CFBA Book Tour - Engaging Father Christmas

11 December 2008

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Engaging Father Christmas

FaithWords (October 30, 2008)


Robin Jones Gunn

Robin grew up in Orange County, California and has lived in all kinds of interesting places, including Reno and Hawai’i.

She and her husband currently live near Portland, Oregon and have been married for 30 years. They spent their first 22 years of marriage working together in youth ministry, and enjoying life with their son and daughter who are now both grown.

As a frequent speaker at local and international events, one of Robin’s favorite topics is how God is the Relentless Lover and we are His first love. She delights in telling stories of how God uses fiction to change lives.

Robin is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Mt. Hermon Pacesetter Award, the Sherwood E. Wirt Award and is a Gold Medallion Finalist. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Media Associates International and the Board of Directors for Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writers’ Guild.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Engaging Father Christmas, go HERE

My Review - I really enjoyed this book! It is not my usual reading fare, so I wasn't very sure that I'd like it. No worries though, I was instantly captivated with the story line and characters. Robin Jones Gunn does a wonderful job of of describing her characters, as well as the locations in the story. You have no problem "seeing" the village of Carlton Heath in your mind. I love the really descriptive writers! I highly recommend this novella. It has family, romance, and a good dash of the Christmas spirit!

Want to win your own copy of Engaging Father Christmas? Go here and enter my giveaway! Hurry, it ends at 8:00am Central time tomorrow!


1 comment:

lynette355 said...

I have already entered. And if I win you do not have to use postage. Ha Ha Ha Ha!