Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Giveaway! Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

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.

My Review:
This Christmas novella is a gem. Written in first-person narrative, this romance novel of love and forgiveness is somewhat predictable but demands a tissue box be nearby. A unexpected parallel is drawn between the story and the nativity. A good Christmas read.
"I believe God, the real Father of Christmas, says to each of us. 'Come in! Know me better.'” Robin Jones Gunn

To buy a copy, click here.

The folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for three (3) copies!

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 17th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code:


    Anonymous said...

    I'd love to read this, so please enter me, Sally. milou2ster(at)

    Amy said...

    Please enter me! altartemis[at]hotmail[dot]com

    Shimmy Mom said...

    This one sounds cute.
    shimmywith4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    sharon54220 said...

    This sounds like a really good book. I would love to read it.
    Please enter me in the contest!!!


    sara said...

    I actually almost bought this the other day, but refrained. So maybe I can win it?!!!


    Book Lover Lisa said...

    I've been wanting to read this book.


    Anonymous said...

    Please enter me!

    tetewa said...

    I'm always looking for new authors, count me in!

    Jo-Jo said...

    This looks like an enjoyable christmas read...please enter me.

    duteau1 said... would love to read this book and even better win it in this contest.

    Robin said...

    Sounds like a good book. Enter me!
    robinmbnm at gmail dot com

    Kris said...

    Sounds like a good book, would love a chance to win a copy.

    I Heart Book Gossip said...

    Count me in!

    ChristyJan said...

    Oh! Please enter me!


    Ruthie said...

    Sounds like a great book to read at Christmas. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Barbara H. said...

    I love Robin's books. This sounds good.


    Anonymous said...

    I believe you when you say it's a gem!

    LvPoohBr2 said...

    My daughter is currently reading Robin Gunn's Christy Miller series. I would love to win a book by this great author. ;D

    LvPoohBr2 said...

    Ooops forgot to leave my email.


    kalea_kane said...

    Sally, after today's post I really do feel inspired for a Christmas season read! :) Please enter me for a chance. Thanks!


    Jennifer said...

    Sally This book looks so good.Please enter me.I love reading christmas books and have bought 5 already this year.LOl I haven't seen this one on the stands.Thank you for visiting me for pink sat and your sweet comments.Hugs and Happy Pink Sat,Jen

    jennspetalpalace (at) aol(dot) com

    windycindy said...

    Lovely cover for a wonderful sounding story! Please count me in. All is appreciated.....Cindi

    Diane of Crafty Passions said...

    Sounds like a wonderful book.

    Anya said...

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Nicky said...

    wow i'd love to be entered into this contest! sounds like a good book!!


    kelli said...


    Kat Bryan said...

    This book sounds like a good read for the holiday season.
    winterset at peoplepc dot com

    mamakane said...

    Robin Jones Gunn is one of my favorite authors. Please include me in the drawing. mamakane at yahoo dot com Thanks for sharing!

    Smilingsal said...

    The 3 winners are:
    Barbara H.

    AmandaSue said...

    I'd love to be entered, sounds like a good read. Thanks
    unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail (dot) com