As I mentioned earlier this year when Forever with You (the first book in Robin Jones Gunn’s Christy & Todd: the Married Years series) was released, I grew up with Todd and Christy. I walked their relationship with them through the Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, and Katie Weldon series. I started one of my nieces on the Christy Miller series a few years ago and another one received the first two books when I visited this summer (they’re both getting more for Christmas–good thing they don’t read my blog) :). So I am so happy to be spending even more time with Christy and Todd Spencer as they navigate the trials and tribulations of adulthood and marriage. There’s lots of joy in there as well.
I didn’t stay up all night reading this one like I did the last one–but I did finish it on this lazy Saturday. What a fun way to spend the day–visiting old friends. This book was centered on Todd, Christy, Katie, and Eli but Doug and Tracy also make a couple of appearances. Most books end with an engagement or a wedding so it’s fun to be able to walk beyond that with Todd and Christy–to see some of the things Christy really struggles with in her marriage and how her faith in God as well as her husband and her friends help her overcome those same struggles. Another thing Gunn highlights well (without going into too much detail) is the sanctity of waiting until marriage to come together–how waiting makes everything sweet and a special gift for a husband and wife on their married life.
Gunn has been a master of creating catch phrases throughout the Christy Miller books and she doesn’t stop. Home of our hearts is sure to be added to peculiar treasures, God thing, may it be so, and more.
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