Monday, December 12, 2016

Kissing Father Christmas

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 

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