Monday, March 29, 2010

Todd & Christy: The College Years by Robin Jones Gunn


The love story of Christy and Todd begins anew....

Beloved heroine Christy Miller, along with her friends Todd and Katie, is now in college enjoying new freedoms, taking on new responsibilities, and facing new struggles. With life-changing decisions in front of her, Christy turns to God for strength and guidance—especially when it comes to her romance with Todd. Although their courtship began many years ago, it's only now as adults that they can explore a future together. Is theirs truly a forever relationship?

Until Tomorrow
After nearly a year of studying in Switzerland, Christy welcomes the arrival of Todd and Katie for a whirlwind tour of Europe, all the while looking for assurances of Todd's feelings for her.

As You Wish
Christy's back in Southern California for her junior year of college, eager to spend more quality time with Todd—but several unexpected events lead Christy to question their future together.

I Promise
Engaged at last, Christy and Todd discover some differences between them that might make married life more complicated than they thought. Will they ever make it down the aisle?

Robin Jones Gunn has a passion for communicating God's love to young hearts. She began writing story books for toddlers when her children were little. Her husband, Ross, has been a youth minister for over twenty years. While on a camping trip with teens from their youth group, Robin found some of the girls hiding away in their tent reading a stack of novels they'd brought with them from the library.

Curious as to what could keep these girls away from the sun, surf and guys, Robin borrowed three of their books. As she read them, her heart broke. They were not the kinds of stories these girls should be reading! After the camping trip Robin went to her Bible bookstore and bought every book she could find that she thought would be interesting for the girls and have a good influence on them. The teens read all the books in a week and asked for more. "There aren't any more," Robin told them. "That was all I could find." The teens challenged Robin by saying, "Then you write some for us. We'll even tell you what to write!"

She has now written over 50 books, including THE CHRISTY MILLER SERIES, which has sold more than one million copies. A storyteller at heart, she is also a popular speaker and an active youth worker. Robin lives with her family in Oregon.

I had not, and probably will not, read the FIRST Christy Miller series. I have read a few of the books - so I knew the characters well enough, to jump back into the story, in the college years and still understand what was happening. Though, I think that even if you haven't read ANY of the books about ANY of the characters, you would've been able to jump right in and read.
I really liked this series. The first book was the one that I didn't enjoy as much as the other two. It seemed more boring, I guess. It was mostly traveling, but it was still a good book.
Robin Jones Gunn has a way of writing, that makes you want to keep reading until the end, to know exactly what is going to happen, when.
The characters are VERY believable, living a life that is also very believable. They're in college, with those hard choices that come with being in college.
All in all, this series is good, and I would recommend it to anyone who has or hasn't read anything about these characters in the past.

**I received this book free, by Baker Publishing, in exchange for my review**


Emii said...

I read this book, along with all the other Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen books -- and loved them all! Oh, and you might want to check out the new Katie Welden series. It's set in college, too -- and beyond!:)


Emii said...

Hey Ashley,
Yepp, there's a third book in the series, and it's a really good book:)