Happy Monday! Only two weeks left until Christmas and so much to do. My daughter wanted to wrap up gifts yesterday. I had to explain that it was not a good idea. Cats and dogs tend to take present under the tree as a challenge. They work to get them open, chew them up, and see how big a mess they can create. I wait and wrap gifts on Christmas Eve. I then put them up very high! I keep their (dogs and cats) gifts hidden in a trunk until Christmas morning (of course I get them presents)!
In Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn we return to Carlton Heath. Anna (related to Andrew) was in England a year and a half ago for the wedding of Miranda and Ian. Anna fell in love with Carlton Heath, and she particularly enjoyed a kiss from groomsman, Peter Elliott. Anna has been invited back to Carlton Heath for Christmas, and Anna is hoping to spend more time with Peter. Unfortunately, Peter is not of a similar mind. He only wants to be friends. Peter is pushing Anna away because he has a secret (which many people in the village know about). But fate keeps pushing these two together. Is there a chance for a happily ever after?
Kissing Father Christmas is well-written and easy to read. The book has good characters and a beautiful setting (I want to live in Carlton Heath). I liked Anna’s creativity (she is an artist who wants to create children’s books). I recommend reading Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas (they are available in one book) before reading Kissing Father Christmas (otherwise you will be confused). I give Kissing Father Christmas 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). It is a sweet and romantic novel (though it does have an expected ending). We get updates on Miranda, Ian, Andrew, and Katherine. Kissing Father Christmas is great way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon. You can snuggle up in a chair with a blanket, your favorite beverage and some chocolate.
I am off to eat dinner and continue working on our Christmas trees (I will get done before Christmas). I am currently reading Iced Under by Barbara Ross. I hope all of you have a nice, relaxing evening. I will see you tomorrow when I review More Than a Promise by Amy Lillard. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader