriarch of the Whitcombe family withholds her blessing from Miranda. Questions run rampant in Miranda's mind about whether she really belongs in this cheery corner of the world. Then, when her true identity threatens all her relationships in unanticipated ways, Miranda is certain all is lost.

And yet . . . maybe Father Christmas has special gifts in store for her after all.

My Review: I read and enjoyed Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn last year and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to this sequel. I think this book was even better than the first one. These are quiet novels...with simple events and uncomplicated plots. Yet, I think of them as healing books...books of hope and the renewal of a soul. Taking place in a small town in England with rich Christmas tradition, they are perfect for the season. I have to admit, I got a little teary eyed while reading. So if you have some spare time over the next week to sit down with a sweet novella, I recommend this one! There's still time to rush out and buy another book for Christmas. :) Or you can buy it on Amazon and save it for next year!



bermudaonion said...

I'm hoping to get both of the Father Christmas books to read. Thanks for the review.

Becky said...

I think I would have enjoyed this one more if I'd read the first book. I'll have to give both a try for next Christmas.

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