Thursday, December 11, 2008

Engaging Father Christmas

Robin Jones Gunn is my long-time, all-time, very most favorite Christian author! I still count the Glenbrooke series as my favorite series ever.

Yes, I'm gushing. Yes, I admit it! No, this is not a paid endorsement . . . nevertheless, I must gush! I so thoroughly enjoyed Engaging Father Christmas! What a delightful story!

I'm still bummed my local Christian bookstore doesn't have the first one, Finding Father Christmas. Never fear, you can read this one without that one and still love it!

I am absolutely thrilled to offer a giveaway of this book. Miriam Parker from Hachette Books graciously offered to send one lucky FreshBrewedWriter blog winner a copy of Engaging Father Christmas. To enter, please leave a comment and a way I can reach you, BY SATURDAY. I'll choose the winner over the weekend.
(US Addresses only, please.)

You can also buy a copy here.

And now, CFBA presents...

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Engaging Father Christmas

FaithWords (October 30, 2008)


Robin Jones Gunn

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.


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


kucole said...

Considering what a huge fan you are of Robin Jones Gunn, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the online chat she is doing Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Robin will be taking questions from 1-2 p.m. CST. You can log on at If you aren't able to join in, you can ask a pre-chat question now at the log in page.

Miriam Parker said...

If you'd like to host a giveaway of the book, please email me at :)

Cheryl said...

Pick me, pretty please! :)

BousMama said...

I absolutely LOVE Robin Jones Gunn's books and also Christmas books, winning this would be such a win, win! Thanks for the chance!! You can reach me at sorgaards (at) gmail (dot) com

Jane said...

I'd like to enter to win this book.
I've never read Robin Jones Gunn before. I'll have to see if our library has the Glennbrooke series.

Monika said...

RYC: Thanks (((hugs)))

If it's not too late to enter the giveaway, count me in. Otherwise, no problem!

Pattie said...

Monika, you won! Thanks for playing and everyone else, I wish you all good things for the holidays. Thanks for entering and God bless your Christmas!