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Unlike Wendy, I really haven’t read many Christmas books. I’m not sure why. I love Christmas! Because I haven’t read many, it was easy to pick my favorite, the novella Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn. This story is the followup book to Finding Father Christmas, which Janet wrote about Monday.
Engaging Father Christmas is my favorite between the two because it has the romance. 🙂 In this story, Miranda returns to England a year after finding her family. During that year she has been seeing handsome Ian MacGregor. Ian’s parents are close friends of Miranda’s newly discovered family in the fictional town of Carlton Heath. Miranda and Ian’s relationship is tested throughout the story as Ian’s father suffers a heart attack, as Miranda’s ex-boyfriend follows her to Carlton Heath, and as Miranda faces hostility from members of her family. I don’t want to give too much away so I’ll just say that the book ends happily, and it’s such a satisfying read!
Another reason I’m fond of this book is that I wrote the discussion questions that are printed in the back. Through a strange series of events it fell on me to quickly write the questions, and I did! This readers’ guide is my first published work, so if you do pick up the book, please be sure to enjoy the questions in the back as well. 😉
What was your first published work?