Friday, December 16, 2016

"Engaging Father Christmas" by Robin Jones Gunn

About this 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.”

Series: Book #2 in the “Father Christmas” series. (Review of Book #1 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Jeremiah 29:11 at the beginning; Set during Christmas; Prayers, blessings over food & worship; Talks about God, Christ’s birth & peace; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Miranda is a newer believer; Many mentions of God, peace & believing; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of those in the Bible, the nativity & Christ’s birth; Mentions of churches, church going, church services & carols; Mentions of Christians & faiths; Mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of Thanking God; A couple mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of someone’s blessing;
*Note: Many mentions of Father Christmas.

Negative Content- Mentions of an accident & death (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a separation; Mentions of lies & deceit; Mentions of gossip; A couple (teasing) mentions of a dead body in a bag.

Sexual Content- two blown kisses, two cheek kisses, a nose kiss, two head kisses, three not-detailed kisses, ten barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and two semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Touches, Embraces & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); A bit of noticing; Miranda was born out of wedlock (when a married man, separated at the time had a love affair); Mentions of a young boy saying that he knows how babies are made & doing “you know”; Mentions of & talks about kisses & kissing; Mentions of crushes & mushy eyes; A few mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of kisses & mistletoe; A couple mentions of married couples kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Love, being in love & the emotions.

-Miranda Carson, age 30
                                            1st person P.O.V. of Miranda
                                                        161 pages

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My personal Rating-
Precious, absolutely precious. Can I just leave it at that? Hahaha, but really. This was a sweet book (even though it took me off guard that it’s set a year after Finding Father Christmas”, it makes sense, I just wasn’t expecting it). I can’t decide if I like the previous book or this sequel better! Both were just right. ;)  

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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