Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn was one of those books that I could have easily read in one sitting--because I didn't want to put it down until I reached the ending. Both the story and the setting kept me enthralled until I read the last words. . .and left me wanting more.
In this third installment in the Father Christmas series, Anna visits England to attend her cousin Miranda's wedding (to Ian) in Kissing Father Christmas. While she was there, one of the groomsman caught her eye. A few months later, Anna returned to visit her English family and to, hopefully, spend some time with Peter. However, when Anna sees Peter again, she isn't so sure what his intentions are.
In Kissing Father Christmas, the story of Peter and Anna was an especially sweet story to me. Gunn weaves their spiritual lives in so effortlessly and I was encouraged by this beautiful story of love and grace. I enjoyed all of the books in the series but this one might be my favorite so far. . .Of course I think that after each one.
For my tea-loving readers, Kissing Father Christmas has several tea scenes. I especially enjoyed Anna's visit to Harrods Dept. Store Tea Room. I felt like I was there sipping No. 16 Afternoon Special Blend tea and relishing clotted cream and rose petal jam on delicate scones, along with the rest of the goodies on Anna's tea tray, with her companions. Kissing Father Christmas would make a lovely gift for a tea lover who enjoys gentle romance stories. It would look lovely with a tea mug and a tin of tea in a gift basket.
I highly recommend Kissing Father Christmas to anyone enjoying a fresh Christian romance. As I mentioned, I also enjoyed the first two books in the series and would recommend them: Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas. The Hallmark Channel will air Finding Father Christmas as a movie on November 13, bringing the book to life on the screen.
I received this book from Hachette Book Group/Faithwords. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the books.