Monday, August 15, 2016

Finding Father Christmas/ Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn


In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for her father leads her unexpectedly to London with only a few feeble clues as to who he might be. Immediately welcomed into a family that doesn't recognize her, and whom she's quickly coming to love, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father? Or should she carry the truth home with her to San Francisco and remain alone in this world? Whatever choice she makes during this London Christmas will forever change the future for both herself and the family she can't bear to leave. 

In ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS 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 Thoughts:

Robin Jones Gunn is my favorite author and has been since I was a teenager. I was super thrilled at the opportunity to review Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas. This book has Novels in one book, which is awesome at the price of $14.99. You can't beat that. Second, who doesn't love two Christmas stories in England? Grab a blanket, your favorite cup of tea and curl up for a great review.

 In Finding Father Christmas, Miranda Carson lost her father at a young age. Having never known anything about him, Miranda didn't really think much about him until she showed a photograph of her father to her boyfriend. The two discover where the photograph was taken. Miranda finds herself in London in a teashop, in a small village, where she meets a woman and that is where Miranda's life changes. Without giving spoilers about what happens next, you need to pick up the book for yourself, but I guarantee you will love it! Will she find her father or won't she? I will say you do need to read Engaging Father Christmas to see what happens next. I give a 5/5 stars for Finding Father Christmas! 

Let's pick up on Engaging Father Christmas, which is part two of this book.  Miranda returns to England where Miranda learns the gift of family isn't just by blood. You will love the characters in this story and the strength that this family brings to Miranda, especially as a family member is in the hospital. Will this test the relationship of Ian and Miranda? Will they have a falling out? Or will love triumph over all? I couldn't wait to see what would happen and this second novel I could not put down. This was a great Christmas romance that I loved for so many reasons, but I do not want to spoil the book for you.  This is such a refreshing read. It was very sweet and christmasy! I highly recommend it! I give this 5/5 stars as well.

Thank you to Faith Words for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes only. I was not compensated for a positive review.

To purchase a copy, head here .

Additionally, Robin Jones Gunn will be releaseing Kissing Father Christmas, which I cannot wait to read. I hope it is as great as these two books are! To find out more information and to purchase this book on pre-order, head here! 

About Robin Jones Gunn:

Robin Jones GunnROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of over 85 books. With nearly 5 million copies of her titles sold worldwide, her popular Christy Miller series now continues in Christy & Todd: The Married Years. Her novels and non-fiction works have received multiple awards and are a favorite with book clubs and study groups. Robin and her husband have a grown son and daughter and live in Hawaii.


Unknown said...

I love Robin Jones Gunn! The Christy Miller series was perfect during my youth. I am excited for her new book. Great review.

Sarah said...

Anna, I am excited for her new release as well!