Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

My laptop continues to have issues, so once again I cannot offer you pictures of the cover (just gorgeous) and the author (also gorgeous), BUT I can offer a free copy of Robin's charming Christmas book. Read on and leave a comment at the bottom of the post for a chance at the book.


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



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.


Becky C. said...

I would absolutely love to read this book! I also want to read the first one as well!!

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


rebornbutterfly said...

I have read the first one! I know it's good!
please enter me in the drawing!

Anonymous said...

I love the premise of Engaging Father Christmas. I adore reading Christmas tales all through this season.

It would be such a treat to be entered into the contest.

Gayla Collins

Donna said...

Please don't enter me but I just wanted to say this is a grea series.


Jo said...

I would love to read the first book and this second book sounds so great as well. I would love to read it. Please enter me in the drawing.


kucole said...

You don't have to enter me...I just wanted to let you know that Robin Jones Gunn is doing a live, online chat at on Dec. 17 from 2-3 p.m. EST to take questions and talk about these books and her other titles. I work with, and we would love if you could join in the chat at

Carole said...

Between the cover and the title of this book, there's no way I could ignore it in a bookstore. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Mary said...

Engaging Father Christmas sounds like a touching story I'd like to read. Thanks for a chance!

Martha A. said...

I love her books!

Jill said...

Congratulations to Reborn Butterfly! She wins a copy of Engaging Father Christmas. Stay tuned for more giveaways on this blog.

Joyous Christmas!

rebornbutterfly said...

I just checked back yay!
I'll send out an email
thanks for the comment too :)

stampedwithgrace said...

I love Robin's Sisterchicks books and I enjoyed the first book so would love to win this one :)

Anonymous said...

I've loved Robin Jones Gunn's books for years. I started reading the Christy Miller series books as a late teen and have enjoyd everything else she's written since. I'd love to read this book as well as the first one. Please enter me in the contest if it is not too late.