Finding Father Christmas & Engaging Father Christmas
By beloved author Robin Jones Gunn, two timeless, heartwarming Christmas novellas bound together for the first time in an omnibus edition.
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.
This book is a double delight that will make you fall in love with Father Christmas.
In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS Miranda is on a journey to find out more about her heritage. After both her mother and “aunt” died, she goes on a search for her father. Her only clue is a photography studio name stamped on the back of an old photo.
She ends up in a quaint little tea room in Carlton Heath, England after finding out that the studio is defunct.Thanks to the owner she ends up at a Christmas play and party which lead to the discovery of her father’s identity. Now the decision as to whether to reveal her identity or not has to be made.
Miranda’s story continues in ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS. If I say any more about this book I might give away the plot. Just know that I can’t get enough of Father Christmas.
***A special thank you to Canaan Byrd of Hachett Book Group for providing a review copy.***
Robin Jones Gunn has written 82 books over the past 25 years, with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. She received a Christy Award for her novel Sisterchicks in Gondolas, and speaks at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia.