Monday, December 19, 2011
I know it's a little close to Christmas to post about great Christmas reads but these are well worth it. My favorite Christmas reading is a two book series by Robin Jones Gunn. The books are entitled "Finding Father Christmas" and "Engaging Father Christmas". Gunn is one of my favorite authors and these books take us along with the heroine Miranda Carson on an adventure to England. Miranda was raised by her mother Eve Carson the actress (as she always introduced herself). Miranda never knew her father and finds a few clues that may lead her to him in her mother's belongings. Her mother died when Miranda was a child and, after an unconventional upbringing, she decides to pursue the search for her father. This search takes her to a little village in England on her Christmas vacation. The people she meets and what she discovers there is not what she expected. I can't really give you any information about the second book in the interest of not ruining any surprises in the first. The lovely setting and the inviting people you meet along the way will make you feel like you're in the book and watching it happen. The books are a quick read not just because they keep your attention the whole way through but also because they are a bit shorter than normal. Each are only about 150 pages. These are a wonderful addition or start to any Christmas reading list you may have!