Title: Kissing Father Christmas
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Description from the publisher: 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?
Review: This is a fantastic Christmas book. This is the third book in the Father Christmas series and it is just as good as the first two. I wasn’t sure if I would like this novel when I realized that the view point is now from Anna, a new character to the series, but once I got going I loved it. You still see what is going on with Miranda so it doesn’t change the premise.
This is a quick read, only 175 pages so it’s a nice quick read for those lazy days. The light story line also just brings you out of the world and into a happy little town that you don’t really want to leave.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a happy Christmas novel, especially for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to read. The shortness of this novel makes it great for anyone to read.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. No review was required, all opinions are my own.*