Home At Last
The novel is set one year after the first one and continues many of the themes. Once again there is the theme of belonging. A year earlier Miranda was searching to belong. Now she consolidates her position with both her earthly friends and her heavenly Father. She was “pursued by God,,, changed… [and] belongs to God.”
There are parallels between earthly fathers and our heavenly Father. Edward is a powerful man yet his door is always open to his children and he bends an ear to listen to them. Likewise God, the creator of the universe loves each one of us and bends His ear to hear us.
Coming home is another theme. It can be in the literal sense or figuratively. Miranda’s home growing up was a series of hotel rooms. She longs for both a bricks and mortar home and a home in someone’s heart.
Once again questions of roots is raised. Children must never be made to feel guilty for where they come from. They cannot be held responsible for their parents indiscretions.
God is our generous Father. His gifts to us are given in abundance. God’s extravagant gifts and grace are contagious. If you know God, you want to emulate Him and be generous. This is seen in the novel as children Julia and Mark open their hearts to others around them. Having both a child-like heart and faith is a beautiful thing.
Engaging Father Christmas was a fabulous read. The story wrapped itself around my heart, producing a warm, fuzzy feeling. I am really enjoying this series and eager to start book three Kissing Father Christmas.
Give yourself a festive treat and immerse yourself in this fabulous series today.
You can buy the first two books separately or buy them in the two for one edition.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.