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Kissing Father Christmas, By Robin Jones Gunn

Last year Anna received an unforgettable kiss from a groomsman in her cousin's wedding. Now she's back in England for Christmas with her family and dreams of love. Though Peter insists he's only interested in friendship, he takes her on a romantic tour of London. Is Anna's heart misleading her or is Peter denying what he feels?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: FaithWords
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781455565580
ISBN-13: 9781455565580

Publisher's Description

Bestselling, award-winning author Robin Jones Gunn welcomes us back to the cozy English village of Carlton Heath for a winter romance that will melt your heart.

Anna's first visit to Carlton Heath in England was last May for the wedding of her cousin Ian to Miranda. The beautiful event ended with a dance under the stars and Anna receiving an unexpected kiss from Peter, the groomsman who caught her eye and now holds her heart.
Now, at the invitation of family and friends, Anna is returning to Carlton Heath for Christmas. She has Peter's recent email to fill her with assurance that he's looking forward to seeing her again as well.
More than his brief words, though, the vivid memory of their unforgettable kiss provides a promise of more to come. Anna, ever the imaginative artist, has been busy painting a romantic conclusion to her holiday visit. Certainly she's not the only one who has been dreaming of another dance and another kiss.
But when she sees Peter again, his intentions seem to shift as speedily as the blustery winter weather. Is Anna's heart misleading her, or will Father Christmas bestow on her the gift of love for which she has long dreamed?

Author Bio

Robin Jones Gunn has written 82 books over the past 25 years, with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. She received a Christy Award for her novel Sisterchicks in Gondolas, and speaks at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia.

Editorial Reviews

"Gunn dishes up a perfect Christmas story about sacrifice, family, and the true meaning of love."—Library Journal on Finding Father Christmas
"With deep warmth and charming poignancy, Robin Jones Gunn brings us a tale as timeless as Christmas."—Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author of This Side of Heaven
"A thoroughly delightful Christmas romance full of grace and good humor."—Francine Rivers, author of Redeeming Love
"Robin Jones Gunn has an incredible way with storytelling. She never fails to hold my interest and always leaves me feeling blessed."—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of The Ladies of Liberty series
"With magical prose and a touching story, Robin has woven a heartwarming Christmas tale. Cozy up with a cup of tea and enjoy!"—Melody Carlson, author of The Heart's Desire on Finding Father Christmas
"With her signature wit and style, Robin Jones Gunn crafts a Christmas tale filled with faith, love, and the true meaning of the season. Those seeking holiday cheer and those longing for a glimpse of the real Father Christmas will treasure this well-told tale."—Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of The Story Keeper and The Sea Keeper's Daughters
"In Kissing Father Christmas, Robin Jones Gunn transports us to Whitcomb Manor in time to celebrate Christmas in Carlton Heath, England, with a delightful dreamer ready to embrace new friends, family, and romance. Like you and I, Anna must answer the question: What will you choose to do when dreams collide with disappointment and hope runs into heartbreak? Peter's view of grace and love hinges on her answer."—Mona Hodgson, author of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series
"Some authors tug at heartstrings in the stories they create. Robin Jones Gunn plays the strings so they create music...Kissing Father Christmas is both charming and gripping."—Cynthia Ruchti, author of An Endless Christmas and Restoring Christmas
"Robin's ability to ribbon a tale that wraps our hearts in beauty and love is seamless."—Patsy Clairmont, author of You Are More Than You Know

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  1. California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What Christmas is really about
    November 16, 2016
    Sarah O
    California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Kissing Father Christmas.
    Anna flew to her cousins wedding and is back for Christmas. She is also back with Fairy Tales in her mind and in her heart. She is there to find out more about her family and more about Peter. While Peter has other plans she knows friendship is important and is ready to leave after Christmas with knowing her family a little more and making some friends who she will hold near and dear to her heart. Will she be able to leave with her heart still intact or will her fairy tale wishes get in the way?

    I truly loved this book. I flew right through it and I was so sad to see it end, only because I have love these fun stories and characters. I loved how the focus in the book was about grace and forgiveness. I really enjoyed that even though in some cases Anna may have felt knocked down she still showed faith and grace to those around her. I can't say anything bad about this book if you are looking for a book that ties whats most important in life and at Christmas then this is the book for you. This book will not disappoint at all and I am so glad to have found it. This book is in a first person format which I do not usually like, however Robin had a way of allowing the reader not to miss or feel like your missing anything.
  2. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A satisfying Christmas novella
    November 13, 2016
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Kissing Father Christmas.
    We are introduced to a new main character in this story. Anna is a niece of Andrew's first wife. She had visited England earlier to attend the wedding of her cousin Ian and Miranda. She had met Peter, Ian's best man, and fallen for him. After several months back in Minnesota, Anna has returned to England to celebrate Christmas with her relatives and friends. She has let her imagination form a romantic future with Peter. Unfortunately, he has another plan for his future and it does not include Anna.

    Gunn has crafted another good Christmas romance. The story will tug at your heart. Openness and honesty are strong themes in the plot. We learn some interesting facts about structures in London as Peter takes Anna on a tour.

    I would have liked to know a little more about Anna. Even though she is the main character, I felt she was not developed well. She is an artist and a romantic dreamer. How did she get to be that way, living in a sort of fairy tale world? How did this branch of Andrew's in-laws come to be in Minnesota? There was much action in this novella but I do wish there had been more background material. Gunn set the standard in the earlier novellas in this series, helping readers understand Miranda. I wish she had done the same here with Anna.

    Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable story. It is a good portrayal of the true nature of grace and love. There is a Reading Group Guide included.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My thoughts are an independent and honest review.
  3. WA
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A perfectly uplifting Christmas read!
    November 3, 2016
    Karen R
    WA
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Kissing Father Christmas.
    I enjoyed going back to Carlton Heath for the holidays with Anna, Ian's cousin. Told from her viewpoint, the story begins where the last one left off, with a bit of a recap to fill in the months between. It was easy to follow along, but best to read the first two books to get the full story.

    Anna is a sweet-natured character, creative, sensitive and caring. She is so full of hope at the beginning, but as things don't turn out as she planned, it was inspiring to witness her shift to trusting God for her future instead. Hope and grace still are present at Whitcombe Manor as the extended family and friends embrace her, and love her through her bumpy relationship with Peter. Anna learns to extend grace to others, showing the healing power of love in action. It was fun reading more about the returning cast of characters, and revisiting the annual Christmas Carol play too. The author skillfully uses it to illustrate a spiritual truth, along with the lyrics of O Holy Night, creating a special moment for Anna that resonated in my heart as well.

    Recommend to anyone who enjoys an inspiring Christmas read with a tender little romance.

    (Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)
  4. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GOD is the TRUE CHRISTmas
    October 20, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a Christmas treat. I was tickled, tantalized, enchanting, and exuberant. I was pleasantly surprised. I love Christmas books and movies but this book took it a step further. How could a book not, named Kissing Father Christmas? This books flows easily there is no choppiness that you can get in a book especially Christmas one - they like to go back in time - etc - this is about Anna - she wants to get back to Heath for Christmas, and Peter - who gave her a kiss - s he was hoping for some more - but when she got there - well - things turned out to be the opposite - Anna took it in stride - she accepted it and moved on not happily - but moved on - well Peter - didn't know if he truly wanted to let her go - so he had to think if he wanted to kiss her again or not. Anna knows Peter is a complex person - and she starts praying for him. The author does a wonderful job describing Anna - a lovely and sweet, gentle way of describing her - you want to go in and join her - be her best friend - help her through all this. There are others to the cast of characters, and the author weaves them in fantastically so as not to overshadow the story, it adds to it. This is an amazing book - it is worth the read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  5. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GOD is the TRUE CHRISTmas
    October 20, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Kissing Father Christmas.
    This is a Christmas treat. I was tickled, tantalized, enchanting, and exuberant. I was pleasantly surprised. I love Christmas books and movies but this book took it a step further. How could a book not, named Kissing Father Christmas? This books flows easily there is no choppiness that you can get in a book especially Christmas one - they like to go back in time - etc - this is about Anna - she wants to get back to Heath for Christmas, and Peter - who gave her a kiss - s he was hoping for some more - but when she got there - well - things turned out to be the opposite - Anna took it in stride - she accepted it and moved on not happily - but moved on - well Peter - didn't know if he truly wanted to let her go - so he had to think if he wanted to kiss her again or not. Anna knows Peter is a complex person - and she starts praying for him. The author does a wonderful job describing Anna - a lovely and sweet, gentle way of describing her - you want to go in and join her - be her best friend - help her through all this. There are others to the cast of characters, and the author weaves them in fantastically so as not to overshadow the story, it adds to it. This is an amazing book - it is worth the read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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