Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the Fifth Day of Christmas: Engaging Father Christmas

Title: Engaging Father Christmas
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Christmas Cheer Rating: 5

I reviewed the first book in this set for the fourth day of Christmas. Finding Father Christmas left an impact on me that the day I completed reading it, and realized that there was another book in the series, I rushed out and picked up a copy of Engaging Father Christmas. This novella continues the story of Miranda Carson who is returning to London. Waiting in for her return is her boyfriend and her new found family. Her ideas of a merry Christmas are squashed when Ian's father is hospitalized. She also faces the challenging of blending with her new family and finding her place.

Gunn paint Miranda's story lyrical beauty that gives the book a poetic feel. Her imagery is so crisp that you can almost feel the chill in the air and taste the Christmas dinner. This, along with Finding Father Christmas, are two books perfect for any Christmas reading list and can be enjoyed all year round.

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