Throwback Thursday: Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

Hello, everybody!  It’s time for another Throwback Thursday 🙂

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago.  This is a great way to bring some of your old favorites back to life.
If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board!

My pick for the week is…

Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn (First Published July 2nd, 2007)

Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew.

In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson’s search for her father takes a turn she never expected when she finds herself in London with only a few feeble clues to who he might be. Unexpectedly welcomed into a family that doesn’t recognize her, and whom she’s quickly coming to love, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father? Or should she carry the truth home with her to San Francisco and remain alone in this world? Whatever choice she makes during this London Christmas will forever change the future for both herself and the family she can’t bear to leave.

Robin Jones Gunn brilliantly combines lyrical writing and unforgettable characters to craft a story of longing and belonging that will stay with readers long after they close the pages of this book. (Goodreads)

Just like last week, I picked up this wonderful, moving holiday read which I have read twice and absolutely loved.
Thrown herself in as far a place as London in search for her biological father with an old photograph clasped in her hand, she is struck by a stroke of fate and get to acquainted with a family supposedly connected to her father, or at least knows about her father.

I got so invested in Miranda, the protagonist, while I was reading this. Her emotions are expressed really well, I found it hard to put it down. The cast of characters, from the main ones to the sub ones are all wonderful and well drawn out. More than anything, the story line is absolutely beautiful. I adored the tranquil ambiance the author’s solid writing exudes which is kind of akin to snowflakes falling from the sky without a sound.
The ripple effect that Miranda’s journey has on the prospective relatives is also suspenseful and gripping. Enhanced by its beautiful, strong writing, I was completely overcome by my emotions and ended up shedding a lot of tears.
It was poignant, beautiful and breathtaking.

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If you are into holiday reads, I will recommend picking this up. I loved this book so much that I bought the bind edition (coupled with Engaging Father Christmas) last year. I hope you will love it as much as I did 🙂

What about you? What is your favorite book? and have you read Finding Father Christmas?
Comment below and let me know!

Thanks for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!

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