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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Teaser Tuesday - Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. 4. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
5. Please avoid spoilers!

My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today: (So I'm going to cheat a little today - I read this passage and it really touched my heart! Read on . . . oh - all right - I'm cheating on the length too!! It will probably mean more if you read the book, but let me just say that this is now my ALL-TIME favorite holiday book!!)

"By my best estimation, my mother was eighteen when I was born. Maybe nineteen. If she had relatives she could have sent me to, she never hinted at it. If she considered handing me over to an adoption agency, it was only a private contemplation.
Her decision had been to keep the two of us together, and now I understood why. This. This closeness. This chance to share the moments of wonder together. My mother wanted me. That in itself was a precious gift."
~ p.85, “Finding Father Christmas” by Robin Jones Gunn

Product Description from Hachette Book Group USA:
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.
~ Wendi


shelburns said...

I wanta read it! WOW! Thanks for the lengthened teaser.

Karen Harrington said...

What a great first sentence there. Good teaser.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

What a wonderful teaser! And just in time for the holiday season! I would love to read this book. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Michele said...

Great teaser. Makes me think of my own mom, just 21, in a home for unwed mothers and deciding to keep me after hearing me cry. I need to read the book I think!

Cheryl Pitt said...

I've heard of that book, it looked really interesting! I saw it on the publisher's website.

Yasmin said...

Here's my TT:

Wanda said...

Sounds like a perfect Christmas read, lovely teaser!

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