Finding Father Christmas & Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn | Christmas Fiction Review

Finding Father Christmas & Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

Book review disclosure.

Father Christmas series #1 & #2
Contemporary Fiction / Christmas

This Christmas, settle into a cozy chair by the fire and prepare
to be swept away to England in two unforgettable novels by
bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn . . . 

In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for the father she never knew leads her to England where she's welcomed into his family as a stranger to them. She quickly grows to love them but wonders if revealing the truth about her father will threaten the bonds they've built. One thing is certain: This Christmas will change the future for both her and the family forever.

In ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson spends an English Christmas with her boyfriend, Ian, expecting that she'll soon find herself engaged and the charming village of Carlton Heath will be her forever home. But as word of Miranda's true identity spreads beyond the family, all her relationships are soon threatened. Will Father Christmas have a redeeming gift in store for them all?

My Thoughts

I originally read Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas in 2007 and 2008 when the books first came out. I fell in love with the beautiful story of a lonely young woman searching for her father. The stories were engaging and endearing but beyond that they were filled with the true meaning of Christmas.

This year the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel put out a film version of Finding Father Christmas. It was a combining of the two novels. There was nothing wrong with the movie, in fact it was a fun Christmas themed movie full of romance. Unfortunately it just didn't give me the same feeling that I had when I had first read the books. So I decided to re-read them. 

Oh my friends, you must treat yourself to reading these stories. Finding Father Christmas is so moving it brought me to tears at times. The story has the framework of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Miranda is on a quest to find out who her father is. Not only does she find her father, she also finds the Father. 

Engaging Father Christmas continues the story of Miranda and her newly found family. It takes place a year later and even though there is a lot of happiness, due to Miranda's relationship with Ian, there is also a lot of tension because of who Miranda is. I loved this novel just as much as the first. In this story we see the power of redemption and the healing that it can bring.

I'm excited because there is a third book in the series, Kissing Father Christmas. I am just getting started on it so stay tuned for my reaction. If the first few chapters are a hint . . . it's going to be good!

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Robin Jones Gunn

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